Release Date: Sep 29, 2009
Record label: SINAB
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
The Sun Came Out, the second release by the nebulous entity called 7 Worlds Collide, is the musical equivalent of vacation snapshots. Crowded House resident Neil Finn invited a supergroup's worth of artists from the UK and America to convene over the Christmas holidays at his New Zealand studio and record an album for charity. Members of Wilco and Radiohead made the trip, along with KT Tunstall, Lisa Germano, Johnny Marr, and a handful of Australian and New Zealand artists.
The phrase “7 worlds collide” comes, within Neil Finn’s vocabulary at least, from the song “Distant Sun”. On it, Finn sings “seven worlds collide / whenever I am by your side”. But the real payoff is a less prominent but just as heartfelt “I offer love”. It’s with the same largesse that the Crowded House singer-songwriter has curated his 7 Worlds Collide project.