Global Intimacy

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Global Intimacy
Studio album by
Released7 December 2018 (2018-12-07)
  • Extra Celestial Arts
  • Inpartmaint Inc.
ProducerBarney McAll
Singles from Global Intimacy
  1. "The Day That You Moved On"
    Released: 10 November 2017
  2. "The Day That You Moved On (Abhi The Nomad & Ellis Miah Remix)"
    Released: 9 February 2018
  3. "When They Come For Us"
    Released: 5 April 2018
  4. "Text Me Back"
    Released: 6 July 2018
  5. "The End Is The Beginning"
    Released: 28 July 2018
  6. "Double Click To Kill"
    Released: 24 August 2018
  7. "Useless Generation"
    Released: 25 January 2019

Global Intimacy is the thirteenth studio album by Australian jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll. It was released worldwide on 7 December 2018. Global Intimacy was released under the pseudonym TQX, also known as TourniquetX.

The album is inspired by the dystopian prophecies of TV drama Black Mirror, the Hollywood movie Her, and the very real spread of fake news via online networks. TQX wants to draw attention to this nightmarish situation, and wants to make everyone question the reliance on screens.[1] The album cover is an image made by Banksy. However, TQX does not have the permission to use it.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Global Intimacy track listing
1."Log Off And Live" (featuring Kool A.D.)
2."Text Forgiveness" (featuring Invenio Singers)TraditionalTraditional00:32
3."Text Me Back" (featuring Sirah & Kool A.D.)
  • McAll
  • Genji Siraisi
4."The End Is The Beginning" (featuring Genevieve Artadi)
  • McAll
  • Phil Rose
  • McAll
  • Justin Shave
5."Double Click To Kill" (featuring KiDD iCARUS & Belle Bangard)
  • McAll
  • Gabriel Winterfield
  • Rose
6."When They Come For Us" (featuring Daniel Merriweather)
  • McAll
  • Merriweather
  • McAll
  • Gareth Thompson
7."Living The Greatest Lie" (featuring Shayna Steele)
  • McAll
  • Rose
8."The Day That You Moved On" (featuring Sia)
  • McAll
  • Furler
9."As The World Ends" (featuring Gian Slater & Pete Miser)
  • McAll
  • Rose
  • Slater
  • Miser
  • McAll
  • Siraisi
10."Intellectual Property Theft" (featuring Malik Work)
  • McAll
  • Rose
  • Work
  • McAll
  • Aaron Choulai
11."Facebook Killed The Arts" (featuring Josh Mease)
  • McAll
  • Rose
  • Furler
  • McAll
  • Siraisi
12."The Day That You Moved On (Abhi The Nomad & Ellis Miah Remix)" (featuring Sia, Abhi The Nomad & Ellis Miah)
  • McAll
  • Furler
  • McAll
  • Abhi The Nomad
  • Miah
13."Useless Generation" (featuring Cormega & Kool A.D.)
  • McAll
  • Rose
  • Cormega
  • Kool A.D.
  • McAll
14."You Played The Knife" (featuring Gian Slater)
  • McAll
  • Slater
15."Ghostly Machine" (featuring Gian Slater)McAllMcAll03:34
16."Pay No Attention" (featuring Ben Monder)MonderMcAll01:37
17."Do Not React" (featuring Invenio Singers)McAllMcAll02:03
Total length:52:25

Critical reception[edit]

NME described "The Day That You Moved On" as "mind bending" and "epic".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Sydney Morning Herald[3]

The Sydney Morning Herald's Kish Lal gave the album three stars out of five and stated that the production of Global Intimacy is slick and reminiscent of PC Music's 2014 brand of anti-pop, yet elevated for this year.[3] 4ZZZ's Chris Cobcroft noted that Global Intimacy is more-or-less a top-forty pop / hip hop record, that can be as sugary as any of Sia’s more recent confections. He also noted that lyrics are, the densest diatribe against the evils of the corporate music industry, technology, fascism, capitalism and more.[4] The Australian's Eric Meyers said about the album that the key to this work is the preponderance of lovely pop songs which comprise more than half the album. He also noted that they feature beautiful melody lines, highly intelligent lyrics, and the rich vocal harmonies characteristic of the best pop music, put together with considerable mastery.[5]


  1. ^ "TQX". Triple J Unearthed. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ "TQX and Sia unveil mind-bending video for 'The Day That You Moved On'". NME. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b Zwartz, Barry Divola, Bruce Elder, Kish Lal, John Shand, Bronwyn Thompson and Barney (7 January 2019). "Music reviews: Juliana Hatfield, You Tell Me, TQX, Rachel Scott and more". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 January 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "4ZZZ". Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  5. ^ "CD REVIEWS PAGE 18". Eric Myers Jazz. Retrieved 24 January 2019.