It’s been a minute since the Melbourne-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released the Kagu EP (2015), and time is still yet to heal the pain we felt when his previous band, dream pop outfit Snakadaktal, called it a day. Instead, Heathcliff has explored writing novels, plays and scores for short films, before coming full circle to share new music under his own moniker.
‘Ordinary’ is the first insight into Heathcliff’s forthcoming new EP A Boy And His Rose, out March 17. He’s created a delicate and dreamy soundscape, which harbours a restrained style of composition and minimalist vibe, yet production nerds would know otherwise. Once again, it’s Heathcliff’s effortless vocals and honest lyricism that create an equally intimate and expansive pop song.
A Boy And His Rose, was recorded and mixed in Melbourne in collaboration with producer Russell Fawcus (Slum Sociable, Noah and the Whale) and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Hiatus Kaiyote, Chet Faker). Thankfully, only a few more weeks to wait, you can pre-order the EP here.