One of the people I always get back to on the blog is Justin Hunter, the Australian composer and piano player Justin Hunter, which you can read all about here!
I’ve been playing piano since before I can remember. Just really tuning into the keyboard to make sense of my world.
The track Faroe was released as a (double) single on the 15th of may, 2020.
Tell us something about your track Faroe!
Last year I traveled to the remote Faroe Islands halfway between Norway and Iceland. It was the most majestic and stunning place. I wrote 4 songs for an EP I’m simply titling Faroe and this track is the title track and the second track off the EP so far.
Thank you for this Justin!
Today I’m introducing you to the latest single by Justin Hunter, which I have spotted befor here. Justin is an Australian composer from the Blue Mountains. He’s currently traveling through Sweden (but we haven’t managed to meet yet).
The track Anywhere Elsewhere is released as a single, but will also be featured on an upcoming album later this year.
The working theme throughout the album was to keep my sound raw, perfectly unperfected. I wanted an album full and rich in vibe and feels. No room for production or in making my sound less organic. It is a full recording of just me and the piano.
Tell us something about your track Everywhere Elsewhere!
I recorded the album in Riverwood / NSW. It was more a feeling I was trying to capture. “Anywhere Elsewhere was something that I wanted to have the feeling of a summer vacation. A getaway mood, similar to when you start dreaming of traveling.
Thank you for this Justin!
Today I’m introducing you to Australian composer Justin Hunter and his latest release Drown. Justin lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia and apart from being an amazing pianist and composer he also runs ultra marathons and is a part time photographer.
This is a first taste of an upcoming album coming out sometime 2019. But first; a couple of singles.
When I asked him about the song he responded with something that looked and sounded like a poem. It wasn’t, but I’ll keep it poem like!
“Drown” was written in a small cafe high up in the Blue Mountains.
By actual fluke, the first time I sat at the keys to continue writing the piece the keys and notes all perfectly meshed into one.
It sounded so beautiful, like everything was just falling around me.
It struck me that if the ocean was only made up of musical notes,
then I would absolutely not have the strength to swim. I would be overtaken by the melody and “Drown” ..
A perfect representation that there are in life, memories and experiences that are so perfect, that the moment we sit back and soak it all in, we are actually in fact, being so thrown into an ocean of emotion, almost as if we are drowning in the moment.
Music is totally that.
A trigger for memories, that consume and allow us to linger and drown in the moment.
Thank you for the music Justin! Looking forward to hear the album!