Watch our full interview with Masked Wolf!
If you haven't heard Astronaut In The Ocean, then lets get you up to speed...
Almost two years since its release, Masked Wolf's is a viral sensation. Reaching the Top 10 on Billboards Hot 100, #3 on Billboards Global 200 and #4 on the ARIA chart with a GOLD certification, Astronaut In The Ocean has amassed over 409 million Global streams to date, and reached #1 on the Global Shazam chart and #1 on US and Canadian iTunes. If all that wasn't enough, global superstar Jennifer Lopez featured the track in one of her own Tik Tok videos.
The musical project of Australian musician Harry Michael, we sat down with Masked Wolf to discuss the track, it's global appeal, being locked in an artist management deal early in his career and so much more. Astronaut In The Ocean utilises evocative to touch on and navigate themes that are universally relatable, employing metaphors for depression and anxiety. The musician opens it up to his wider audience, posing the question "What you know about rollin' down in the deep?", wanting to know their own experiences whilst offering a space to let his audience know they are not alone.
Since the release of his debut single, Speed Racer, in 2018, the musician has released a string of standalone singles, including a collaboration with Joel Fletcher and Restricted. Now, Michael is working on his debut body of work, revealing to MILKY he has secured a number of international musical guests to appear on the record. Michael is also currently exploring staging his own live show, hoping to bring the energy to live audiences and connect with his fans in person.
Astronaut In The Ocean is out now! Watch our interview with Masked Wolf above.
Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos ©
Filming: Made In Katana
Additional BTS footage: Marcella Ho
Featured Song: Astronaut In The Ocean courtesy of Warner Music Australia.