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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Gold Coast singer-songwriter Mitch King has signed to Michael Gudinski’s newest label, Reclusive Records, becoming the second artist on the labels roster. The announcement is accompanied by the release of the musicians new single, Oil & Water. Co-written with Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel), King funnelled his personal experience into the track which was written during a writing session in Sydney

Speaking of his new label, King shared: “To be selected by Michael Gudinski and have him believe in my music is a great honour. I’m really looking forward to releasing lots of new music this year. Thank you to Michael, Andrew Mackie, and the whole Mushroom team - I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our new partnership.” Michael Gudinski returned the sentiments, saying: “I have always been fascinated with the one-man band concept. After seeing Mitch perform live, I knew there was something unique and special about him. The fact that Mitch’s song ‘Coming Back’ was used and embraced by the NFL team The Green Bay Packers was a true testament to his song writing and I was surprised that he wasn’t already signed after that! The reaction we had after Mitch performed 5 Seconds Of Summer’s track ‘Youngblood’ on The State Of Music was incredible and it made it clear that we had to have him on Reclusive.”

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, King spends his days travelling around Australia in his campervan, performing at shows and festivals across the country. He first started playing guitar at the age of 14, spending hours in his bedroom playing music. His song Coming Back soared to new heights when it was selected by the US NFL team Green Bay Packers to promote their season opener. After spending the majority of 2020 working on new music, King is set to release an EP this year.

Oil & Water is out now! Listen to the track below.


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