Watch our interview with the musician below!
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Australian musician and actor Nicholas Hamilton has announced the release of his debut EP Pretty Young, sharing the title track alongside a nostalgic visual.
Produced by Joe Marson and Arthur Pingrey (Sia, Sting), the track navigates the singers transition into adulthood, with the track penned in the lead up to Hamilton's 21st birthday. Laced with sentimental lyricism and the musicians signature warm vocals, acoustic guitars and choral vocals wrap themselves around the listener, as we hear Hamilton reflect on his past, and ponder his future.
Speaking of the track, Hamilton shares: “I remember feeling pretty down when I wrote the first stanza. It was one of those days where you just cry behind a piano and hope a song comes out. There was a moment where I realised how silly it was for me to be writing a song about my childhood, when I definitely wouldn’t consider myself an adult yet…That’s how the second stanza came about, starting with “and I’m still pretty young”. I drew the rest of the lyrics from a tonne of childhood memories I thought I’d forgotten, and recent memories I hope I don’t forget.”
Directed, written, produced and edited by Hamilton himself, the clip is comprised of clips and vignettes from the musicians life, ranging from his childhood, to self-tape auditions and his travels undertaken throughout his film career.
Having worked alongside Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving and Jessica Chastain, Hamilton has starred in a number of blockbusters including It, It: Chapter Two, Captain Fantastic, Strangerland and more.
Pretty Young, the EP, is out August 13. Watch the visual below.