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Image: Jacinthe Lau

Sydney songwriter/producer Nick Ward has shared his new single, PRINCESS. The song serves as the first taste of new music since the release of his debut EP, Everything I Wish I Told You, earlier this year.

The introspective track brings Ward's signature conversational lyricism, brought to life by his vulnerable vocal performance. The song continues the singers conceptual exploration of identity and societal views of masculinity and acknowledging his own journey to self-acceptance. The release is accompanied by an official visual, directed by Ward alongside Jacinthe Lau.

"PRINCESS feels like a defining moment in my life, career and in my relationship. Rather than answering my previously explored questions of 'Who am I?', this song is me finally understanding what I can be. I've spent the majority of my life questioning my identity and gender, and this song feels like such a concrete statement. It's me finally coming to terms with all the infinite aspects of my identity and gender, in order to be this devoted, malleable thing for someone else. Growing up around Australian masculinity and patriarchal values, I've often felt so self conscious about how I don't fit in – PRINCESS is me embracing the beauty and power of being your own type of man..."

After a string of single releases, Ward found himself on tour with New Zealand indie pop sensation BENEE. After more performances on tour with with local artists Tora and JOY, Ward was named a Triple J Unearthed High finalist in 2019. Not only just a talented musician, Ward is passionate about filmmaking, directing all his own visuals as well as a bi-monthly series on YouTube. His work explores masculinity and identity, and in 2017 Ward took home a win at Tropfest Junior with his short film, Boys Don’t Cry.

PRINCESS is out now!

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