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Sydney-based, New Zealand-born artist Somber Hills has dropped his dynamic new track, Don't Need. Fusing together sonic threads of rock, hip-hop and trap, the track conceptually navigates the musicians own conflicting feelings towards his career and pursuit of music, set atop darker, melancholic production.
Speaking of the track, the musician shares: "I freestyled each section of the song and I think it was something I needed to get out subconsciously. I know being an artist is a selfish role and when I left for Australia I couldn’t be there for the people who needed me. I want to be, but I have to focus on this stuff first so I can be there for these people as the best version of myself. Especially my partner. This song stems from guilt. I know pursuing my dreams hurts people and I feel like you can hear the pent-up emotion in the delivery of the track.".
The musical project of Lukas Martin, the musician began dabbling in music upon receiving a guitar as a gift as a child. As he grew older, he began experimenting with producing, working with his friends in the New Zealand skating scene. Since launching his career, Martin has opened A$AP Ferg and played New Zealand festival Rhythm & Vines. He has also collaborated with the likes of Lucianblomkamp, Jeida Woods, Boy Soda, Joe Mason and UP LATE.
Don't Need is out now! Listen to the track below.