Releasing his Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire)-produced debut album ‘The Art Of Escape’ in 2016 with smash hit single “Rusty” (high rotation on triple j, spins on BBC, and over 8 million streams on Spotify) and break out title track “The Art Of Escape”, Hein spent the better part of that year touring the country supporting James Bay and again co-headlining with Lanks, before returning briefly for Falls Festival at the end of the year.
Not afraid to mesh acoustic with electronic and developing a dynamic and entertaining live show combining those elements, as well as proving equally proficient in both lush and stripped back moments, debut album ‘The Art Of Escape’ was an accomplished start for the young artist. From there, he had his sights set on the world.
Performing over 140 shows over 18 months throughout Europe, the UK and North America, Hein headlined tours, played festivals, and supported artists such as Lukas Graham, Bears Den, Peter Bjorn and John, and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, which led to airplay in over 30 countries at over 150 stations, and a legion of fans all across the globe.
Hein’s new single, “Hear My Voice” is a song about falsehoods and self-constructed versions of ourselves:
“This song is about my experiences with falsehood, of hiding behind a version of myself that I’ve built up in a fantasy influenced by all the information thrown at us in 2018. It’s a conversation that I’m having with myself, basically saying: ‘Are you in there? Coz the guy answering the door is an a**hole and there’s gotta be someone else I can talk to!”
“Hear My Voice” was conceived in a small chalet in the French Alps facing Mont Blanc during a few days off between shows in 2016, and later finished in Cornwall last year in a similarly beautiful and inspiring landscape. Co-Produced by Hein and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, James Hersey) in the UK, the foundations of Hein’s indie-pop and folk styles are still present, now with a newfound exploration of other genres such as electronic and RnB.
Excited to bring this new music back home to Australia, Hein is readying “Hear My Voice” and a collection of new material for upcoming headline shows nationally in April and May.
“Hear My Voice” is out April 6th, 2018.
Saturday April 28th – The Penny Black, Melbourne
Sunday April 29th – Porch Sessions, Adelaide
Thursday May 3rd – Leadbelly, Newtown