Australian musician Nathan Smart has released his brand new pop anthem Jailhouse.
Produced by Michael Paynter and Michael DeLorenzis at MSquared (NUSSY, Chris Watts), Jailhouse features soaring synths, in the likes of Flume, fused with cool trap beats. Smart’s glistening vocals build the song effortlessly, showcasing his unique and agile rap style singing, before elevating into an unforgettable and powerful hook, akin to the pop hits from Troye Sivan. On the writing process, Smart said “Jailhouse was Inspired by a deteriorating relationship. It’s a confession that even though this person had moved on, I was struggling to let go of what little was left...Listening to it now is very nostalgic”.
Hustling from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, The 20 year old singer, songwriter and producer brings a fresh approach with his fusion pop, hip-hop crossovers. “In 2017 I wanted to start with a blank slate and re think what my music will sound like...now I’m making the records that I’ve always loved listening to”. With an accumulated audience of over 500,000, Nathan Smart begun his musical career in 2011 posting cover videos on YouTube before delving into production and writing in 2014. In addition to his musical prowess, Nathan also has a meticulous eye for crafting music videos, directing his own clips, including his recent single ‘You Ain’t Got Me’ which was praised for it’s sharp and dazzling light design. “When I’m making a beat or writing a song, I’m always visualising in my head how it will look on screen. There’s some really cool ideas for Jailhouse that we’re working on, I’m extremely excited to bring this song to life”.
With each release further solidifying Nathan Smart’s place in the Melbourne music scene, there’s no sign of slowing down for this young pop powerhouse. “I lose track of time when I’m in the studio because I enjoy it so much. Nothing compares to the feeling I get when I put a out a song after months of hard work so that people can finally listen to it”.
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