Gold Coast teenager Harry J. Hart has drawn attention from around the globe for his unique songwriting and major vocal and guitar skills. His new single “Make It Easy”, out on March 19th, is the first from his upcoming EP that centres on relationship breakdowns.
About the new track, he says –
‘Make It Easy’ is a reflection on a relationship where it seemed good for a while, but the other person’s actions made the decision to move on an easy one.”
A juxtaposition between foot tapping music and reflective lyrics, this guitar-driven track is backed by synths and a thick base line to deliver upbeat vibes to get up and dance your sads away to.
This song was borne from the guitar part in the bridge and then became a collaborative effort between Harry and songwriter Jake Cropley when paired together over lockdown via Zoom songwriting sessions.
It was recorded and mixed by Joel Myers at Head Atlas Studios in Moorooka, and mastered by Paul Blakey. This is the second time Harry has recorded with Joel Myles and they make a formidable team. The pair’s most recent track “It Calls Out” reached #1 in the Netherlands. This new project is an extension of Harry’s work with Joel and the synergy between artist and producer has resulted in some exciting music production.
Harry was first earmarked by local media, when at 14 he was names a Gold Coast Musician to Watch alongside Amy Shark. By the time he was 17, Harry had travelled to Berklee College of Music in Boston to further his guitar studies, hit #1 on Triple J Unearthed’s charts, was a Queensland Music Awards finalist, and was named Bluesfest Busking Competition’s Best Guitarist.
The Music Industry College graduate has also played Bluesfest in 2018 and 2019, attended a second Summer semester at Berklee, and travelled to Los Angeles to train under Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Nuno Betterncourt (Extreme), Bibi McGill (Beyonce & Pink) and other guitar royalty.
“Make It Easy” was written as part of the APRA AMCOS 3-2-1 Songwriting Hubs project and this EP has been supported by Arts Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund.
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