1.Growing Up

I remember the day well, as a timid seven-year-old, walking to my first piano lesson. The connection and passion was instant and from that day I’ve always created music – I used to watch films on mute and sit at the piano and compose my own music to the scenes. That’s my first memory of ever writing music.

2.Inspirations

I have vivid memories of my dad singing the likes of Simon & Garfunkel and Cat Stevens. The muffled sounds coming from the lounge room are ingrained in me and must have had some influence, surely. Of late? I love оlafur Arnalds, an Icelandic producer who is a wizard with string loops blended with piano and electronics. Oh and Rachmaninoff, a Late Romantic composer. That dude is an absolute legend.

3.Your Band

Lincoln is basically dark, brooding indie-pop, piano-fuelled and laced with haunting vocals and wicked industrial/electronic sounds. It’s dark, passionate and complex. The live show is going to be amazing, a three-piece set-up plus the beautiful addition of a live cellist.

4.The Music You Make

I recorded with producer Michael McGlynn at Vienna People studios, Annandale.
We just connected instantly over the track ‘Fading Light’. I feel like that was borne out of some weird, innate connection and understanding between us. No words were needed, the magic just happened. And from that, the dark, brooding yet slightly weird vibe emerged and here we are.

5.Music, Right Here,Right Now

I love the passion that the public has for new artists and the way that complete strangers are open to embracing their tunes and maintaining an ongoing love for them. What springs to mind is the DMA’s EP launch, a free gig they put on one night in Camperdown – there was a line down the street to get in and people turned away, and crowd surfing at their very first gig! That was pretty damn cool. I also just saw зsgeir. What a genius. It’s pretty hard to silence the Metro but he did it. Full respect and admiration for that.

Visions Of A Fading Light out now. Catch Lincoln withPolarheart, Paul Conrad and Callum Wylie atFBi Social onSaturday August 16, tickets online.

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