Angus Gill takes listeners on a roadtrip with new album
THE latest release from singer-songwriter Angus Gill, Nomad, is the ultimate roadtrip companion with every track related to journeys and travel.
Having already garnered support for his debut album with the release of the first single, Roadworks – a tongue-in-cheek look at the way roadworks slow down our journeys in life and on the road, Nomad will cement him in the hearts and minds of Australian country music fans.
The singer-songwriter said he wanted listeners to take his music along for their roadtrips and gain an insight into his writing process as well.
“I would like listeners to see that you can always look for different perspectives in life and also in songs, it’s just about trying to dig deeper to find that unique angle,” he said. “I’ve taken on a theme that is extremely common in popular music and tried to put my original slant on it, and set myself the challenge of writing a whole album based around that concept. I really wanted to push myself as a writer and a co-writer.”
Although he hasn’t even reached the age of 20, Gill’s songwriting themes and vocals are mature beyond his years. This is an album that is deeply rooted in pure country with a smattering of his trademark brand of humour.
“I want to get out and take this album to the corners of our country, to the people that can relate to every word and come back with material for the next album,” he said.
The 19-year-old has not only co-written all the songs with the cream of the crop of the Australian country music scene, including Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys, Luke O’Shea and Kevin Bennett, he has also produced all 13 tracks on this debut album at his Hot Plate Studios in Wauchope.
The album features Angus teaming up with Kevin Bennett and Amos Morris on Staring Out The Back of a Car dealing with the tragedy of the Stolen Generation and he duets with Adam Harvey on P Plater, a track dealing with the realities of young drivers combining Angus and Adam’s senses of humour.
Angus was a grand finalist in the prestigious 2017 Toyota Star Maker competition and is a three-time CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate.
He is available for interviews to chat about the new album and his upcoming tour plans.
Nomad is released September 15 through Checked Label Services.
Rebecca Belt, The Country Journo