Alt-country-singer-songwriter Adam Newling dominated the Triple J era this week with his latest single "Sweetness".
For a track that was only released last month, “Sweetness” already made a big impression. Not only has it received rave reviews from Triple-J presenters like Tyrone Pynor and Pip Rasmussen, but it's also the most-played song on the station right now.
It's hard to believe that Newling only supported Ruby Fields on their tour in London three years ago.
Since then, Newling has continued to work closely with Fields and is the lead guitarist in her band. She also contributed backing vocals on his debut EP Occaptional Anxiety, which was released in May.
The EP premiered just a year after he first appeared as a solo artist, having previously performed as part of the pop rock band Letters To Lions.
In 2020 Newling opened for Skegss ‘appearances at the Brunswick Picture House, while he performed at the Yours & Owls Festival earlier this year.
He shows no signs of slowing down and is the safest he's ever had as an artist on Sweetness.
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When discussing the inspiration behind the track, he explained that it is serving as an excuse to a friend.
“We're very similar, and we're both so stubborn and sensitive that we never apologize for giving each other these hits. Instead, we write songs for each other, ”he said.
“I wrote this melody and it wasn't until months later that I started singing it to myself with a harmonica in my hand … at that moment I thought, 'Shit, I have a song here. & # 39; "
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