EP PREMIERE: "Coast" (WILL CLIFT)
FLEXING A SOOTHING BREW OF SUNNY R&B , MELBOURNE ARTIST WILL CLIFT'S BRAND NEW EP COAST IS A GENUINE RESTORATIVE JOURNEY COATED IN CREAMY INSTRUMENTATION, MEASURED AMBIENCE AND EFFORTLESS VOCALS - AND YOU CAN GRAB A SNEAKY PEEK RIGHT NOW AHEAD OF ITS RELEASE LATER THIS WEEK WITH THE SOUNDCHECK PROUDLY PREMIERING THIS SLICE OF MAGIC RIGHT NOW!
Effortlessly fusing his Noosa roots and Melbourne pursuits into some balmy RnB-infused pop, Will Clift straddles an effortless balance between coastal bops and simmering grooves that swoons like the love child of Tom Misch and Frank Ocean with just the right amount of Clift's own effortless charm bubbling through its veins; a fact seen most fervently on his impending debut EP release Coast.
Brought to life alongside producers Rob Amoruso, Julian Steel and Ben Oldland, Coast is a diabolically sleek journey across the space of six tracks, as Clift flawlessly flits from soulful to silken amid lush instrumentation. From the earthy bliss of opening track How, to the funked-up Fall in Love and thrumming Red Heels, Clift vigorously explores his diverse range and stylistic chops without ever losing steam in this uplifting and extremely likable adventure. And whether you like your tunes on the ambient, acoustic or sharp-shooting side, Coast conjures a smorgasbord of stylistic magic that never grates in its warmth (and perfectly complements Clift's hypnotic vocals).
“The process of putting this project together has been a huge learning experience for me over the last two years. I’ve worked with so many amazing people and I’m so grateful for their help. The project is inspired by positive experiences and good times, so I hope it evokes those feelings when people listen. I think the EP shows my versatility and hopefully potential for the future. The final touches of the EP and both the music videos were recorded during the pandemic so there were definitely a few ups and down as well as improvising things last minute, but overall I’m extremely excited to show everyone what I’ve been working on!” - Will Clift
An extremely agile and authentic debut release, Coast is not only the perfect soundtrack for the upcoming summer months; it's also an absorbing addition to the burgeoning Aussie R&B realms and one that certainly signals Will Clift as unquestionably one to watch as he continues along his musical journey. Come drift into this irresistible release right now, with a special sneak peek of the EP in its entirety below before its official release this Thursday October 29.
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BY TIANA SPETER