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Hein Cooper’s star continues to rise with the second single “Overflow” from his debut album ‘The Art Of Escape‘. A fan favourite on the album and on stage, Overflow is not like anything you have come to know from the Milton singer-songwriter, moving away momentarily from straight-up folk to explore experimental sounds and textures.

Added to triple J rotation this week, the single marks a new and exciting stage for Hein as he returns to Australia this month to support Peter Bjorn and John for their Splendour In The Grass sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney.

I think this track is the polar opposite of my folk side on my album. It was an experimental idea that wasn’t finished til the last moment. Producer Marcus (Paquin) mentioned he felt I could write something stronger, I took the challenge, we scrapped the idea and a couple of hours later we had this totally new chorus that we stuck with! The message underneath the song is quite spiritual for me. It came out as a realisation of just how much there is inside of each and every person. I really wanted the song to come across in a hypnotic/mystical way that put people in the mood of pop but with more depth in the music and lyrics. – Hein Cooper

The last twelve months saw Hein Cooper collect some pretty amazing achievements:  two singles on triple j, spins on the BBC, a slot at Falls Festival, record deals across three continents, and the best part of a year crossing the globe playing festivals from Canada to the UK and Europe.

hein-cooper-the-art-of-escape-indcd148-1500pxFirst single ‘Rusty’ reached ears all around the world with 100 radio stations across the UK and Europe adding the track to rotation, resulting in TV appearances in France and Germany playing to over a million viewers. The Marcus Paquin-produced (Arcade Fire, The National) ‘Rusty’ has also cracked the magic million stream mark on Spotify, continuing a dream run for the single. After supporting James Bay in Australia in January, the NSW South Coast local was invited to join him on his European tour, leading to further invitations to support Peter Bjorn & John and Lukas Graham on their respective tours in Germany, UK and Canada. 

During a rare week off, Cooper has found time for a quick trip to Australia to support Peter, Bjorn and John at their Splendour in The Grass sideshows at The Metro in Sydney and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne this July before heading back overseas to play a run of 20+ festivals over the European Summer.

‘The Art of Escape’ is in stores now through Indica Australia / MGM.


2016 is slotted to be a big year for Hein Cooper” – Line of Best Fit (UK)

Hein Cooper is a man beyond his years. His voice is as flawless and laden with emotion as Jeff Buckley and Matt Corby and to witness him play his songs so intimately was momentous.” – Music Feeds

A wonderfully off-kilter piece of pop music, all crisp electronic beats and finely honed colour” – Clash Magazine (US)

When it comes to matters of the heart, both good and bad, (Hein Cooper) is the man to listen to.” – Happy

The Art of Escape demonstrates a remarkably refined artistic progression for someone who release a debut EP only last year” – TheMusic

A vulnerable, yet assured vocal performance that affects you more than can be explained” – Casual Band Blogger


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