GAUDION ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO TV SHOWS
+ LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCES
Newcomer Gaudion has released his clever, indie-pop single TV Shows, a wistful reflection upon love and loss written during a period of deep change and development for the artist, out April 1. Gaudion has also revealed a sweet, adventurous video to accompany the track, directed by Guido Pezz. In light of COVID-19, Gaudion is unable to perform regular gigs – so to celebrate the release of TV Shows he has announced two YouTube/Instagram live stream performances on April 2 at 7.30PM AEST, and April 30 at 7.30PM AEST.
TV Shows is one for fans of guitar pop and brilliant Australian songwriting. Evocative of Dean Lewis, Ziggy Alberts, and Ben Howard, TV Shows would feel at home on the soundtrack for a coming of age romantic film, or perhaps it’s that track that you’ll play over and over on your next summer roadtrip. Catchy and affecting, this song features Gaudion’s lovely vocal performance front and centre. Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Gaudion explains, “TV Shows is a small part of my life. I began writing the tune when I was working on a small farm in a rural area in Canada’s Saskatchewan. In this place I was turbulent. I never knew what I wanted to do. So I taught myself to play guitar and sing inside a grain silo every day after work. I was also going through a difficult stage of adolesence; through this song I was aiming to express my current feelings with music. Every time I’d think of the things I was going through I’d write a little bit more of the song. It’s not the first song I ever wrote, and definitely not the last, but it holds a long journey of my emotions, my memories and my thoughts.”
GAUDION ‘TV SHOWS’ LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCES
THURS APR 30 | YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM LIVESTREAM | 7:30PM AEST
https://youtu.be/gaDdbb4y9Ns | IGTV @gaudion_music
Jen asked Gaudion his top 5 favourite music videos of all time. Great responses I must say!
- Avicii – Waiting For Love (Lyric Video)
This is an animated lyric vid which I have always loved so much and will continue to for the rest of my life. The video expresses a linear feeling with the lyrics in the song following love and loss and a relationship between a dog and his owner. It’s amazing how this video makes me feel. If you really watch it you can feel the puppies love as strongly as when in a relationship.
2. Stormzy – Blinded by your grace pt. 2 [Live Acoustic]
THIS IS THE COOLEST VID EVER!! How all of these beautiful men can get into a room and create something this beautiful is beyond me. If I could ever be part of something like this, my life would be complete. The filming is so beautiful, little loan the amazing lyrics and voices.
3. Mac Miller – 2009 [Live @ Tiny Desk 10:50-17:09]
Wow… how inspiring. Being one of Mac’s last performances before passing, this is so beautiful it nearly brings one to tears. We all have made mistakes in this life, and we will continue to make mistakes. THIS IS HOW WE LEARN. THIS IS HOW WE GROW. This vid touches my heart in crazy ways because I believe it was potentially where Mac had genuinely accepted a point of uncontrollable mistake or loss in his life. Through this however, he found beauty. This is what we do as artists.
4. Ed Sheeran / Justin Beiber – I Don’t Care [Official Music Video]
Two massive artists which have always inspired me. Sheeran and Beiber take on the world in this one and completely take the mickey. There is no hurt in not caring about what others think, because at the end of the day you’re probably not going to care. This one makes me laugh and makes me really happy. It also came out at a really happy point in my life.
5. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake [Official Music Video]
This one is special. This song to start with, in my opinion, is one of the most well written songs I’ve ever heard. Dean Lewis has killed the breakup song here and the beauty behind it. Every time I watch him cruising through Nevada in that old station wagon, it springs memories to mind from my own previous relationships. It relates fond memories of love lost in the ‘desert’ (a hopeless place). It’s a hard game, and this man kills it.
The film clip for TV Shows is open to interpretation, allowing the audience to incorporate their own meaning into the clip, which is a very special feeling. The video follows the story of a couple who part, while Gaudion watches on on a television set. The performance is serene, indicating a sense of acceptance of life’s inherent challenges and curveballs. Speaking on the clip, Gaudion enthuses, “The music video for TV Shows has been one of the funnest journeys ever. Guido Pezz is a fantastic director, new mate of mine and creative genius. It’s literally a video of me watching TV Shows which follow the emotions of the music. I’m very happy with the process, the beautiful actors we worked with and laughs we had along the way.”
Although disappointed that he won’t be able to perform in person for the foreseeable future, Gaudion is excited to present two intimate performances via livestream, as he says, “All we have seen happen to the world over the past months due to COVID-19 has been devastating. In our industry, all shows have been cancelled, jobs have been lost and artists are genuinely scared of the carryover effects that this virus will have. I feel the need to keep moving forward and I’m also in a position to brighten peoples’ days through sharing my music, so I feel very fortunate. I am excited to be performing two Youtube livestream performances to celebrate the release of this song.”
Talented in more ways than one, Gaudion is a keen carpenter, and even made his own guitar, as he says, “I love building and creating things with my hands, I find it very rewarding and exciting. A few years back I built an acoustic guitar from scratch. She’s a medium sized dreadnaught made from Tasmanian blackwood (back and sides), sitka spruce (top), mahogany (neck) and Indian rosewood (features). Her name is Grace, and I play her every day! Everything happens for a reason, and after building this guitar I became a lot more interested in playing.”