Conrad Sewell confessed his mistakes and yearned to tell his uncut story on his latest release, “Ghosts & Heartaches” – a two song effort with minimal production driven by the Australian artist’s bold, big, and bluesy wail. Today, Sewell arrives with his next chapter – the visuals for the track, “Healing Hands.”
“Ghosts & Heartaches” has seen phenomenal success, amassing over 2M streams within the first week of release, with “Healing Hands” currently at #4 on the Shazam Australia charts, with over 55K Shazams to date. The track is currently approaching Top 20 on the Australian radio airplay chart, and with Sewell recently performing “Healing Hands” on The Voice in Australia, he is gearing up for another incredible performance on The TV Week Logie Awards this Sunday July 1st.
Now, after selling out his Australian headline tour in 10 minutes, Conrad Sewell is pleased to announce that he will be bringing his exhilarating live show to audiences Stateside, announcing a US headline tour that kicks off in Washington DC, hitting major markets like New York and LA.
Having seen major success between touring with Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and KYGO, amassing millions of streams and garnering praise from Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue, Vice, NBC, and Nylon who proclaimed him to be “Australia’s next great pop export”, Conrad Sewell’s voice has carried him to nearly every corner of the globe. The vocalist behind Kygo’s ‘Firestone,’ has reached RIAA platinum status, generating nearly 1 billion cumulative streams, and entertaining audiences everywhere from Coachella to Madison Square Garden, and joined forces with the late Avicii for the hit ‘Taste the Feeling’ in addition to bringing ‘Sex, Love & Water’ to life for Armin van Buuren.
Over the last 2 years, Conrad had been playing shows all over the world alongside renowned artists and DJs alike, but it was taking a toll on him mentally and physically. “I was fucking over it,” he confesses. “Life on the road had become a whirlwind in the past few years. I was partying like a madman, and I completely fucked up a relationship I thought would last forever. When I started writing, I held nothing back.”
His two new releases, ‘Come Clean’ and ‘Healing Hands’ [300 Entertainment] shed ambiguity and confront his reality head on by candidly speaking on alcohol, drugs, a penchant for blacking out, and a myriad of mistakes in his beloved pop/rock vocals. These tracks are not an apology though; it’s simply his truth over minimal instrumentation and production. When Conrad returned to the studio, he did so with the same producer that worked on ‘Start Again,’ Jamie Hartman [Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone]. “We focused on the voice,” he goes on. “It’s pop music, but there’s a raw rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to it.”
The two songs on “Ghosts and Heartaches” are the beginning of Conrad’s next chapter- one that will be more honest and reflective than he has been before. This is really who I am,” he leaves off. “For my whole life, the only thing I’ve needed to do is make music. I devote everything I can to it, and I always will. I’m here to entertain people. I hope to give them something to relate to.”