Sydney pop dynamo Lavrence is back with a stunning new single ‘Radio Man’. It’s a glimmering slice of 80s tinged pop perfection.
The life-affirming track is an ode to backing yourself from within. An exploration of finding personal ‘success’ in your own self-perception. “It’s a song about validating yourself over seeking it from external factors,” shares Lavrence. “Ultimately, I’m telling you I’m a star – I’m not waiting for you to call me one.”
Lavrence has released an accompanying music video for the track and it just radiates divine power, you can check it out below.
Watch: LAVRENCE – ‘Radio Man’
To celebrate the release of the track, Lavrence told us all about his top 5 Australian queer musicians that he thinks we should familiarise ourselves with, so without further ado:
Top 5 Australian queer artists more people should know about
Gussy – Gussy is an electronic pop artist. I first came to know of Gussy from their ‘Mornings’ music video. Aside from their beautiful aesthetic – I love the texture of their voice and vulnerability in their work.
Jamarz on Marz – Jamarz on Marz is a rapper/lyricist & saxophone player. I discovered him when he was performing at a queer night that I was at. I love his confidence and abrasive energy.
Jack Colwell – Jack Colwell is a singer/songwriter that makes the most intensely emotional music. I discovered him from his music video for ‘Don’t Cry Those Tears’ – I was so enamoured with how well he painted his experience of a particular part of being LGBTQI+. He’s also an incredibly enigmatic performer and a great musician.
Habits – Habits are a duo from Melbourne that create these unique dark club tracks. I’ve seen them perform and it’s an incredibly liberating experience.
Brendan Maclean Brendan is a queer Australian singer-songwriter. I’ve known about Brendan’s music for so long now – he’s really been at the helm of queer music in Australia. He makes music to cry to and music to dance to – sometimes simultaneously. I thoroughly recommend giving his new album ‘and the boyfriends’ a listen – it’s a beautifully honest journey from start to finish.