Nathan Cavaleri’s past experiences have found him between his own generation and the generation that championed him. Creatively, his new song ‘Demons’ manages to turn that gap into something unique.
Co-produced with Tony Buchen (Montaine, Mansionair, Asta, The Preatures) ‘Demons’ exemplifies a swaggering tapestry of psychedelic guitar, swampy riffs and smooth country beats, all whilst stepping up to the mic to sing his own stories.
Cavaleri talks about the creation of his upcoming EP:
“I allowed the contradiction of my influences to run – Lana Del Ray and J.J.Cale. Ry Cooder and Tame Impala. Mos Def and Rodriquez. It captures what I felt when comparing the invincible self of the past to the fragile and lost self I had become and the beautiful realisations that can come from anguish.”
Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Princeand Madonna. By age 16, he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt. All after winning his battle with Leukaemia.
Whether it was signing a CD for Jimmy Page, jamming with Dire Straits Mark Knopfler or being called “The Bomb” by Dr Dre, Nathan viewed the world just as any kid would, with childish naivety. It’s only now that he has experienced the depths of adulthood adversities, that he is reflecting on his past accomplishments in awe as if it was lived by another. Evident in his blog.
In 2010, Nathan’s battle with insomnia and anxiety was witnessed by thousands when he blacked out on a festival stage. Struggling to regain his confidence and drive he stepped away from his art for four years with the expectation of never returning.
In Nathan’s own words:
“To move through those 4 years of paralyzing anxiety/depression I had to ask myself the question, ‘Why’? Out of self-preservation, I had to find reasons to fight and be ruthless in discarding any reason that wasn’t rock solid.”
It was during this period of personal confrontation that he stumbled upon the same cathartic connection with music that he had when battling Leukaemia at 7. Nathan’s new single and his forthcoming EP ‘Demons’ is the result of this period. Watch the live clip for ‘Demons’ here.
As a forerunner, Nathan has been documenting the creative process of the EP through social media and inspires many by exposing the hurdles and feats that have come from his own personal challenges.
Catch Nathan Cavaleri as he brings his stories and new songs to stages around the country.
‘Demons’ is now available worldwide
SAT 6 OCT | MANE EVENT MUSIC FESTIVAL, GEELONG
SUN 7 OCT | BAR OPEN, MELBOURNE
SAT 13 OCT | 5 CHURCH STREET, BELLINGEN
SUN 14 OCT | PANTHERS, PORT MACQUARIE
FRI 26 OCT | MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, GOLD COAST
SAT 27 OCT | LEFTY’S OLD TIME MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE
SUN 28 OCT | SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE
THU 1 NOV | 505, SYDNEY
SAT 3 NOV | FLOW BAR, OLD BAR
SUN 4 NOV | THE RHYTHM HUT, GOSFORD
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