After four lead-singles and months of following up the build towards his debut album, Australian artist cln now delivers the much awaited Dawn Chorus; a 10-track collection of beautifully soothing electronica that is infused with elements of downtempo, pop and r&b.
Having spent a large amount of time conceptualising the track listing over the years, Dawn Chorus while being a debut release, feels utterly mature and well-designed. Callan shares...
I worked on this album in three different countries and some of the songs have been in the works for over three years. Some of them were started and finished a week before the album deadline. I wasn’t expecting them to make the album, but they ended up feeling like a good fit.
When I’m not working on music, I spend a lot of my time working with native Australian birds. I work on a few different research and education projects and am very passionate about bird conservation. As part of all this bird work, I spend a lot of time outdoors which has resulted in the album largely being inspired by natural sounds. I didn’t set out trying to make an album that sounded like bird calls. Rather, when I was making the album, I tried to channel the feelings that I get when I’m out in the middle of nowhere. Natural noises aren’t always tranquil and beautiful, so I tried to make an album with a bit of variety.
We've all of the pre-released album tracks, but my choice today is "Breaksmyheart" - a sound wave that beautifully transports you in through a spacious and echoed atmosphere with cln’s haunting melodies captivating your senses against the crisp R&B inspired beats.
I envisioned this album as something that you can put on when you are driving or walking through a beautiful place. I hope that it can be complementary to the things that you see and hear.
If you want to listen to the full release, you can do it below or from this link (on all other platforms).