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Gold Coast based artist Lemaire has teamed up with Queensland collective Namaste to bring us the heart-warming feel good track OneNotTwo. It follows on from his successful releases of 2020, Roll CallWhere’s Up and Calling To Say.

In a romantic example of art imitating life, ​OneNotTwo​ is an ideal collaboration between the exciting young Queensland-based artists. Chronicling the real-life tale of how Lemaire met his fiancé, the up-tempo, groove-infused song incorporates some hooky guitar work, neo-soul chords and an elegant drum pattern. Boasting a captivating vocal performance with memorable lyrics and several singalong worthy moments, ​OneNotTwo​ is proof that when you know, you know.

OneNotTwo is basically the story of how I met my fiancé. It’s the cheesiest, sappiest song I’ve ever written and I love it’ – LEMAIRE

OneNotTwo sets the benchmark of what will be a big year ahead for Lemaire as he sets off with the intention of releasing a brand-new single every month in 2021. With an already impressive back catalogue spanning the-passed two years and big love from some of Australia’s biggest tastemakers including Triple J UnearthedAAA Backstage and more, the coming year looks very bright for the young talented Queenslander.



At age 7, LEMAIRE discovered Redman’s highly explicit “Doc’s Da Name” album, hidden in an old trunk at his family home. He began listening in secret, and before long an obsession with hip-hop was born.

Gathering influence from an eclectic range of artists; Anderson .Paak, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, and Jimi Hendrix, LEMAIRE combines aspects of hip-hop, pop, neo-soul and RnB in his studio recordings and live shows. He spends his days equipped with his Fender Stratocaster, bouncing between countless studios and rehearsal rooms across Southern Queensland and Northern NSW.

LEMAIRE began performing as a busker at the age of 15, a hobby that quickly became his full-time job. He spent years writing songs and travelling Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada with his guitar before settling in Gold Coast to set up his own home studio, and begin releasing his own original work.

2020 was LEMAIRE’s loudest year yet, from his breakout single “Where’s Up? (Feat. Jay Orient & JK-47)” being streamed and playlisted across the globe on Spotify, to his radio debut on Triple J with his single “Roll Call”. The leaked, unreleased collaboration with Namaste titled “Rocket Ship”, which is set for an official release in February 2021, has accumulated over 1.5 million views on YouTube and he has been lucky enough to work alongside acts such as ​ILLYJ K – 4 7 a​ n d ​N​ e r v e 

Namaste touches on the belief that all humans share a spiritual connection. It’s that bond that brought together a range of musicians to form a production alliance. Once strangers, their similarities sparked a friendship that’s birthed a unique musical collective. All were born abroad but now bask in Australia’s sunshine and all share a mutual love for emotive vocals across all genres. With releases on Black Butter Records, Armada, Universal Music and PRMD Records in their discography, as well as millions of plays on streaming services, they’ve quickly established themselves as in-demand producers Down Under. Disguised in anonymity, Namaste could be old or young in age, experienced or rookies in profession. But none of that will matter when their blissful sound touches upon the soul of the listener.

Real vibe on this one! Stays super smooth and then you drop the JK-47 verse like sheeeee” – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J

“it’s clever, fun and got the mood set just right. another good one from lemaire!” – Declan Byrne, Triple J

“Once again Lemaire proves his talents as an incredible and exciting young performer to watch” – AAA Backstage




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