Perth’s CLAY WESTERN returns with ‘NOTHING LASTS’

by the partae

Photo by: Myles Carrol

With a natural charisma that has endeared him to West Coast crowds over the last year, Perth indie-pop songwriter Clay Western now returns with gorgeous music in new single, ‘Nothing Lasts’.

Premiering with Backseat Mafia this week, the track follows on from ‘Stay High’ and ‘Shouldn’t Come Around’. Both songs earned Clay early praise with triple j, establishing the young WA artist as one to watch throughout 2022. To date, Clay’s music has garnered over 100,000 streams and has enjoyed playlisting and radio support from the likes of triple j and Spotify.

With ‘Nothing Lasts’, Clay Western further demonstrates his matured songwriting style and natural skills as a storyteller, all the while delivering the lyrics with a warmth and richness of tone.

Produced and engineered by San Cisco’s Jordi Davieson and Josh Biondillo out of their home studio in Fremantle, ‘Nothing Lasts’ was mixed by Clay Western’s close friend and longtime collaborator Dylan Ollivierre (The Money War), with mastering completed by Andrew Edgeson (Thelma Plum, Matt Corby) from Studios 301.

“I feel like ‘Nothing Lasts’ is as, if not more, relevant to me now than it was when I was first writing it. When we were writing the track, I was in a pretty volatile place. I was leaving everything I had become comfortable with in life and jumping into the unknown. From then through to the present, having moved to Byron and now Sydney within a four month period, I’ve learnt that you never know where life will take you. I feel like I’m learning to be comfortable living in the unknown. You have to throw yourself into situations and just hope for the best sometimes. These are the things I feel people grow from.”

As more new music waits on the horizon, Clay Western breaks open a new artistic chapter with the release of a song like ‘Nothing Lasts’ – it arrives, awash in stunning textures and a confidence in execution that can be heard throughout Clay’s work to date.

Single Art by: Myles Carrol


“Dripping with a delicious melancholia and framed by sky scraping choruses over an electronic thrum, this is a dynamic and heartening track that makes you simultaneously weep and laugh with joy.”
Backseat Mafia

“…dreamy but also driving. No time to stare up at the sky on this one, hands on the wheel!”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Shouldn’t Come Around’, 2022)

“That beat just invites you to kick back and give into the message of this song! Love the warm and enveloping sounds in this one. Thanks Clay!”
Triple J Unearthed, Steph Hughes (‘Stay High’, 2021)

‘Nothing Lasts’ is out now.
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