Melbourne, Australia – “Alternative-soul’s pre-eminent shining star”, 19-year-old Wilson Blackley today releases his brand-new single Repeat Love which has been co-produced by Sensible J (REMI, Sampa the Great).
Having recently announced label, management, and booking agency signings with THAA Records, Ecstatic! Management and Select Music respectively, Wilson burst onto the Melbourne music scene late last year with his debut single Home (produced by Sam Teskey of the Teskey Brothers). Following his debut release Wilson received high praise from music media and notable tastemakers before going-on to sell-out his first headline show and soon after perform striking festival appearances at NYE on the Hill, Ocean Sounds and most-recently, Brunswick Music Festival.
On new single Repeat Love, Wilson takes on co-producer credits alongside the highly respected and creative two-time AMP (Australian Music Prize) winning producer, Sensible J.
Co-Producer Sensible J on working with Wilson Blackley on Repeat Love:
“Co-producing Repeat Love with Wilson was super easy, as he is so proficient on all instruments. A beautiful honest song. Wilson came to my studio and showed me isolated Stevie Wonder drum-tracks…. That’s all that needs to be said” – Sensible J
Wilson Blackley on the themes and inspiration for Repeat Love:
“Growing apart is a feeling that everyone can relate to. Whether it’s your friends, family or partners, I feel like everyone has had moments in their life of growing apart from the ones we love. I started out writing ‘Repeat Love’ the same way I write most songs. Pondering over melodic ideas for a few days walking down the street and humming to myself. The musical idea came first and then I started working on the lyrics. Most of the time I like to approach lyrics in a very metaphoric way but for “Repeat Love” saying exactly what came out the way it came out was the only way it worked.” – Wilson Blackley
Earlier in the year, Wilson Blackley headed to Melbourne’s renowned Bakehouse Studios to record two live tracks (debut single Home and new single Repeat Love) and talk about his approach to song writing:
Praise from Media:
“(Wilson is) fast becoming one of Melbourne’s alternative-soul’s pre-eminent shining-stars” – Australian Independent Record Labels’ Association
“This is gorgeous stuff. Fans of pure, soulful songwriters like Josh Teskey and Didirri need to get around Wilson Blackley.” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed
Wilson Blackley is an artist whose lyricism, musicianship, and artistry is far beyond his years, and possesses an innate ability to speak directly to the soul. It’s rare for an artist to release a debut single so powerful, but clearly, artists like Blackley are a rare breed.” – Tyler Jenke, Editor, Rolling Stone Australia
“Gorgeous pace, deft guitar execution, spot-on vocal nuance on ‘contemplay-shunnn’ and a wonderful reprise at the end with just enough violin to string us along. Hints of Teskey Brothers, Joe Cocker and Lucinda Williams. I look forward to hearing people chant “WILSON” during encores.” – Mikey Cahill, The Age/NME
Wilson Blackley’s next headline show
Thursday 28th April
Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC.