Meet Hounded from Sydney, the talented musician with his eye on the world stage. Already boasting a string of sparkling singles, this young producer (real name Edan Visser) has quickly began to make his mark and is our latest UNCO[V]ERED feature. with ‘Hollow’ ft. Panama.
‘Hollow’ ft. Panama is the latest step in a career that only kicked off three years ago. Hounded grew up playing rock and metal on guitar, but that all changed when he discovered electronic music channels like Majestic Casual and Mr Suicide Sheep on YouTube. Inspired, he started to tinker on his own bedroom tracks with the aim to be uploaded to them one day, and he got his wish in 2016 when Majestic Casual featured ‘Feel So Right’.
“I was just scratching the surface, listening to artists on YouTube and wondering what the hell this awesome music was,” he recalls. “It was crazy to hear someone writing something in their bedroom that still had all that emotion.”
While studying for a finance degree, Hounded continued to work on his craft (any maybe his grades slipped a little, who are we to say?!) before releasing our UNCO[V]ERED track ‘Hollow’.
Hounded describes the motivation behind ‘Hollow’: “I was originally trying to write this uplifting little pop track, but Panama’s lyrics were dark and melancholic, screaming of love loss. That wasn’t how I heard the song at all. But I ultimately realised that these two ideas can coexist in sound, because they coexist in life. Someone may be going through a breakup and listen to the record and relate to what Panama is saying and feel some kind of connection to it. While others may hear the uplifting instrumentation and feel a sense of joy. We really tried to capture and contrast both elements because they exist together in the real world”.
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HOUNDED – HOLLOW TOUR
SAT 9 MAR | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH WA
SAT 23 MAR | HAYDAY, WOLLONGONG NSW
SAT 30 MAR | OURS @ BEACH ROAD HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
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