The Elvis-inspired origins of Melbourne singer-songwriter Fleeting Persuasion

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The Elvis-inspired origins of Melbourne singer-songwriter Fleeting Persuasion

Fleeting Persuasion

When did you first start making music and what led you there?

My father was an Elvis impersonator and my mother a piano teacher, so that led me down the path. When I was about 17, I bought my first Zoom four-track. I would record songs in the bathroom at home, burn the songs to CD and have little launch parties in the lounge room.

Tell us about your new single, ‘Task Ahead’. What is the story behind it? What inspired it?

It was the first song written for the upcoming record. I initially wrote and recorded it on my phone in a Thornbury house just before moving to another area. I love that demo, there’s a certain mood captured of leaving one place for another.

You’ve also got a new album coming out, Forever Caught. What can we expect from it?

Lots of layered and textured guitars. It’s pretty relentless and loud from start to finish with a few tender moments here and there. My friend Ross Harvey again added some nice sounds and even synth on a song called ‘Written Out’. There are also four songs that have some lovely backing vocals from Danielle Loughnan who has an amazing voice.

What’s in store for your upcoming album launch at the Labour In Vain in September?

We’ll play the whole record in full, probably just as a one off. If all goes well, we may even have a small run of vinyl and CDs. And it’s free entry.

Catch Fleeting Persuasion at Labour In Vain on Saturday September 7 from 8pm, free entry. Forever Caught is due for release early next month, keep your eyes on Fleeting Persuasion’s socials for details.