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Hi Callum, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been great thanks, currently sitting in the studio working on some music right now.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Fire”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I wrote Fire a while back after a pretty upsetting break up, I kinda used this song as a coping method to get through it all. I think at the time I was listening to a lot of school rnb so that definitely influenced the song. It’s a dark look at love warfare and being in that unstable place in a relationship.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Nothing is 100% confirmed yet but I’m working on putting on together as we speak.

How was the recording and writing process?

My recording and writing process is probably different to most other artists, I do most of it in recluse. I remember for this song it was actually pretty funny. I wrote it late one night in an Airbnb when I was on a writing trip, but somehow, I messed up the booking and it wasn’t the entire house, just a room. So, I was under the blankets trying to record these lyrics I had written at about 1am while also trying not to wake the home owners who in the next room.

What role does the Gold Coast play in your music?

I think Gold Coast is a really cool place to make music, I like to be alone a lot for writing, so I’ll take the day to go up to the mountains, sit by a waterfall with my headphones on and just write all day.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along? Any tentative release date or title in mind?

For sure, I’ve been working on my album for the last few years and can confirm that it’s finished. I can’t give away dates yet, but I can tell you the album’s title. I’m calling it ‘Another Year’ firstly because it represents the journey, I’ve been on over the last few years, but also because it was a joke going around between me and my friends that the album would never be done, hence the name haha.

Any plans to hit the road?

I’m playing a few local shows, but I haven’t announced a tour date yet. But expect to hear some dates soon!

What else is happening next in MDWS’ world?

Life is busy, unfortunately music isn’t my full-time gig, I study Law and also have a part time job. Between juggling everything I don’t have heaps of spare time but any spare time I have I spend creating music. I’ve already started making plans for a second album start of next year and have been in the studio recording that, so we’ll see how that goes. Hopefully it doesn’t take me as long to finish!

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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