Cronulla native Adam Newling has spent the past few years cutting his teeth in the Australian music circuit as the guitarist for Ruby Fields. He’s also been chipping away on his own material, which we’ve finally got a taste of with debut single ‘Cheer Up’ — a tight-knit slice of country-tinged indie-rock heaven.
With ‘Cheer Up’ Newling’s propensity for piercing and introspective songwriting. The visceral track explores the trenches of depression through a lens of hope and propels, with white-hot intensity, towards the light.
“This is a song about befriending that person and creating a balance,” Newling explains. “I don’t think it’s possible to ignore feeling blue so the answer I think is to understand. Other than that it’s a pretty fun song, it’s fun to play and it’s fun to sing so… enjoy.”
Newling has released the single with an accompanying, sun-dipped video directed by Tas Wilson. Check it out below and stay tuned for more on the way from Newling.