Australian singer-songwriter and original cast member of the much-loved Children’s show Hi-5, Nathan Foley announces his return to music with a new single, She Devil. The pop / rock driven single is a cheeky dance anthem, making no apologies for being a rock driven dance floor hit and offers an insight in a new music direction for the much-loved singer.
Foley’s song writing is rock / pop / dance, INXS meets Stevie Wonder meets Diesel. Sometimes sexy and sometimes heartfelt , but always with Nathan’s signature passion for song writing and performance. Sydney based Foley is now signed to StudioBox Creative and has completed three singles with Welsh music Producer Greg Haver at Neil Finns legendary Roundhead Studios in Auckland, NZ. The full album will be completed in the coming months with a release set for late 2020. Nathan answers a few more questions for Hi Fi Way about the single.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single She Devil?
AMAZING! I’m really excited to share what I’ve been writing and being a little dance rock back again.
Was the process of making your single as challenging as you thought?Hmm, not really. I sat down and music and lyrics flowed out of me, but I’m really happy how She Devil has come together.
Did it take you a while to find your sound?
It’s been a process over many years. I have so many influences from soul, rock, Pop, blues and jazz that i morphed them all together and really found my sound through listening to a vast collection of music.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
Hmm, it really changes from day to day, month to month and year to year. Right now, I’m influenced by a lot of INXS, Michael Jackson and Prince.
Best piece of advice you have been given as a solo performer?
Do what you love and love what you do!
What was the catalyst to get you back in to music?
I’ve actually haven’t stopped ha ha ha. I’ve been working at my craft since I was ten years old, music is my passion and I don’t go a day without it in my life.
Has it been hard breaking away from Hi-5 which has been a big part of your career?
In a way yes, in Australia even more so ha ha ha. Hi-5 is something I will never apologise for as it was a big and special part of my life, but it has blinded SOME people from seeing who I really am. I spent more years doing shows for adults than kids to be honest, but the more I show the real Nathan Foley, the more I convince that I’m legit!
Has the current health crisis slowed your momentum?
No, not at all. It’s terrible what COVID-19 has brought to the world, but it has slowed us all down which is what I needed to be home, take a breath, clear my mind and write my music.
What is your plan for the rest of 2020 heading in to 2021?
My plan is to get my music out there to be heard by as many people as possible, then hit the road and tour. 🙂
What’s one things fans wouldn’t know from your time in Hi-5?
Geeeez, I’m a pretty open book, but, I think I’m the same person, just a little older, wiser, and wear less colourful clothes ha ha ha.
Interview By Rob Lyon
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