“You Talkin’ To Me?” – NedR

NedR is a raw and honest storyteller, capable of weaving vivid melodies and passionate narratives with intimate ease. Ned’s vast sonic scope, traversing everything from jazz to soul, alternative, RnB and folk, has seen him rapidly turn heads in a short space of time. Creatively enamored by the soothing musical stylings of Matt Corby, Tom Misch, Ben Abraham and John Mayer. When Ned isn’t flexing his creative muscles, he can be found working as a maintenance man at a local school, playing sport or knocking back a few coffees; all of which inevitably lead to talking about or playing music.

Poignant, soothing and irresistibly engaging, the new single Stood Here Too from Sydney troubadour NedR blends folk, soul, jazz and beyond via a fresh and emotive sonic brush. Like a warm hug of glistening intimacy, the accompanying music video for Stood Here Too, perfectly complements the emotional heartstrings on firm display throughout the track.

Boasting the warmth of John Mayer and Bon Iver with a salient Aussie twist, Stood Here Too solidifies NedR’s artistic tapestry that he has been steadily cultivating since the release of his first EP Something to Say in 2019. Co-written with Dominik Dale and brought to life following NedR winning the Fender’s Players Plus competition, the end result of Stood Here Too is equally polished and poignant, harnessing a bittersweet memory with overarching hope.

Also teaming up with Hustle Media’s Pat Taylor for Stood Here Too’s accompanying music video, the beguiling clip showcases Ned bathed in a warm, solitary spotlight, serenely reflecting the track’s lyrical spirit and calmly inviting you into Ned’s effortlessly charismatic creative universe. Find out more about NedR below.

In less than fifty words describe your music and yourself.
Alt-folk singer-songwriter. Lyrically driven, emotive music with a hint of solemn and joy. I Often try to make you feel all the emotions and leave you feeling fulfilled.

What was the first rock/pop concert you attended?
The most rock pop concert I’ve been to is probably Jeremy Zucker.

Punk or Goth Music?

Who are you excited about, music wise, at the moment?
An artist from the states called Lev

The Best live artist/band you’ve seen?
Bon Iver

What are you currently reading?
I’m not a big reader but if I do it would be The Bible

Your favourite Sunday morning chill out record?
Over by Lucky Daye

Which song do you wish you had written?
Chemtrails by Lizzy Mcalpine

Author Manuel Puig said “I’m not terribly happy about rock and roll. Rock music is uninspiring, numbing; it makes you feel like an idiot.” Discuss. It’s definitely an aggressive stance and I think it’s because it’s not being open to what other people’s interpretation of rock and roll is.

Vinyl, Cassette, CD, mp3 or Streaming?

If you could hang out with any music artist, in a bar one afternoon, who would it be?
Bon Iver

What is your worst habit?
I am super slow at doing my washing. I will easily take a whole week to get it off the line.

How often do you look at your mobile phone?
Way too much. I’m up at between 5-8hrs screen time a day.

Any good backstage stories?
Sadly not

An alien lands on Earth and wants to know what Rock and roll sounds like. What song do you play him?
My Hero – Foo Fighters

Favourite all time TV show?

What is your specialty in the kitchen?
B and E Roll!!

With whom would you like to record a song with?
Bon Iver

You have tickets to see The Killers and Bruce Springsteen but they are on the same night. Which one do you attend?
Bruce Springsteen

Where do you hope to be in 12 months?
Album well and truly launched and doing my own shows.

Interview By Geoff Jenke

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