Likening an artist to Paul Kelly is almost never justified, however in the case of Clint Wilson, it is a more than fair comparison. Clint is as innovative sonically as his reviled contemporary, and his take on lyric is fresh and unique to him.
“L.A.” is the stunning new album from Wilson, his third to date, and as the name suggests, was recorded in Los Angeles with good friends Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile) and Paul Bushnell.
“I helped Cal build his home studio a few years back and we had planned to catch up and check out the finished space and thought why not record a track while I’m there. Six months later I brought the band back with me to record the album”, says Clint.
Wilson hit the studio, bringing his Australian band with him – a decision which allowed him to create a sound that pushes genre boundaries, a contemporary sound that is rooted in the strong singer-songwriter sensibilities that the LA music scene is historically known for, but is quintessentially Australian in the same breath.
“Clint Wilson breathed new life into the incredibly competitive Australian country scene”
The album features the radio singles “Lot of Nerve” and “Slow to Trust”. Both tracks were written with the acclaimed Billie-Jo Porter and showcase the universal side of life.
“Lot Of Nerve isabout running your own race and not giving too much thought to what’s going on around you”, says Clint.
“Slow to Trustis a song is about sometimes having to put a little extra time into a relationship – especially at the start”.
“L.A.” will be the follow up to Wilson’s sophomore release “Another Death in The Family” which peaked at #12 ARIA Australian Country Charts and #2 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.