Country artist Angus Gill’s new album, Nomad, has begun its journey with a bang.
It hit the iTunes Country Chart on Friday September 15 and he’s enjoying chart success with the first single, Roadworks.
Nomad is on a journey of its own, debuting at No. 50 on the iTunes Country Chart. Roadworks debuted in the No. 6 position on the Amrap AirIt Chart, and is sitting at No. 11 on the Country Tracks Top 40 and was the 13th most downloaded track on Play MPE.
“I really appreciate the ongoing support from the loyal country music fans, and the country radio presenters,” Angus said.
“This album has been in the making for three years, and in production for six months and it's very exciting to have new music out.
“This was a huge project on my part, producing and mixing the record, but I wouldn't have chosen to do it any other way and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with remarkable songwriters, musicians, artists and engineers that I have admired since I first picked up the guitar at seven years of age.”
The singer-songwriter said he wanted listeners to take his music along for their roadtrips and gain an insight into his writing process.
“I’ve taken on a theme that is extremely common in popular music and tried to put my original slant on it, and set myself the challenge of writing a whole album based around that concept,” Angus said.
At 19 years old, Gill’s songwriting themes and vocals are mature beyond his years. This is an album that is deeply rooted in pure country with a smattering of his trademark brand of humour.
“I want to get out and take this album to the corners of our country, to the people that can relate to every word and come back with material for the next album,” he said.
The 19-year-old has co-written all the songs with the cream of the crop of the Australian country music scene, including Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys, Luke O’Shea and Kevin Bennett. He has also produced all 13 tracks on this debut album at his Hot Plate Studios in Wauchope.
The album also features Angus teaming up with Kevin Bennett and Amos Morris on Staring Out The Back of a Car dealing with the tragedy of the Stolen Generation and he duets with Adam Harvey on P Plater, a track dealing with the realities of young drivers combining Angus and Adam’s senses of humour.
Angus was a grand finalist in the prestigious 2017 Toyota Star Maker competition and is a three-time CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate.
More about Angus on www.angusgill.com.au