Rolling into 2018 with plenty of momentum, rural-NSW producer Jack McCallister a.k.a Willaris. K has been the electronic artist on everyones lips. Slotting himself onto a spread of festival lineups across Australia and making his maiden journey to Coachella last month, Willaris. K has commanded our attention with every move, and we’ve all been hungry for new music for a hot minute now.
With his sold out Aus tour kicking off this weekend, we are delighted to be the first to reveal the next steps for Willaris. K’s journey, in the form of his new single ‘Risen’ taken from his forthcoming ‘Alchemy’ EP.
The latest offering from McCallister sees him delving deeper into harder-hitting instrumentation; showcasing a sound he has touched on in previous releases such as ‘Alchemy’ and ‘Dour Nights’. This 7-minute journey of a track weaves through a cacophony of industrial, techno-driven soundscapes and haunting vocal samples that stab throughout the 7-minute duration.
Speaking on the release, McCallister says “Risen was a bit of a breakthrough where I blocked out everything that was happening around me and just wrote something that was a reflection of how I was feeling at the time. I was taking my laptop everywhere, recording random sounds through my laptop mic, going into old ideas and being overly ruthless on them by deleting everything but a few elements that I thought had potential to become something new.”
‘Risen’ is an exciting look at what to expect on his debut EP, which drops next month via Soothsayer. Warm yourself up for the EP with his latest track and get keen!
Supported by AAISTE*, The Nights^ & Luboku#
May 3 – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club (SOLD OUT)*
May 4 – Sydney – Oxford Art Factory*^ (TIX)
May 5 – Sydney – Oxford Art Factory (SOLD OUT)*^
May 11 – Brisbane – The TBC Club (SOLD OUT)*
May 12 – Melbourne – Hugs & Kisses (SOLD OUT)#
May 13 – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club* (TIX)