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Hein Cooper Releases 'Art Of Escape' (Tora remix)

Press Release   •   May 01, 2015 22:27 BST

The Art of Escape is the debut track from Hein Cooper’s self-titled EP released April 10 2015. Recorded with Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, Local Natives, Hey Rosetta), Cooper’s sound has been expertly articulated and produced to a standard that is enviable.

Hein Cooperis an Australian indie musician and songwriter from Milton, New South Wales. Cooper was playing a gig in a small bar in Sydney when he was discovered by Franz Shuller (Half Moon Run’s manager) who was immediately bowled over by his talents. Cooper was signed to Indica Records very shortly after. Since then, the singer/songwriter has toured with Half Moon Run and Thelma Plum, havesupportedBonjah and Donovan Frankenreiteras well as performing at Canadian Music Week in Toronto and festivals throughout Australia. Drawing influence from the sounds of Jeff Buckley,Radiohead, Lykke Li, Ben Howard, James Blake and Bon Iver Cooper has a loyal fan base both in Australia and overseas that’s constantly growing, The Art of Escape has been eagerly awaited.

The Art of Escape explores themes of change, escapism and transformation with an earnestness that has become a rarity. Cooper’s luscious falsetto resonates similarly to Jeff Buckley and his strikingly human lyrics are guarded by intricate and meticulously plucked guitar; shaping a track that’s both beautiful and evocative.

"It is a call to all of the wonderful displaced beings I have found in my life and more broadly everybody who feels alone in their own idealistic dreaming.”

The release has already caught the attention of internationally acclaimed band Tora, racking up just under five million views on Youtube since their ascendance Tora’s sound has been compared to the likes of SOHN, Toro Y Moi and James Blake. Tora’s interpretation evolves the track from a blend of indie and pop into synth drenched, impeccably paced chillwave.

The Art of Escape (Tora remix) is due for release May 4 2015.

UK Dates

16th May - Spiegel Bar, The Great Escape, Brighton

22nd & 23rd May - Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

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