Reece Mastin Announces New Album Change ColoursSeptember 11, 2015 9:34 am
After the first listen of CHANGE COLOURS out Friday 9 October (available for pre-order from today), it becomes clear that Reece Mastin’s new album, represents a quantum leap in his music career.
CHANGE COLOURS is a rock album, pure and simple. It’s high on raw feelings; songs ripped straight out of real-life experiences with epic vocal performances. Lockdown, a first taste from the album, is available on iTunes today.
For all the remarkable success he’s enjoyed since 2011 as an unknown 16-year-old – including chart-topping singles, both previous albums reaching the top three of the national charts (2011’s 2x platinum self-titled debut at #2 and its follow-up, 2012’s Beautiful Nightmare at #3) – for all that phenomenal success, it’s only now, at age 20 with the release of CHANGE COLOURS that Reece himself feels his true music making journey has finally begun.
“It’s been very organic and therapeutic for me,” says Reece “because lyrically there’s a lot of stuff in there that I needed to talk about. When I sing it, I can put more passion into it because it’s honest, it’s real, it’s things that actually happened. There’s no point in me lying to my fans because they’re the ones buying the music and they want to hear about what I’m going through, they deserve the truth. Everyone has their own struggles and experiences, I don’t want to pretend.”
Reece is quick to point out that none of this transition would have been possible without the support team that’s grown around him including his new record label (Social Family Records) and management (Mahalia Barnes).
These pivotal relationships have opened up a whole new music world to Reece. For starters, the majority of CHANGE COLOURS was recorded in the privacy and intimate surrounds of Jimmy Barnes’ own Freight Train studios in Sydney, with drums and strings later added in Los Angeles. Jimmy himself also makes a cameo on CHANGE COLOURS along with good friends Mark Lizotte and Chris Cheney from The Living End.
If you’ve been fortunate enough to experience one of Reece’s live performances of late, you’ll have an inkling of what awaits here on CHANGE COLOURS. Gone is the pop star that shot to fame as an adolescent. In his place is a mature, self-assured artist with the all poise, charisma and swagger of a bourgeoning rock star with one helluva almighty voice.
Forget what you think you know about Reece Mastin. Everything you need to know is unedited right here on this exhilarating new work, CHANGE COLOURS.
In a world first multi-platform activation, music fans across the globe will choose the first official single from CHANGE COLOURS. Details will be revealed on Friday 2 October.