Zane Lowe premiered You And Me today on Beats 1, Beautiful songs from a debut album. This is a remarkable new singer songwriter who definitely understands the craft.
“I jumped at the chance to work with Oh Yeah Wow because Darcy, Josh and the OYW team have consistently released some of the most visually inventive and beautiful Australian music videos I’ve seen,” says Abraham of making the video. “I knew working with this crazy team of visionaries would produce something truly special which feels important as our lives become more saturated with mindless video content. They somehow managed to capture the intimacy, scope and melancholy of the song and I’m really excited for people to see that breathtaking final shot.”
Abraham recorded and produced Sirens in Melbourne with the help of friends and longtime collaborators Jono Steer and Leigh Fisher. The album also features a collaboration with Sara Bareilles, who Abraham connected online and struck up a friendship with several years ago, on This Is On Me as well as additional production from Gotyes Wally De Backer on Speak.
Abraham brought his live show, which Tone Deaf calls disarming and truly stunning, to the U.S. for the first time at last years CMJ. Abraham backs up his voice with only guitar and harmonium, in the vein of Cat Stevens, If Donny Hathaway and Cat had a baby and he hung out with Sufjan Stevens and Feist, Abraham says. Abraham was recently featured in an installment of the acclaimed British Mahogany Sessions serieswatch him perform Speak here.
Abraham is set to return to the U.S. this year for a full tour to celebrate the release of his album.
Since he began writing songs while working in a hospital, Abraham has collaborated with Ta-ku, Wafia, Gotye and more and recorded an album. The son of Indonesian folk-pop stars, he has risen to prominence in his hometown of Melbourne and throughout Australia through his much lauded live performances, where his voice and talent has consistently blown audiences away.
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I Belong To You
You And Me
To Love Someone
This Is On Me (feat. Sara Bareilles)
A Quiet Prayer