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GET TO KNOW: DUEL NATIVE
After the enormous love and praise he received for his debut single 'Sacrosanct' earlier this year, emerging Melbourne-based singer and songwriter DUEL NATIVE is blasting back once again to drop his uplifting sophomore effort 'Commodity'.
Bringing back more of that light and upbeat pop-rock sound he is cultivating for himself, 'Commodity' sees him return in fine form. With a toe-tapping pace and vibrant songwriting from start to finish, it feels like things are only just getting started for this impressive newcomer.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
It was a little Casio keyboard - though I’ve been shown photos of myself as a toddler holding a baby guitar...
What was the first album you remember owning?
“Parklife” by Blur
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Our high school band was trying to sound a bit like Radiohead now I think about it...
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
So many - for different reasons! How about “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid (the 1984 version). Apart from generating charitable funds for people in need, imagine meeting Phil Collins, Bananarama, Boy George, Midge Ure, George Michael, Sting, Paul Weller, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney in the process!
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
The heartfelt support from people in my life who I care deeply about.
And what about the most frustrating part?
The amount of corruption the industry attracts and sustains.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Björk. Too many reasons why.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Writing for film, performing around the world, contributing to causes that matter.
DUEL NATIVE's new single 'Commodity' is available to stream now. Check it out below.