Australian artist cln has been rolling out some amazing new singles lately and today his anticipated debut album is here! The 10-track project Dawn Chorus is a beautiful, relaxing blend of genres that I’m already loving. He has a distinct style that pairs dreamy R&B vocals with gentle downtempo soundscapes and crisp production all coming together effortlessly. His songwriting is passionate throughout the project as he showcases an ability to combine emotive singing with tranquil instrumentals.
I worked on this album in three different countries and some of the songs have been in the works for over three years. Some of them were started and finished a week before the album deadline. I wasn’t expecting them to make the album, but they ended up feeling like a good fit.
When I’m not working on music, I spend a lot of my time working with native Australian birds. I work on a few different research and education projects and am very passionate about bird conservation. As part of all this bird work, I spend a lot of time outdoors which has resulted in the album largely being inspired by natural sounds. I didn’t set out trying to make an album that sounded like bird calls. Rather, when I was making the album, I tried to channel the feelings that I get whenI’m out in the middle of nowhere. Natural noises aren’t always tranquil and beautiful, so I tried to make an album with a bit of variety” – cln
cln’s closeness with nature is apparent in this album due to the peaceful quality of his music. I can’t wait to see where cln goes from here and will surely have this on repeat for the foreseeable future. Enjoy!