Introducing Jared Gecko: the exciting new project from Sydney vocalist/topliner Sam Biland and multi-instrumentalist/producer Tim Blunt.
With a studio CV that boasts artists such as Birds Of Tokyo, Stand Atlantic and Breakaway, it’s not difficult to see why the duo’s debut offering is such a sophisticated and sultry slice of pop.
Inspired by whirlwind summer romances and the naïve promise that young love never dies, Jared Gecko’s ‘California’ brings a soundscape that draws inspiration from the likes of The Neighbourhood, Børns & Halsey, sliding between moments of dark introspection and bright pop hooks.
Produced in collaboration with ARIA Award winner Pete Holz (Peking Duck, Gang of Youths, Vance Joy), ‘California’ was written poolside of a studio hidden in the Hollywood hills.
“This was the song I always wanted to write and the sound I had been searching for, for years” explains singer Sam Biland.
“It’s the fastest topline I’ve ever written, I had 30 minutes in between sessions writing for other people and I was just trying to relax with my feet in the pool. Turns out I don’t do relaxing very well. I sent the voice note to Tim straight away and he was really into it. We had been talking about doing something together for a while at that stage. As soon as we heard it through the studio speakers for the first time we knew this wasn’t a song for someone else, this was the start of an adventure and something we needed to keep chasing”.
The song marks the first taste of a collection of music from the duo slated for release across 2022.
For now though, you can catch the exclusive premiere of Jared Gecko’s debut single ‘California’ below.