Over the last few months Australian producer/artist cln has given us two exceptional new singles – “Undone (feat. Holly Hebe)” and “Into The Night (feat. Eilish Gilligan)” – while also making promise of his second album coming our way very soon.
This week cln is giving us the next taste of that album with the beautifully chilled sounds of new single ‘Endlessly’, which as he reveals below was inspired by the sounds of a wild Albert’s Lyrebird calling out in the rain.
“I have a bunch of different jobs when I’m not working on music. Most of them involve something called ‘ecoacoustic’ research. What that basically means, is the use of sound for ecological or conservation purposes. 90% of what I do revolves around birds and birdsong. I’m a huge bird sound nerd and can identify most species in South-east Queensland by the noises that they make. Last year I finished a research master’s degree which focused on Owls, and this year I have started a PhD working on a bunch of other species.
The idea for this track started when I was out doing fieldwork in the rain. I was about to pack up for the day and head home when an Albert’s Lyrebird started calling in the rainforest near me. Lyrebirds are some of Australia’s most well-known birds. They are the mimics that you often see in Youtube videos or nature documentaries. The species that you usually see in those films is the Superb Lyrebird, which are mostly found further south in New South Wales and Victoria. They are reasonably common and widespread. In Queensland rainforests though, we have the Albert’s Lyrebird. It’s usually a little bit shyer and more difficult to see. It’s also a threatened species and occupies quite a small range in Southern Queensland and Northern NSW. You can see a painting of an Albert’s Lyrebird on the single artwork thanks to Cleo Daley (the incredible artist who is working with me on this project).
Anyway, the Albert’s Lyrebird was calling so beautifully that I had to stop what I was doing and record it. I work with Lyrebirds fairly frequently and hear them often, but there was something special about this lone bird calling in the rain. I wrote this song two weeks ago and mix and mastered it over the last few days. I started with the Lyrebird recording and then build the rest of the song from there. I wasn’t really intending for it to be on the album, let alone a single, but here we are! I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I think sounds that come straight from nature are as good as it gets.” ~ cln
‘Endlessly’ is available everywhere now and stay tuned for more new music from the album over the coming months.
Production, Mixing & Mastering by Callan Alexander
Press Photos by Callan Alexander
Artwork by Cleo Daley