Think about love, how instantly it develops and how it takes your whole body over and makes you feel. Romantic love is typically cultivated between two people, be them of the same or of different sexes, its a powerful and overwhelming feeling and often seen as ‘the point of it all’, ’42’ [for those of you who enjoy movie references.] But then think about how often you say you ‘love’ something, your pet, your bed, that ‘its finally the weekend feeling’ or even the warmth in your body after you take a bite into that hot doughnut you finally caved in and bought after walking past the doughnut van a million times thinking I. will. resist.
But I digress
We are capable of loving millions of different things in their own way, we still feel it just as instantly and strongly as romantic love, it may not actually be romantic, but it’s still love ; and that’s exactly the way you will feel after listening to Chet Faker for the first time.
The 26 year old Australian electronic musician has that ‘do I find him attractive’ bearded thing going on -kinda like Andrew Lincoln in the 4th series of the walking dead after he goes a bit psycho and lets his beard go full on lumberjack- but his voice is so smooth and soulful you may question whether its actually him singing. In April 2014 he released his debut album Built on Glass however, prior to this he released an extended play named Thinking In Textures which, along with his album, has received positive reviews. Alongside these has has also worked with fellow Australian musician, Flume to create a genius collaboration and a beautifully sculpted album. Chet’s music has featured in popular media, his cover of No Diggity featured on the Beck’s Sapphire Superbowl ad in 2012 and ‘Drop the Game’ a single from his album with Flume featured on the popular British TV show Made in Chelsea.
There are various remixes, podcasts and extended plays featuring his music, Faked Out for example; which features him alongside related artists such as Flume and the British Brilliance that is James Blake, is available through I Tunes and Soundcloud. His Sydney Boiler room set is watch-able through Boiler Room’s youtube channel and will not only make you love his music even more, but develop that into wanting to see him live, this video is definitely one to watch if you want to see what can only be described as a master at work, fluidly moving between instruments and mixers to create not only music, but vibes you can physically see and that’s a power very few musicians have.
It won’t be romantic love, well, maybe for some of you, but his music will give you that lovey dovey feeling you get when your pet shows you affection, the it’s nearly the weekend-Friday-Feeling, and if you get really into it, you will almost feel the warmth of that hot doughnut [Lets face it, no-one would resist that]
“I wish I played techno. But I don’t.”
Chet Faker- the bearded genius.