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Interview with Singer and Songwriter Nathan Leaman

Nathan Leaman is a singer/songwriter from Hobart, Australia. He has traveled around the world and lived in far away lands. His experiences from life and those of his friends provides the inspiration for the songs that he writes.

Nathan Leaman accepted to answer our questions and let us enter his artistic universe.

Nathan Leaman Interview: "To be true to myself"

Please Nathan Leaman, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to music.

I am married to my beautiful wife Yuka and we have two beautiful children named James and Grace. I came to music and to write and to sing my own songs late in life at age 34.

As a 80’s child I grew up listening to my parents music such as Cat Stevens and the Beach Boys. It is in these years that I noticed my love for music and the desire formed to oneday be a musician myself .

After many after many years of being involved in choirs and singing to songs on the radio I decided to by myself a guitar and write my own songs.

Who are some of your favorite musicians, and how did they influence you?

Some of my favorite musicians include U2, and Keith Urban and also Passenger. The reason that these artist influence me is that they sing will passion and with conviction and you can believe in what they sing.

I hope that people who listen to my songs can feel the same way and feel that the songs I write are authentic and come from the heart.

You traveled a lot around the world, but do you have a favorite place that helps you find inspiration?

My favorite place in the world be Hobart. It is where I live now. I find it great inspiration for being creative and writing songs. Hobart is a small town with a mountain and river view and not many people so it is very peaceful

What’s the meaning behind your music which seems very personal? Is there any real-life situation that inspired you?

The music that I create comes from personal experiences of mine or that of my friends.

I write about experiences I think I am not alone in experiencing certain things in life and other people also can relate to pain or success that is experienced by myself which is shown through the songs that I write.

What’s the meaning behind your music which seems very personal? Is there any real-life situation that inspired you?

The music that I create comes from personal experiences of mine or that of my friends.

I write about experiences I think I am not alone in experiencing certain things in life and other people also can relate to pain or success that is experienced by myself which is shown through the songs that I write.

When you are composing—how much of it is instinctual versus planned?

My music is vert instinctual as I don’t actually have the music for my songs written down and the music comes naturally when I sing my songs. The lyrics for my songs are fairly much in concrete although sometimes I will change them I am feeling creative.

What do you think is the most appealing aspect of your new album “Memories”?

I started working on the album in January 2015 when I wrote the first song of the Album called Lost, I wrote the album at home during my spare time.

The most appealing aspect of my new album Memories is that the Memories are real, believable. The songs are sung with belief and and an authenticity of a man struggling the emotion of Love. The album details the highs and low that love can take.

The Story behind the album Memories is that it is a collection of love stories. The first four songs of the album describe love at its worse and the pain that it brings. While the remaining 8 songs are songs from memories of love going right. I would recommend people start the album by listening to heartbroken as it sets the tone for the album.

Is artistic life lonely and what do you do to counteract it?

Yes it can be. I work alone as a singer/songwriter although I have been able to build up a community of support in other artists who provide encouragement.

When I am not making music I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the beach or going on nature walks.

What are your future projects?

I plan to Travel around Tasmania in the new year and hopeful to get the opportunity to do some live performances.

I have already started working on a new Album to be released in 2017. For this new album I plan to have more of a positive vibe to it, once again the songs that will be included in it will be real.

And finally, where to go to meet you and hear you?

My music can be found on all reputable online music stores, you can follow me on social media and on my website nathanleamanmusic.com.

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to let a comment below, Nathan Leaman will be happy to answer you.

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