“Everything starts with a guitar and a loop pedal.”
After over a year zig zagging around the world, singer-songwriter Hein Cooper has returned to Australian shores, bringing new music with him.
Releasing his Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire)-produced debut album The Art Of Escape in 2016 with smash hit single "Rusty" and break out title track "The Art Of Escape", Hein spent the better part of that year touring the country supporting James Bay and co-headling with Lanks, before returning briefly for Falls Festival at the end of the year.
Not afraid to mesh acoustic and electronic sounds, developing a dynamic and entertaining live show combining those elements, as well as proving equally proficient in both lush and stripped back moments, debut album The Art Of Escape was an accomplished start for the young artist. From there, he had his sights set on the world.
Performing over 140 shows over 18 months throughout Europe, the UK and North America, Hein headlined tours, played festivals, and supported artists such as Lukas Graham, Bears Den, Peter Bjorn and John and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, which led to airplay in over 30 countries at over 150 stations, and a legion of fans all across the globe.
Excited to bring this new music back home to Australia, Hein is readying a collection of new material for upcoming headline shows nationally in April and May.
"Hein Cooper is a man beyond his years. His voice is as flawless and laden with emotion as Jeff Buckley and Matt Corby and to witness him play his songs so intimately was momentous." - Line of Best Fit (UK)
"A wonderfully off-kilter piece of pop music, all crisp electronic beats and finely-honed colour" - Music Feeds (AUS)
"When it comes to matters of the heart, both good and bad, (Hein Cooper) is the man to listen to." - Clash Music (US)
"It was magical…The entire room was silent, cast under Cooper's spell." - TheMusic (AUS)