Independent Northern Beaches Rapper Teams up with Italian Megastars The FifthGuys and 2nd Life for New Single "Fade Away"
'Fade Away' is set to be the biggest release yet from fast-rising Northern Beaches Rapper Lanstan.
Having established his feet firmly in the Australian hip-hop scene in 2017 with breakout smash hit 'Garn Servo', Lanstan has continued to impress with a run of hard-hitting singles and conceptually immersive projects.
In 2019, the Kuren-produced, two part banger 'Dream State' teased a glimpse into Lanstan's genre-bending capabilities. Fusing together powerful auto-crooning melodies with a psychedelic, electronic soundscape and raw aggression, Lanstan set the bar at a new height.
As the country went into lockdown in March, Lanstan was readily preparing his new project and crafting a new live set. He released just two singles this year, Blueprint and Icarus, which have been showered with praise in the blog and radio world, but the fans are hungry for more.
Now, with over 1 Million Spotify streams and a buzz around his name, Lanstan prepares to unleash all of the music he has been creating throughout 2020.
This massive collaboration with Italian superstars The FifthGuys and 2nd Life will be followed by upcoming collaborations with Talakai and Ollie Roland, as well as a highly anticipated return track with Miles Marmalade.
FADE AWAY - NEW SINGLE
(RELEASED SEPTEMBER 4th)
Following the success of 'Blueprint' and 'Icarus' which have over 100k combined Spotify streams, Lanstan unveils his third release of the year - A massive collaboration with Italian megastars 'The FifthGuys' and '2nd Life'.
Having dabbled in the realms of electronic music previously with the Kuren-produced 'Dream State', Lanstan has now found himself belting out his usual blend of introspective lyricism and powerful melodies on instrumentals made much further from home.
Exploring the concept of ego death, 'Fade Away' finds Lanstan detailing the final moments of grappling with an identity crisis before submitting to the experience. This is painted more vividly by the high-energy drops between progressively more intense verses.
To some, this would seem like an incredible leap into another genre for a hip-hop artist, but to long term followers of Lanstan, this versatility comes at no surprise and acts as another exciting step in the development of his discography.
Lanstan and frequent collaborator Miles Marmalade immediately established an online presence with their unique music videos.
All videos on their shared "Cobba Collective" YouTube Channel are conceptualised and executed by themselves with the assistance of
visionary videographer Max Sadowski.
In 2019, Lanstan co-produced and starred in Miles' short film 'Puzzle Pieces'.
"Though each of his tracks differ in their vibe, the undeniable raw talent, power, and rapid-fire lyricism that Lanstan possesses is on full display at every turn."
"‘Trophy’ carefully builds momentum, with its nuanced hip hop production supported by a delicate flute and lilting guitars."
"The entrancingly rhythmic flute and guitars seemed to tell a story of pain and struggle, but at the same time felt victorious."
"It’s a killer tune and cements Lanstan as an artist who will be around for some time."
Blueprint reached #8 on the Unearthed Hip-Hop Charts
“The melodies in this are hard to deny, it feels bold without being too egotistical.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Blueprint’, 2020)
"Liking the step up here from lanstan. the melodies again stick hard and those raps don't miss. keep building mate!" Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Trophy’, 2020)
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