Hein Cooper- “Rusty" (Indica). This singer/songwriter is Australian, but he has developed a strong Canadian connection. After being ‘discovered’ in Sydney by Indica Records head Franz Schuller, he recorded his current album in Montreal, and using a Canadian co-writer has given his music Cancon status. That has helped boost this track, a warm melodic number that has just broken the Top 50 here on BDS, spearheaded by CKMF Montreal.
Discussing “Rusty,” Cooper noted that “I found that creating a positive happy sound underneath melancholic lyrics represented the fight between me and the world’s obsession to be happy all the time. Kind of like the opposite of Coldplay's technique in Parachutes of writing positive lyrics with a melancholy sound."
Cooper played Festival in OUMF on the weekend and has Toronto shows at Cameron House tonight (Monday) and The Horseshoe Tavern on Tuesday, followed by a Quebec City show at District Saint-Joseph on Thursday.