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A quick warning before you watch our newest session with Mansionair...you will get chills, and possibly goosebumps, maybe even shed a tear or two. The genre-defying, Australian trio stripped down for us, performing three beautiful tracks with just a piano, a few drums, and Jack Froggatt's divine vocals. Although they are a group of multi-instrumentalists, Lachlan Bostock stuck to the piano, Alex Nicholls on the drums, while Froggatt delivered an intimate, silky, effortless vocal performance. His flawless falsetto is like nothing else...it will make you feel things.

The trio began the session with their emotional track titled "Easier", followed by their single "Astronaut", and concluded the session with "Hold Me Down", a track from their first EP in 2015. Now, three years later, the band is almost ready to release their debut album, which they chatted about with us about. The words they used to describe their new record were "honest" and "genuine"...we have no doubt the album will be anything less than that. They also dished on the story behind their Grammy-nominated collaboration with ODESZA, "Line of Site", as well as their creative evolution since the first EP.

The band will be traveling around the country this summer and fall for their U.S. tour, which begins on June 15th and ends October 2nd. If you are planning to attend a show, you can expect to see and hear everything this band has to offer, which is a lot. In the meantime, check out their unique and emotional NEXT session.

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Face up, untouched Gazing at the ceiling
Game's up, never bring you down Face up, I'll lose
Craving for some feeling Take off, we're nowhere to be found
I'm stuck, I'm stuck, I'm stuck here in my skin
I'm stuck, I'm stuck, I'm stuck with you Tell me it gets easier
Tell me it gets easier Tell me it gets easier
That I'll figure it out Tell me it gets easier
Tell me it gets easier Tell me it gets easier
That I'll figure it out Face up, I'll lose
Craving for some healing Take off you're never around
Game's up, it's too much Oh you're the king of cheating
Take off, I'm staring at the ground Tell me it gets easier,
Tell me it gets easier Tell me it gets easier
That I'll figure it out Tell me it gets easier
Oh tell me it gets easier Tell me it gets easier
That I'll figure it out I'm stuck, I'm stuck
I'm stuck here in my skin I'm stuck, I'm stuck, I'm stuck with you
I'm stuck, I'm stuck I'm stuck here in my skin
I'm stuck, I'm stuck, I'm stuck with you Tell me it gets easier
Tell me it gets easier Tell me it gets easier
That I'll figure it out Tell me it gets easier
Oh tell me it gets easier Tell me it gets easier
That I'll figure it out
was actually back in 2015 at Southbay.
- That was like a full-blown band set, super energetic.
And today, what's it, kind of, like to strip things down a little bit? you strip things down, like, taking things out is a hard job in itself, and you have to, like, try to work out exactly what the best way of playing the song is.
And so, that's, like, a fun exercise.
I don't think we get to do that that often.
a Steinway baby grand piano in the sessions? - Yeah, we can't take one of them on tour. So... - At the time of that session, I think your Hold me Down EP was released.
How do you feel that you've evolved since then? - Yeah, I think we really have spent the last three years finding what we were trying to go for.
And I think it's nice to come back here and see you guys again.
And it's been a really long, grueling process, the last three years, but I think one that we've all been benefited from.
I think the music too.
So, yeah.
It's nice to evolve in that way.
- One, two, three, four.
Wide awake in this violet city Where it watches over me
It hurts to say that I want you with me Just draped across my frame
I can't help myself The moment that I let it go
Is when I find I'm in control (in control)
I need something else The moment that I let it go
Is when I find I'm in control (I'm in control)
In control (I'm in control) I can't help myself
The moment that I let it go Is when I find I'm in control
(I'm in control)
In a maze of my expectation I just feel so far away
Holding on to these empty spaces As I try to find my way
'Cause I'm somewhere else Surrounded by the city shelf
Trying to appease all my desires
'Cause I'm somewhere else Believe me I'm beside myself
I've been trying to change
I can't help myself The moment that I let it go
Is when I find I'm in control (in control)
I need something else The moment that I let it go
Is when I find I'm in control (I'm in control)
I can't help myself The moment that I let it go
Is when I find I'm in control (I'm in control)
- You guys were featured on Odesza's song Line of Sight, which was nominated for a Grammy.
That's so cool.
How did that come about? - We were in LA, and we met Clay.
We got breakfast with him.
- And lots of coffee.
- Just because I think, like, we've obviously been massive fans of them since the beginning.
And so, for them to just be, like, "Hey, do you want to meet?" We were like, "Absolutely.
That would be amazing.
" And then, you know, they were working with WYNNE on that song and then sent it to us, and then we added our bit and then sent it back and, sort of, built this, kind of, thing together.
Yeah, it's been crazy watching that, sort of, do its thing.
We thought it was a joke when they were, like, "Oh, it got nominated for a Grammy.
" We were like, "That's really funny.
" But actually, and yeah.
It's just been very grateful to be a part of it.
Slow down, stepping up my game Tied to you,
try not sink on through the cracks
And maybe I could forget this town
And maybe I should get out
Oh There's something about your love
Can you feel it Oh
There's something about your love Can you feel it
Right now, I'm feeling like an astronaut
I'm fading to the thought of coming back to you
And maybe I could forget this town And maybe I could get out
Oh There's something about your love
Can you feel it Oh
There's something about your love Can you feel it
Can you feel it Can you feel it
Can you feel it
Oh There's something about your love
Can you feel it Oh
There's something about your love Can you feel it
- In today's industry, it feels like so many artists need to put out a new single every day just to stay relevant.
And I feel like you guys have, kind of, been doing the opposite of that.
- Whoops - You've been around for, like, three years, not putting out a single every day, but you're still, you know, sticking around.
How did you manage to do that? - We talked about this before, like, how we started as a band was, like... Literally, the first thing we ever did together was the thing that, kind of, put us in a position to, sort of, start us being like, "Oh, we're a band.
" And so, I think every band has to do those long slogs of, like, playing in a garage for three years, like, no band is void of that thing.
And I think we just had to do that after our first song came out.
Luckily, we had the team around us to go, "Wait, let them, like, work it out.
" And then when we come back, then, you know, maybe from now on, we'll start, well hopefully, putting out more songs.
- What can we expect from the debut album? - It's honest, I think.
And I think we love...we're proud of it. And I think we did actually wear our heart on our sleeves with it.
- It was really great because we got to the end of it and we were like, "That's it.
" For this record, we have nothing more to give to it.
If we haven't written it in four years, we'd never write it.
So, like, the thing that we came up with was it couldn't have been, for us, more honest and more, sort of, genuine on our end, I think.
I won't hold my finger in the air And tell you which way the wind blows
For I have tried so many times Damn that look in your eyes
Hold me down, hold Hold me down, hold
Damn it, but don't you know that I will be there?
That I will be there?
That I will be there?
That I will be there?
I walked the streets, Moonlight hanging above me
Haunting its way through these dreams And you've told me so many times
That this is the place we lose our minds
Hold me down, hold Hold me down, hold
Hold me down, hold Hold me down, hold
- What can fans expect to see during your show? - We're playing almost, like, our entire catalog a couple of, like, new covers.
And yeah, like, we're even going to try, like, play some of our remixes.
Like, we haven't quite worked it out yet.
But yeah, it's going to be really fun I think.
Like, we're so excited for this tour to just, kind of, knock it down and just, like, play the same set and these songs.
And, like, just really start to, like, get our heads around them.
- Over the last couple of years, as we were writing, we were, like, trying things out, and we were trying songs, and you play one and you're like, "Oh that didn't...no one liked that." And then, "Okay, that one works.
" Kind of, when you, sort of, make these decisions as you play.
But now, it really feels like, with the record being finished, or with just a body of work being finished, it, kind of, feels a bit more, like, "All right, this is it.
" And then you get to, like, play with things and you get to add things you didn't expect, and when you've played the same song every night for months on end, you're like, "Oh, cool.
I can do it this way.
I can do it that way.
" That's, like, the exciting thing.
- It took us a while, but I think we managed to, like, create something that we were all, like, fully invested in.
And I think that was worth the wait.

Artist Bio

Mansionair are Jack Froggatt, Lachlan Bostock and Alex Nicholls, three early-20-something multi-instrumentalists from Sydney.

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