Teen musician set to release first full-length album
WHILE getting through the last months of high school, many teens don't have a lot of spare time on their hands.
Most wouldn't consider releasing a full-length album in the lead-up to their HSC - but that's exactly what Murwillumbah singer-songwriter Squeak Lemaire is doing.
Scared of Silence is the Mt St Patrick's student's first full-length release.
A follow-up to Lemaire's debut EP Coins and Bottles (2013), the album will contain 10 original tracks, all of which were written by Squeak himself in his pared-back acoustic indie style.
The album was recorded in three different studios: Studios 301, Anderton Sound and Hydrofunk.
Lemaire feels that this variety gives the album a chance to breathe.
"The tracks are all part of the same project, but evolved separately," he said.
Quite the concept for an 18-year-old recording artist.
"I've been trying to get the record done for the past year, but with school, HSC coming up, not to mention gigs every weekend, it's taken much longer than expected," he said.
Besides Lemaire on vocals and guitar, the album includes Riley Jones on guitar and backing vocals, Sebastian Jones on drums and Maxx Foggon on bass and backing vocals.
If his previous work is anything to go by, Scared of Silence will take listeners to a place where summer isn't just three months long.
Scared of Silence is scheduled for release this Saturday.