Photography - Caelan Plane
Madoc Plane has weaved soul, alt-pop and lush funk-rhythms to craft his latest offering ‘Right Reason’. The Perth-based artist has progressed with his sophomore single release, allowing it to act as a marker for the refinement in his direction & style.
Having already drawn ample praise from triple j Unearthed, triple j & tastemaker MILKY, the emerging songwriter found himself falling back into bad habits after a major setback. Finding it difficult to pull himself out of an emotional slump, the chorus in ‘Right Reason’ is a sonic and vocal cry for help, an aching on his behalf to emerge from the internal stagnation & despair.
“‘Right Reason’ is a song that shows my artistry having a more refined direction and style. Lyrically, the song discusses the idea of falling into bad habits after a setback and questioning your own decisions in this time of despair. The chorus represents a cry for help and a desire to find a way out of an emotional slump.”
“Stylistically, ‘Right Reason’ displays a more alt-pop/soul sound, shown through the driving drum beat and dense harmonic and ambient layering, creating a colourful atmosphere for the powerful vocals to beam through. The chorus displays a catchy yet compelling vocal hook which demonstrates the desperation and emotion in the lyrics. The dynamic shape begins its climax in the guitar solo, where the harmonised guitar precedes a powerful vocal performance to close out the song.”
The busy launch at Four5nine in July marked Madoc Plane’s signing to rapidly emerging Perth label Tone City Records, with the songwriter in esteemed company amongst SUPATHICK, Romeo Walker, DICE, Siobhan Cotchin & many more.
"I'm seriously stoked to be joining the Tone City Records family! Most artists don't get a chance to be involved in something like this so early in their music careers, so there's a lot of gratitude going the way of Sam Ford, who has confidently backed me in to write with some bangers. I'm at a time in my life where music has become my number one priority and I couldn't be more excited about it."