West Australian singer/songwriter Mick Finn has been waiting a long time to release his debut single, 'Useless Loop' and boy has he got some stories to tell.
Finn’s connection to music has run deep for all his years, but his life has been a complicated journey. An enlistment in the army saw him sent on deployment to Afghanistan and his life was deeply affected by what he saw and experienced in that war-torn part of the world.
5 years after he was honourably discharged, Finn was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD) and the fall-out/in has affected his life ever since, with depression and addiction issues punctuating every effort, endeavour, and achievement along the way.
Recorded mostly at home with finishing touches and mixing by producer Sam Cutri at Loop Studios, Finn’s Odyssey, says Cutri, captures “the fluidity of Bowie, the sensitivity of Nick Cave and the unhinged emotion and disdain of Kurt Cobain.”
His debut single, 'Useless Loop', is a case in point. According to Finn, “… it was borne out of the frustration of having addiction problems in the family home. How that causes conflict between you and a partner and, I guess, the self-guilt and the self-loathing and the self-torment that comes along with that.”
As a younger man, Finn had fallen astray and entered into the army by way of enforced reform. He went in craving change and encountered experiences he would never have imagined.
“The funny thing about it is that deep down you can’t change who you are,” he says now. “And I never liked authority; I never stood for authority. I never entertained that idea because I never liked being told what to do.”
“I admire any artist that puts their emotions on paper and shows someone else.”
Having performed in multiple bands in the past and airing on local radio stations around Australia, Mick has settled into his solo sound and ready to share it with the world.
Mick Finn Odyssey’s debut single, Useless Loop, will be released on November 5th on all streaming platforms. Launching that evening at the Four5nine bar in the Rosemount, supported by Mossy Fogg (Solo), Mitch Santiago and Servo Flowers. For more information click here.