Ethan French debuts with a slick slice of neo-soul in "Say What You Want"
Ethan French is a 19-year-old student at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and his supreme talent makes him one of the most gifted teenagers in the country. Heavily inspired by Jacob Collier, this multi-instrumentalist spends hours tirelessly stacking 8-part harmonies to create lush, warm arrangements that sit beautifully on top his compositions.
With his latest single "Say What You Want", Ethan dives deep into the neo-soul world while keeping his jazz sensibilities and rich vocals at the front. Dedicated to his love, he wrote this song for her as a way of transporting between romantic settings in the midst of isolation, having to imagine cinema dates and fine dining while we were all staying home.
"The talented Australian created an absolutely staggering love inspired and playful sonic universe. A true shortcut to feeling good." - Stereofox on Ethan's 'Tell Me'
"Frankly one of the best piano chord progressions I've heard in quite some time." - Nebula Music "Up and Coming Artists, June 2020" Podcast
Winner of City of Subiaco's "Ampfest @ Home" 2020