New Zealand based songwriter and producer Aaron Clarke known as Mountain Boy (August Avenue), today releases his debut single ‘52’. The release marks the culmination of ‘Project Sinai’ an impressive year long journey to write and produce 52 songs in 52 weeks.
‘52’ is the last song I wrote as a part of Project Sinai. The project didn’t turn out to be quite what I expected, when I finished I was met with feelings of accomplishment and disappointment, 52 is about those feelings, says Clarke.
Originally from Melbourne, Clarke landed in Hamilton, NZ at the age of 16. A place where he studied and began developing his craft.
His influences range from Bon Iver, The War on Drugs, Paper Kites & James Blake, with soaring soundscapes fit for feature films.
In describing ‘Project Sinai’ Clarke says, “Up until now this has been such an insular process. I’ve spent a lot of time revising and refining and finding my feet; it’s really exciting to finally be able to share this with people in a meaningful way”
Clarke’s story also piqued interest of local film makers who have crafted a documentary showcasing his journey. Beautifully woven with carefully curated tracks and breath-taking scenery its film festival vibe and the narration that walk you through the story make it a captivating watch.
Recorded at Neil Finns iconic ‘Roundhead studios’ and produced by award winning producer Nic Manders ‘52' is the end of Project Sinai, and the beginning of Mountain Boy.
Link to track ‘52’: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3qEnPaVdXvWJz4JZfRdqw7?si=AO3mSz56SwaLZMqCRP0kkA