Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
It’s called ‘My Baby’. This track is basically about me not getting things right and not being the best version of myself.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
Sunny Afternoon. It was released a few months ago and it’s definitely my favourite song to play live.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
I think someone has a vendetta against me in Ingham. I was there last week, it’s a small town in North Queensland. I’ve never been there before so I pulled over and left my car to go for a walk. When I got back my tyre was slashed from the side. There was a blade in the tyre and there’s no way I ran over it. I got stitched up big time.
What, or who, inspires you?
My dad. He’s not a musician, but he worked hard to build a company up from the ground. Music is beautiful and there’s nothing I love more than playing guitar, but sometimes I get bogged down in the business/admin side of being a musician. There are so many tasks outside of just playing music that are required to make the full picture work and I have days where I just have to push through it, even when I don’t want to. I’m sure Dad had heaps of days like that but he persevered and I do the same.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
American Boy, by Estelle and Kanye West.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Homemade Italian pasta. Can’t say why, it was just my first thought.
What’s next for you?
I’m playing a single launch next week with a band that I’ve put together. It’s in Brisbane at The Bearded Lady in West End. I’m pretty excited for that. After that’s done I’ll probably go live in the bush, it’s where I’ve been for the last few months.
What’s your scene?
The Jolly Collier in Dysart is my local, they do a good pub feed.
Brisbane artist Liam Morton follows up with another great track in the form of his new single ‘My Baby’. The last time we heard from him was when he hit us with a little ray of sunshine in the form of ‘Sunny Afternoon’.
“You’re gonna whisk a couple of dreamers away with this beauty.” Declan Byrne Triple J Home and Hosed.
Liam picked up a classical guitar when he was a little tacker and never looked back. Thoroughly intrigued with six strings he spent countless hours toughening up his fingertips. Over the years Liam played for a number of bands in the Brisbane music scene, before going solo in 2020.
Liam retreated to his grandparents outback property near Dysart, a ten hour drive from Brisbane.
“Having a break from city life helped clear my head and focus on the songs, they’re ultimately the most important thing I can work on.” Taking the songs to the studio, Liam worked with producer Trevor Stefiuk. Liam cut four songs at Wagwurst Studios in Caboolture and was helped by session musicians. During this time he recorded ‘My Baby’.
In his spare time, he plays Bossa Nova and works as a life model.