Having first picked up a guitar 12 years ago to mend his broken teenage heart in rural Australia, writing soppy love songs to serenade girls at uni, detouring into the world of electronic music as a DJ/Producer for 3 years, then giving up on music altogether before returning to his folk-rock roots late in 2017, Callan John truly epitomises what it means to take the long way round.
But after spending more than a decade in the shadows carefully crafting his sound and drawing on a broad pallet of influences ranging from Jack Johnson to Frank Ocean, this deep-thinking, coffee-drinking aged care Physiotherapist is now emerging as one of Sydney’s most promising and enigmatic singer/songwriters.
Armed with Triple J airplay, support from two of Australia’s most trusted music tastemakers (Scenestr, Happy Mag) & ongoing placement in playlists boasting thousands of global followers, Callan now returns with his 5th single in as many months. ‘All OK’ is a warm, intimate, chilled-out sonic daydream born of the passionate frustrations arising in a long distance relationship; an experience that is sure to resonate with many as the chaos of 2020 continues to keep millions apart from those they love.
After several years of incubation, ‘All OK' has finally been brought to life with the help of legendary producer Tim Carr — the guy behind Matt Corby’s immortal hit ‘Brother’ — and it forms Chapter 5 of the (mostly) true love story Callan is telling through the one-song-per-month release of his 9-track mixtape, ‘L89’ (Latey Nine). Believe us, it was worth the wait. Believe us, it was worth the wait.