Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Leon Bridges, Bill Withers, Brittany Howard, Michael Kiwanuka , Son Little, Alabama Shakes


band members

EJ Worland


Influences

Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Pastor T.L. Barrett , Brittany Howard


Website

Bio

While EJ Worland is originally from Australia, his sound and soul is firmly planted in the roots of American vintage rhythm & blues, soul and the timeless grooves of Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, and Marvin Gaye. His music takes no prisoners, pouring out emotions and feelings through sonic transmissions that take the listener on a raw, intimate journey filled with emotion, provocation, and personal agency. Worland’s voice may not sound “Australian” to most listeners, and therein lies the magic, as his strength and tenderness breaks boundaries and crosses oceans, reverberating on a level that transcends the tides of time. With style, swagger, and a humble sensibility, Worland’s music takes charge, grabs your heart, and drives you through a vibrant landscape filled with foot-stomping drums, heavenly hand-claps, and innovative intonations.

For his latest body of work Worland goes all in, recording a collection of powerful tracks that wait for no one’s agenda, giving the listener an intimate look at his musical awakening over the last few years – from his years touring with bands in Australia to his own personal journey into the sun-kissed streets of Los Angeles. Call it purpose. Call it release. Call it enlightened soul. Call it anything you want, but the sound of EJ Worland is an experience you won’t be able to shake.

Having recently played on Allen Stones show “Live At The Lodge” to rave reviews and selling out shows in Sydney in February and September of last year, prior to releasing music, his live shows are not to be missed.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

18 Mar 2021

Triple J
45

The flute is a great touch. That little psychedelic wig-out section at the 2.50 mark is also inspired. But that vocal, and the passion behind it, is the winning ingredient for me.

The flute is a great touch. That little psychedelic wig-out section at the 2.50 mark is also inspired. But that vocal, and the passion behind it, is the winning ingredient for me.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

12 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

The most confident sounding song about self-doubt you'll hear this week. EJ (andhis incredible voice) have been on fire the past few months: looking forward to hearing more in 2021.

The most confident sounding song about self-doubt you'll hear this week. EJ (andhis incredible voice) have been on fire the past few months: looking forward to hearing more in 2021.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

EJ's got soul to burn on this new one. Accomplished and authentic.

EJ's got soul to burn on this new one. Accomplished and authentic.