Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

Ben Howard, Hollow Coves


band members

Samuel Ayling


Bio

This New Light is an indie-folk music project based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. With a debut EP release experiencing a positive response in early 2019, Samuel Ayling moved on from a previous collaboration with long-time friend and musician, Tom Logan, to pursue his musical aspirations as the sole songwriter for the project. In the later months of 2019, This New Light released the single, 'The Other One'; a song of vulnerability and introspection that explored a more experimental sonic palette than what we'd heard previously. Executing an equally as impressive live set, This New Light is one to watch for future releases and gig appearances.

Ayling has already begun work on a sophomore EP and is set to release a number of singles in the lead-up. Balancing full-time study and other projects (including film scoring for a Brisbane creative), Ayling hopes that 2021 will see further growth of his following and his sound.

'103' is his latest single; the second track in a string of new releases set for the next 6 months.

Review

End of the Line

This New Light

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

29 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

The way that piano line sneaks in midway made my breath hitch - like it was just so theatrical in the softest way.

The way that piano line sneaks in midway made my breath hitch - like it was just so theatrical in the softest way.

Review

you, all along

This New Light

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Another bewitching and bare folk track from This New Light. The project is finding its emotional core with shades of a storyteller like Didirri coming through.

Another bewitching and bare folk track from This New Light. The project is finding its emotional core with shades of a storyteller like Didirri coming through.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

27 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

the way this one swelled and built with such precision and patience was a real sound to behold.

the way this one swelled and built with such precision and patience was a real sound to behold.