Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


band members

WILSN


Website

www.wilsnmusic.com/

Bio

'Do This' is the first taste of WILSN's new EP to come in 2019. Influenced by big voices like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, and Sam Smith, the singer’s 2015 EP 'Don’t Give It Up' has racked up over 1.2M plays on Spotify. Upon release, 'Don’t Give It Up' was praised by HillyDilly, The Guardian, and Pigeons & Planes, who said “There’s a lot of pop music that strives to be soulful but falls short… (WILSN) is one of the rare artists who actually gets it right.”

“Over the last couple of years, I’ve been pulled in a lot of different directions musically,” says WILSN. “There were a lot of industry types telling me to make THIS type of music, or THAT type of music, and that I should 'be more like so-and-so' or even ‘dress more like so-and-so.' It made me doubt myself so much that I ended up not releasing any music. I got to a point where I’d had enough of listening to everyone’s opinions, and I wanted to just make music that I LOVE. Out of that frustration came 'Do This.’ It’s a very personal and liberating song for me. Singing it is like saying a big 'f**k you' to every music industry person who has ever said my music wasn’t good enough."

Recently WILSN relocated to the US from Australia, a move that sprouted the legs of her next record. Her upcoming EP features collaborations with established writers like the GRAMMY-nominated Ben Abraham (Kesha, Demi Lovato, Sara Bareilles).

Unearthed in 2015

NIDA Video Clips

05 Apr 2015

Winner

WILSN

WILSN

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

27 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

I love that the minimal use of instrumentation leaves a big wide space for your incredible voice to dominate.

I love that the minimal use of instrumentation leaves a big wide space for your incredible voice to dominate.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

Towering stuff from WILSN. Weird as it is to write, there's just so much emotion packed into this song it's like her own Braveheart moment. It steels and inspires for what's ahead for thelistener and, from the sounds of it, the artist.

Towering stuff from WILSN. Weird as it is to write, there's just so much emotion packed into this song it's like her own Braveheart moment. It steels and inspires for what's ahead for thelistener and, from the sounds of it, the artist.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

wilsn's voice is the stuff that makes you stop dead. a few mins later you realise you've been frozen still the whole time.

wilsn's voice is the stuff that makes you stop dead. a few mins later you realise you've been frozen still the whole time.