favourite genres
  • Indie
  • Pop

 

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 singer/songwriter 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. With support from two of Australia’s most trusted music tastemakers (Scenestr, Happy Mag) and ongoing placement in playlists boasting thousands of global followers, Callan John now returns with his 4th single in as many months: ‘A Home She Made’. The song is an intimate, entrancing indie-folk lullaby that pulls at the heart strings of all who hear its reflective and eternally poignant message. After no less than 10 years of incubation, 'A Home She Made' 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 4 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.
Toby Mobbs

Review

Review by Callan John Callan John

18 Feb 2021

50

Love the energy in this one! Years of hard work paying off!!

Love the energy in this one! Years of hard work paying off!!

Asha Bright

Review

Review by Callan John Callan John

19 Aug 2020

50

HO-LY SSSSHHHHHH! Had me from the moment she opened her mouth. Big things in store for ASHA!

HO-LY SSSSHHHHHH! Had me from the moment she opened her mouth. Big things in store for ASHA!