18 year old Eddie Johnston, better known under his musical moniker Lontalius, burst into the scene a little while back with the delicate ‘Light Shines Through Duse’ followed by a much more electronic infused ‘All I Wanna Say’ which got him the inevitable James Blake comparisons, as well as a Ryan Hemsworth co-sign. Not bad too shabby after a couple of tracks.
Well it seems that the New Zealand born talent isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon, releasing a brand new gem in the shape of ‘Kick In The Head’. The track title might mislead you into an even more thumping, bass driven direction, but Lontalius swaps the synths for a guitar, some strings and a piano, to great effect on this one. The result is a well crafted ballad that slowly builds to a dreamy melting pot of sounds, leaving you wanting more.
Lontalius is set to release his debut record some time next year, so keep your eyes peeled for more. In the meantime, enjoy this little sonic nugget.