Songwriter, producer and musical wunderkind Lontalius announces his return with ‘Someone Will Be There For You’, a heartfelt song for this moment in time and the first single from an album of the same name that’ll be released in two parts – Side A on 23 October and Side B and the LP in the first half of 2021. Someone Will Be There For You is the third Lontalius record, after last year’s All I Have, and the first fully self-produced by the artist.

“I’ve spent so many weeks of my life feeling like there is nothing and no one out there, feeling like the weight of the world was on my own shoulders. But it’s true, someone will be there for you!” Lontalius says

“Musically this song felt so simple and it’s message so direct that I couldn’t overload it. I kept the instrumentation as simple as possible. Acoustic instruments recorded in an old 70s studio.”

At only 23 Lontalius (real name Eddie Johnston) has already had a career many musicians would envy. After signing to Partisan Records (Fontaines DC, Laura Marling) for his debut album I’ll Forget 17, he went on to collaborate with some of American’s top producers – including Om’Mas Keith, known for his work with Frank Ocean and Erykah Badu. He has become a ‘musicians’ musician’ and counts Lorde, Troye Sivan & Kevin Abstract as fans, as well as producing for the next generation of indie-kids coming out of New Zealand.

With close to 20 million streams to his name, Lontalius is one of pop’s best kept secrets, something that’s sure to change with his stunning new music.

‘Someone Will Be There For You’ is out now on streaming services via Kartel Music Group. Made with thanks to NZ On Air.

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