VIDEO PREMIERE: Kaurna Cronin Navigates Treacherous, Beautiful Terrain with Indie Rock Cool on “Never Said”

With his natural ability to conjure rich imagery and intense emotional responses through stirring folk-rock experiences, multi-award-winning folks man Kaurna Cronin is back with brand new single “Never Said” and its eye-catching video accompaniment – both out on May 6th.

Celebrated as an aficionado of contemporary folk, Kaurna Cronin is continuing to enthral audiences and impress critics, previously named Folk Alliance Australia’s ‘Artist Of The Year’ as well as announcing an extensive European tour that will see him and his band perform concerts throughout Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Denmark and Finland.

Now, with his second single of the year behind the gravity-defying release Our Way, Kaurna Cronin is bringing a touch of grit to his stable folk-rock foundation in “Never Said,” and today Glide is excited to offer an exclusive premiere of the song and its video. Brimming with edgy electric guitar riffs and jarring percussion-lead rhythms that break out from lush, earthy undertones, the song carries an airy indie rock cool. Cronin’s distinctive vocals carry a hint of jazz singer, which allows them to float over the music as if drifting above the landscape portrayed in the video. Oscillating like a pendulum between expansive, soaring melodies and a sharp unpredictability, Cronin’s sweet, soothing harmonies remain as a conduit between the instrumental juxtapositions as they battle between the love and frustration entrenched within the creative mind. The sheer infectiousness of the song serves as a reminder that Cronin is truly a talent to watch.

Curious about the significance of art within evolving cultures whilst artists have to fight for creative freedom to survive in a capitalist society, Cronin wrote “Never Said” as a further exploration into these themes, stating:

“‘Never Said’ is an observation on the struggle artists face living in a capitalist society where corporations benefit greatly from creatives and the arts, but where artistic freedom is often sidelined for profit – it generally speaks of the intersection where capitalism meets art and how artists are heavily affected by this crossroad.”

The music video accompaniment for the single continues to reflect this sentiment, set in the breathtaking Australian outback as Cronin is seen, a striking presence in rich blue, struggling to journey through the expansive landscape spread before him – an avid representation of the treacherous yet beautiful terrain that artists must endure whilst navigating a life in the arts.

“We have seen how integral the arts are to evolving societies, in reflecting upon and understanding ourselves and also in uniting people,” Cronin says.

“The last years have shown us life would be utterly boring without arts – so it’s important to nurture those who create it.”


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