Outer west Brisbane’s Damien Johnson delves into his raw inner doubts as an ambitious creator and performer, expressing these emotions through his new video for Crowd in My Hand that was filmed and produced in isolation on an iphone.
Damien, a live-looping indie-hop artist from Ipswich, Australia conveys himself as a creative, curious, compassionate and complex individual. “I enjoy learning and creating and love music, art and culture.I listen to Billie Eilish, Nirvana, Metallica, Bjork and Chopin. I am a backyard philosopher, theologian, and beer connoisseur. I want to meet like minded people, form strong, lasting connections and enjoy life’s many sublime pains and pleasures with others. Ultimately, I’m a little boy inside who just wants to be seen and heard..“
Written, recorded and produced by Damien & mixed by Nathan Gold in Texas, USA, you can hear the resilience immerse sonically and emotionally completely in Crowd in My Hand, being one of Damien‘s heavier releases. “It speaks openly about my fears that I am getting ‘too old’ and speaks bluntly of the costs to my relationships and employment along the way as I have continued to relentlessly hold on to a dream that I fear may never come true…It’s definitely heavier and more electronic than anything I’ve done before, and far more polished and pop sounding too” explains Damien.
With thanks to Footstomp Music