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Ever since he first exploded onto the scene in 2015 with his debut EP Sense Of Home, Storm has been compared to a range of beloved artists, from Ben Howard to City And Colour. But, though suitably lofty, those comparisons don’t quite capture what makes Storm special. In truth, the musician is that all too rare kind of artist: one who sounds like nobody but himself, who takes his influences and his unique worldview and mixes them up into beautiful, acoustic-led ballads of redemption and grace that could only have been written by him.
A born troubadour, Harrison traded college for busking in Melbourne. The fruits of his impromptu performances financed that 2015 debut EP. The title track Sense Of Home became a worldwide hit and generated upwards of 60 million Spotify streams and earned the attention of Nettwerk C.E.O. and co-founder Terry McBride, who reached out to him via Facebook.
Once Storm was signed to Nettwerk, he unveiled 2 further EPs containing emotional songwriting that have won him a bevy of fans with tracks like Change It All, Feeling You & Falling Down. Along the way, he occupied real estate on coveted playlists such as Your Favourite Coffeehouse, Relax & Unwind, The Stress Buster, and more as the total stream tally exceeded 150 million and counting. Plus, he made a name for himself on the road alongside everyone from Snow Patrol, Gregory Alan Isakov, SYML to Ziggy Alberts, in addition to receiving support courtesy of worldwide tastemakers KCRW, Triple J, BBC Radio 2 and more.
Indeed, his latest, ‘Be Slow’, feels like the culmination of his entire young career to date. Combining the warmth and sincerity of his earlier work with the crowd-pleasing confidence and energy he has consistently displayed on the road. A song that is heartfelt without ever being melodramatic, and distinctly personal without ever being alienating or insular.
Who would have expected any less from Storm? Over the course of a few short years, the performer has moved from strength to strength, evolving and changing in the way that all truly great artists do. And there, at the heart of it all, is his music: ballads that tremble with love, and with heartache, and above all, with a great, overwhelming sense of care. You would do well to give him your attention. His songs demand it.