Chet Faker: 1998

I love that Chet Faker's voice is so distinctive and unique that it is recognisable in any situation. I was streaming a UK reality TV show (A guilty pleasure of mine, and no, I will not be revealing the name of it!) and during one of the scenes, Chet's voice seeped through and it lit me right up - honestly I found myself lost in Chet's voice, rather than focusing on what was happening on the show haha. But why am I droning on about Chet Faker, and what has this got to do with anything? Well, last week, he released some visuals for his new song, 1998. And whilst the clip itself isn't all that magical as some would think, it's the song and his voice that I really want you to listen to. The bearded musician also released a host of dates for his upcoming Australian tour. Yes!

Chet Faker - 1998

When I saw Chet Faker perform at Field Day at the start of the year, it was this song, ‘1998’, that stood out the most for me from his live set.

Amongst all of his classic hits and a preview of his new songs, there was just something about this song at the time, on that day – the first day of 2014 – that made me get completely lost in the moment.

The version below is a little more upbeat with its bouncy beats, but as a contrast, Chet Faker‘s songwriting brings solemn and somber themes.

‘We used to be friends. We used to be in a circle
I don’t understand. What have I become to you.’

The clip itself is somewhat simple, yet equally intriguing. With Grace Lee’s illustrations inspired by Keith Haring and ’80s club culture, it tells us why we should continue to put one foot in front of the other in the aftermath of a failed relationship. We’ve all been there and life definitely goes on afterwards – even when we think it couldn’t possibly.

Plus along with the release of ‘1998’, he’s also announced an Australian tour for later in the year. Check out the dates below and be sure to grab your tickets!

Chet Faker 2014 Australian Tour
On Sale: Tuesday, 22nd April 9AM local time (Update: ON SALE NOW!)

Thursday, 12th June 2014
The Wool Exchange, Geelong (18+)

Friday, 13th June 2014
Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)

Thursday, 19th June 2014
Astor Theatre, Perth (18+)

Saturday, 21st June 2014
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)

Sunday, 22nd June 2014
Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast (18+)

Tuesday, 24th June 2014
Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie (18+)

Wednesday, 25th June 2014
Civic Theatre, Newcastle (18+)

Friday, 27th June 2014
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)

Saturday, 28th June 2014
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong (18+)

Thursday, 3rd July 2014
HQ, Adelaide (18+)

Saturday, 5th July 2014
The Odean, Hobart (All Ages)