Clay Western returns with ‘Nothing Lasts’

Perth songwriter Clay Western returns with the pure indie-pop delight ‘Nothing Lasts’.

Nothing Lasts is a delightful indie pop banger, with just the right amount of sweet, harmony-driven vocals, and synths to make you fall in love with the natural charisma that has endeared him to West Coast crowds over the last year.

With Nothing Lasts Clay is cementing himself alongside some of the best acts to come out this year. His maturing songwriting style and natural skills as a storyteller, paired with his warmth and richness of tone wrap you in a warm hug. 

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The chorus of Nothing Lasts is equal amounts wistful, wise, and uplifting, and lingers long after the song has finished, kinda like the sweet-salty feeling on your skin as you sit in the warm sun to dry off after a dip in the ocean. 

Produced and engineered by San Cisco’s Jordi Davieson and Josh Biondillo out of their home studio in Fremantle, Nothing Lasts was mixed by Clay Western’s close friend and longtime collaborator Dylan Ollivierre (The Money War), with mastering completed by Andrew Edgeson (Thelma Plum, Matt Corby) from Studios 301.

“I feel like ‘Nothing Lasts’ is as, if not more, relevant to me now than it was when I was first writing it. When we were writing the track, I was in a pretty volatile place. I was leaving everything I had become comfortable with in life and jumping into the unknown. From then through to the present, having moved to Byron and now Sydney within a four-month period, I’ve learned that you never know where life will take you. I feel like I’m learning to be comfortable living in the unknown. You have to throw yourself into situations and just hope for the best sometimes. These are the things I feel people grow from.”

Premiered by Backseat Mafia this week, the track follows on from Stay High and Shouldn’t Come Around. Both songs earned Clay early praise with triple j, establishing the young WA artist as one to watch throughout 2022.

“…dreamy but also driving. No time to stare up at the sky on this one, hands on the wheel!” Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Shouldn’t Come Around’, 2022)

“That beat just invites you to kick back and give into the message of this song! Love the warm and enveloping sounds in this one. Thanks Clay!” Triple J Unearthed, Steph Hughes (‘Stay High’, 2021)

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