There’s an impression that Sebastian (and most of Australia’s pop offerings) have lagged behind their overseas contemporaries – but while Sebastian might not have the hits of Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran, his talent clearly rivals. On Conscious, he backs it up with some curious but effective partners: hip hop producer M-Phazes, Sheeran/1D collaborator Fiona Bevan, Gypsy & the Cat’s Lionel Towers, Demi Lovato/Fifth Harmony co-writer Taylor Parks, and more. The confluence of those flavours positions Guy as nu-Weeknd for the Big Day Out crowd (#RIP). Pop even the antis can’t deny.
Conscious is out now via Sony.