Meet Ivan Beecroft, an Australian singer, multi-instrumentalist and former steel worker who faced safety hazards and unemployment in a rapidly-declining industry. As much as he wanted to continue working in his field, economic circumstances prevented him from doing so. He recognized people pursuing different avenues to maintain a steady livelihood, straying from careers in the trades.
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He is a true underdog in all facets of independent music, contending with employment struggles, a dissolving passion for the performing arts, and the search for a career with which he knew he wouldn’t be entirely happy.
If it weren’t for his wife re-igniting his long-lost love of creating music, he likely wouldn’t have released ‘Dirty Lies,’ his first full-length album, in 2016. The success of this album inspired him to record ‘Believe,’ his new release produced under his own record label.
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The jolt at the beginning of the track is a prelude to a spectacular ballad.
Ivan’s talent lies not only in performing, but in choosing appropriate instruments to establish a mood; in this case, a variety of emotions ranging from regret to passionate determination.
The splendid drum and piano combination sets two contrasting tones: the first being a sense of brooding, essentially a planned “escape” from haunt of the past; and the second acting as an instilling of hope for a future of flourishing prospects.