Australia's own Stefan West shares heartfelt new single 'Happily Ever After'

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Hailing from the sun-kissed shores of Geelong, Australia, rising indie artist, Stefan West has returned with a heartfelt new single, setting the standard for his transformative full-length debut album, 'Cambridge'.

Titled 'Happily Ever After', the new single sees Stefan exploring the theme of falling in love with someone, and the profound, blissful experience of imagining a future of growing old together. Backed by a gorgeous blend of heartfelt verses and sublime melodies that hold you enraptured, the new single is a personal and reflective single that every listener will relate to.

In perfect form, Stefan described the creative process behind the song as “a beautiful mesh of a really intense moment I had never experienced before, accompanied by a train of thought that felt incredibly freeing, painted into a new world in my mind. I think all songs are a varying version of that for me, but this one felt particularly special. It was the first song finished for the record. Once covid hit Aaron Schembri and I did a bunch of songwriting together. I would send him the bare bones of demos (vocals and acoustic guitar) and he would create these incredible arrangements around them, this is how 80% of the record was written, and this was the first one we finished. It was an incredibly exciting time.” 

Beautifully reflecting a turning point in Stefan's life when he realised that staying young forever is about continuous learning, growth, and curiosity rather than avoiding responsibility, 'Happily Ever After' arrives as an intoxicating fusion of a fusion of indie, pop, and folk rock elements.

Meticulously produced and mixed by Chris Gatz at GM Sound Studios, Then mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, 'Happily Ever After' is available now on all major streaming platforms.

Stefan's upcoming album, 'Cambridge,' delves into his personal journey of resilience and redemption that has led him to this point. As he battles addiction and finds solace in music, Stefan's story unfolds through his authentic and vulnerable songwriting. The album, which is set to be released in April this year, promises to be an intimate look at his journey to recovery and self-discovery.

Aside from his musical endeavours, Stefan is a passionate advocate of mental health awareness and addiction recovery. He hopes to use his platform to inspire and uplift others who are going through similar struggles, transforming his journey into an embodiment of hope. As more releases prepare to emerge from Stefan West's creative vault, the Australian and global indie music scene braces for impact.

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