— Here Or Nowhere
- Label: Lost Map
- Released: 5 April 2019
After walking away from a promising career as a professional footballer, Dunbar born Callum took up the piano at the relatively late age of 21 and is entirely self-taught from scratch as a musician – “I didn’t even understand how to ‘count in’ for a good few years,” he admits. After cutting his teeth playing with Owen Morris-produced indie-rock band The Stagger Rats for a number of years until 2013, he subsequently began experimenting with solo writing and performing before going on to release two mini-albums under his own name – 2016’s Get Don’t Want and 2017’s Delete Forever.
Here Or Nowhere
Callum Easter’s dark poetic vision find its most compelling form yet on Here Or Nowhere – a sparse, stark, deeply personal and by turns hopeful, menacing and despairing clutch of intuitively retro-futuristic songs united, as he explains, by “a feeling that the world is fucked up and a belief that people can fix it together.” It’s entirely written, performed, recorded and even mastered by the artist himself between his flat and his studio, save for backing vocals from Sisters Jacqui and Pauline Cuff (Soho/Leith Congregational Choir), as captured by Tim London.