As Portair releases his debut EP titled The Light That Gives, the music industry celebrates the successful transition of yet another songwriter/producer into a solo act. Prior to his new direction, the Los Angeles-based Australian musician had penned/produced songs that got placed on major TV networks.
With The Light That Gives, Portair treats listeners to a magnificent blend of pop and folk music. “Fold”, whose music video is highlighted above, is one of the 5 tracks on the amazing EP.
“I wrote this song about realizing what I didn’t want or need in my life, that had been built into me from my early days of being a child,” the artist says about this earnest song. “It’s specifically about religion and a certain way of thinking which ultimately ruined a big part of my life. I had never stepped away from what I had been told and searched the answers for myself. This song is about stepping into the ‘cold’, the unknown territory of the world, but trusting that it’s the right thing because there is no way I can go back into the ‘fold’ from which I came. This is about faith in yourself, walking into the wilderness with fervor and knowing that the only way is forward, not backwards.”
Stream the EP entirely and follow Portair on Instagram.