At 18 I was nowhere close to “making it.” I was attending uni, partly because that’s what I thought I needed to do to become a writer, partly because it let me carry on being a teenager without real adult responsibilities. I was working a part-time job in retail and focusing the majority of my energies into chasing bands. I remember writing a couple of songs which I knew at the time were terrible.

So I have a special kind of admiration for guys like Vincent Sole, a Melbourne teen who emerged from triple j’s Unearthed competition last year to work with Grammy-nominated engineer Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Ta-ku, Japanese Wallpaper). The result of their collaboration is “Don’t Waste My Time,” a cruisy electro gem anchored by lush beats and Vincent’s killer voice.

With so much talent at such a tender age, I expect we’ll hear a lot more from Vincent Sole.

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