Nathan Lamont grew up around Wagga Wagga in New South Wales and has been a performer for several years, appearing on television show The Voice twice, as well as twice being a Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist, and for good reason: Lamont is a wonderful singer. He has now released a country-pop single, ‘Drink You Up’.

The Wiradjuri man forged his musical path from a young age, despite some obstacles, including going in and out of foster care. It was his stepmother Millie who brought him into country music, as she was the president of the Leeton Country Music Association.

Lamont says of his songs, ‘I try to write music that is uplifting or positive, I struggle to tap into my struggles as it unravels too many unaddressed things from the past.’ New single ‘Drink You Up’ is a glorious tribute to Lamont’s wife, and I asked him about that and many other things when we chatted recently. You can watch our chat on YouTube (below), or listen on the podcast. | Listen to ‘Drink You Up’ on Apple Music