Lachie Gill

It was in 2022 that the music world received their introduction to Lachie Gill when he became a household name, auditioning for the Voice Season 11. Winning over the Australian public with his captivating vocal ability and charismatic charm saw him crowned the winner of The Voice 2022.

Years spent perfecting his sound and cementing his status as a pop-influenced artist led Lachie to auditioning for The Voice. “I knew so strongly that this was what I wanted to do,” he recalled of the experience. “Even if I got a rejection, it wasn’t going to stop me from continuing to pursue music”

Of course, such an achievement wouldn’t have come as a surprise to those close to him. A music fan from a young age, Lachie was only 13 when he first began his music journey, being gifted a ukulele from his grandfather, and soon embracing performances while at school. Falling in love with emotional acoustic compositions, artists like Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi and Dermot Kennedy soon began to influence his sound and by 18 he was performing around coastal Victoria, juggling his passion between time spent playing AFL and studying to be a PE Teacher.

He released his debut single, ‘Wasted Time’ in May, reached #2 on the iTunes chart and generated over 3M streams across all digital platforms including half a million streams on Spotify. His stripped back performance of ‘Wasted Time’ reached over 280k views on YouTube.

Lachie teamed up with prolific, global chart topping and award-winning Australian producers Andy and Thom Mak (Boy & Bear, Vera Blue, Tori Kelly, Julia Stone) to write for his latest project. Harnessing his candid, emotive writing style, Lachie and the Mak brothers broke down these walls of vulnerability to craft the anthemic ‘Sad Summer’.

“It was at a time when my relationship was going through a bit of a rough stage,” Lachie remembers. “I've written way too many sad songs, and I wanted to see if I could put that energy into something a bit more upbeat.”

Combined with summery instrumentation, and a cheeky approach to both song writing and performance, ‘Sad Summer’ fills itself with wide-eyed optimism and innocent nostalgia to create a pop anthem that arrives custom-made for the warmer months, armed with familiar lyrical references to Lana Del Rey and a devotion to good vibes.

With Lachie’s world-class vocal chops and the steely determination of an athlete, it’s clear that Lachie Gill is not just here for a good time, he’s going to be here for a long time.