Meet Ivan Beecroft, an Australian singer, multi-instrumentalist and former steel worker who faced safety hazards and unemployment in a rapidly-declining industry. As much as he wanted to continue working in his field, economic circumstances prevented him from doing so. He recognized people pursuing different avenues to maintain a steady livelihood, straying from careers in the trades.
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He is a true underdog in all facets of independent music, contending with employment struggles, a dissolving passion for the performing arts, and the search for a career with which he knew he wouldn’t be entirely happy.
If it weren’t for his wife re-igniting his long-lost love of creating music, he likely wouldn’t have released ‘Dirty Lies,’ his first full-length album, in 2016. The success of this album inspired him to record ‘Believe,’ his new release produced under his own record label.
The jolt at the beginning of the track is a prelude to a spectacular ballad.
Ivan’s talent lies not only in performing, but in choosing appropriate instruments to establish a mood; in this case, a variety of emotions ranging from regret to passionate determination.
The splendid drum and piano combination sets two contrasting tones: the first being a sense of brooding, essentially a planned “escape” from haunt of the past; and the second acting as an instilling of hope for a future of flourishing prospects.