Sydney’s Hein Cooper has graced us with a handful of gorgeous tracks for the latest instalment of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home following a year which has seen live shows become a rarity.
It’s been a couple of years between drinks now for the beloved Hein Cooper, who last shared a new body of work by way of his 2019 album Underneath It All. Having burst onto the local scene back in 2015 by way of singles such as “The Art of Escape” and “Rusty”, it didn’t take any time at all for Cooper to cement himself as a fixture of the Australian live industry, with memorable support slots for the likes of James Bay and Lukas Graham soon following.
While his 2019 album was a veritable classic, fans have been waiting for new music since, and just last month, Cooper delivered, offering up his latest single by way of “Pretend”. To celebrate his return, Cooper was nice enough to donate his time by inviting us into his room for an acoustic performance for our ‘In My Room’ series.
Armed with an acoustic guitar, Cooper’s inimitable songwriting and stunning vocals turn the beautiful track into one for the ages. Not content with letting things go out on a high, Cooper continues to up the ante, sharing a mesmerising stripped back version of “Rusty” before revisiting his latest album with a rendition of the amazing “Hear My Voice”.
Check out Hein Cooper’s performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, his latest single, “Pretend”, was officially released last month.