Nick Batterham - A Boy Is A Bee
  • RELEASE DATE /17 April 2024
  • LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
  • FORMAT /Digital single, digital video
Nick Batterham - A Boy is a Bee
Nick Batterham - A Boy is a Bee


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Naarm composer, producer and former member of 90’s indie faves The Earthmen, Nick Batterham’s “A Boy Is A Bee,” is the first single taken from his forthcoming album The Sentimentalistwhich is out on May 17th and available now for pre-order from Cheersquad Records and Tapes!

On his deeply engaging seventh solo album The SentimentalistBatterham leans into the power of a lifetime spent looking back. From alt roots adjacent folk through to noisy guitar driven and orchestral pop, the album is a carefully crafted exploration of love and hope that is all things heart worn, heart-warming and irresistibly relatable.

“My whole life and livelihood has depended on reading, reflecting and communicating emotion,” Batterham explains. The experience of looking inward for his work has served to deliver the conclusion that, “what might feel like a weakness can actually be an asset”.

The moving first single, “A Boy Is A Bee,” is a most perfect summation of the addictive nature of love. Its aching soundtrack cushions Batterham’s fragile vocal, as Naarm indie chanteuse Georgia Knight adds her signature breathy longing to the piece. Ode to a lifetime chasing the intangible, in it Batterham concedes “home is no place to leave”.

The equally captivating video for “A Boy Is A Bee” was made with Batterham’s long-time friends and film industry collaborators Ben Saunders and Germain McMicking. “Ben has an absurd and dark sense of humour and a gentleness that I thought would be the perfect fit for my music,” Batterham offers. “My songs can be quite earnest, so I thought Ben’s humour would help sweeten the medicine.”

Pre-order The Sentimentalist now!