Spacey Jane on how opening up about mental health helped them and their fans.
by Cameron Adams
FREMANTLE band Spacey Jane are on track to score their first No.1 album with their second long player Here Comes Everybody.
Their 2020 debut Sunlight, featuring the Top 10 hit Booster Seat, was released at the height of Covid lockdowns and peaked at No.2, going gold.
During his last chat with LiSTNR, the band’s frontman Caleb Harper was honest about how the pandemic heightened his anxiety levels, which were fuelled by the uncertainty of working in the music industry.
Talking to The Spin’s Linda Marigliano, Caleb said he had been heartened by the reaction to him opening up about his mental health. Take a listen:
“The big lesson is that my experiences aren’t as unique as I thought,” Caleb told the latest episode of The Spin.
“There’s this shared experience that people have gone through. Covid definitely normalised talking about that, speaking out about that. Hearing people reach out to me saying it’s really beautiful to hear you talk about this, to know I’m not the only one feeling it also gives me the benefit of knowing I’m not just putting it out for no one and that it’s been reciprocated and appreciated, that’s quite a beautiful thing,”
Spacey Jane are in a race with Luke Combs and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard for No.1 on this week’s ARIA chart, and even let fans buy a $3 digital download of the album on their website to help boost sales.
The band have also undertaken a string of instore appearances around the country, to sign physical copies of Here Comes Everybody for fans.
Listen to the full interview with Spacey Jane and Linda Marigliano on the latest episode of The Spin: