Melbourne artist CADENCE soars with uplifting new single ‘BE WHAT I NEED’

by the partae

Photo by: @imogenhansenphotography

With its intoxicating blend of club beats and polished pop hooks ‘Be What I Need’ is the new single from Melbourne’s Cadence, featuring the sublime vocals of Brooke Williams. The track follows on from his debut EP ‘Mirror to My Mind’ (400K + streams) which scored Spotify playlist support on ‘New Dance Beats’ and ‘Just Chill’.

Be What I Need’ oozing synth-pop vibes and pulsating production will have listeners yearning for Summer club nights out.

Brooke & I wrote ‘Be What I Need’ about that first night out after a breakup, when you’re just looking for someone to form a new connection with. The euphoric and uplifting chorus represents the moment of release, where you finally feel free again and begin to forget the heartache.”  Cadence

 ‘Be What I Need’ marks the start of a new chapter for Cadence with the track initially written in Melbourne after contacting Brooke to set up a writing session. They finally got into a Los Angeles studio and got along instantly. He says this song was also strongly influenced by his time in LA. “The morning runs through Marina Del Rey and the sunsets on Venice Beach were the perfect settings for my creativity to thrive and became a guide for the feelings I wanted to convey in the record.” Cadence

Mixing and vocal production are by Grammy nominated Scott Thomas Robinson (Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera) with mastering by Ben Feggans (Cut Copy, Sampa the Great, RÜFÜS DU SOL).

“I told Brooke a little about myself, my past, my goals and we were on the same page. We wrote this record in a day, and Brooke was able to capture my vision so perfectly. We tracked vocals with Grammy nominated engineer Scott Robinson in LA, and I finished the record shortly before returning home to Melbourne. The first of two songs Brooke and I have written together, I’m incredibly proud of this collaboration! 

In the final stages of the writing process, I had some help from an artist I look up to immensely, Hayden James. He took a lot of time to give me some guidance and advice on the record, and threw his support behind it, which was incredible!”

Cadence takes inspiration from a variety of artists and styles while letting himself be influenced by elements of different genres or records. In particular, his music has been heavily influenced by the artists he admires such as Rufus Du Sol, Disclosure and Hayden James“I’m a big fan of SG Lewis and the versatility he shows in his productions, which I try to learn from and incorporate into my work.”  Cadence

Having supported London Topaz and with two sold out headline shows at Cha Cha’s and The Workers Club in 2021, Cadence is ready to take over the electronic scene with his signature dance sound, perfectly crafted for late summer nights.

His vibrant melodies, soul-stirring lyrics and dance grooves have become staples of his sound and have attracted support from some of the biggest names in Australian music.

2023 is shaping up to be a huge year for Cadence with a new live show ready for the stage. He will be performing at the Hello Sunshine Festival in February along with Amy Shark, 360 and Pierce Brothers.



“Nice one, Cadence. Grace brings an appealing lightness to this one with her vocal and you’ve matched it really tastefully with the upbeat and carefree production.” 
Dave Ruby Howe – Triple j Unearthed 

“Ariana meets Rufus Du Sol? Yes please” 
Tommy Faith – Triple j Unearthed 

‘Be What I Need’ is out now.
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