Meet Ethan, Talented Singer and Musician!

Yeah, it’s my passion, it’s what I do. Like in my spare time. Yeah. We keep this love in a photograph. We make these memories for ourselves. For our eyes are never closing hearts are never broken, and time’s forever frozen still. so you can keep me, inside the pocket of
your ripped jeans, holding me closer till our eyes meet you won’t ever be alone. And if you hurt me, that’s okay baby only words bleed inside these pages you just hold me, I won’t ever let you go. Wait for me to come home. Wait for me to come home. Wait for me to come home. Wait for me to come home. Well you can fit me inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen next to your heartbeat where I should be keep it deep within your soul. And if you hurt me, that’s okay baby only words bleed, inside these pages you just hold me I will never let you go When I’m away I will remember how you kissed me, under the lamp post back on sixth street, hearing you whisper through your phone, wait for me to come home. So Ethan, where does that emotion come from? I don’t know it just comes out when I sing I guess. It just calms me down. If I’m ever at school and stuff is hard, I just go home and play some guitar It has helped me through lots of stuff. So music is your time where it grounds
you. Yeah. Okay. When you’re in that place, what are you feeling? Because when you were just singing then, it was pretty powerful. What was it like for you? Um, I just like, know the words. And this is a really cool song by Ed Sheeran, And like he like
he wrote really well and it just sort of brings you in and just puts you into
where he like into where he’s like saying that wait for me to come home and
keeps loving the photograph and pocket the ripped jeans like you could
picture those ripped jeans and you can picture like them like calling each
other underneath the lamp post. It’s a really cool song. So you love Ed Sheeran. What is it about
his music? Is it the lyrics? Or the chords? He’s got great lyrics, like really
good lyrics and he’s a really good singer and his words like impact people
and like you can think about what he says because there’s also this other song where he talks about his mum, or his grandma dying and then he wrote the song about
it like yeah him being really sad and yeah God being happy when she comes back. Do you want to sing that for us now? Um, sure. ** Strumming the guitar ** Took the supermarket flowers from the window sill. I threw the day-old tea from the cup. I packed up the photo album that Matthew had made, Memories of a life that’s been loved. Took the ‘Get Well Soon’ cards and stuffed animals. Poured the old ginger beer down the sink. Dad always told me “Don’t you cry when you’re down.” Mum there’s a tear every time that I blink. Ohhh I’m in pieces, it’s tearing me up, but I know. A heart that’s broken is a heart that’s been loved. So I’ll sing Hallelujah You were an angel in the shape of my mum When I fell down you’d be there holding me up Spread your wings as you go When God takes you back He’ll say Hallelujah
You’re home Hallelujah You were an angel in the shape of my mum You’ve got to see the person I have become Spread your wings and I know When God takes you back he said Hallelujah, you’re home. Do you write your own songs? Have you
tried? I’ve tried in the past, yeah. Did you want to share any now? Well, ah. I’ve thought about them. But I haven’t like… Well what do you write about? Well, what I thought about was avalanche. It’s called “Avalanche.” Like an avalanche of love like from like my parents because I really love me so much and stuff yeah. That was what I thought about. So do have a tune? You’ve just got the idea of the lyrics? Awesome I’ll get it some day. So, how are you growing your
passion with playing and singing? What are you doing? Well I busk. So tell me about that. I busk in Wollongong Mall. I’ve got a few gigs on Thursday nights Just down where the food court stuff are. Yeah I play my guitar there and people listen. So what do people say? So when you’re
pouring out your heart and your soul? What do some people say? Well they say, it’s really good and they say I should keep doing it. That sort of stuff. Awesome, good on you Ethan. Do you want to play something as we finish off this brief interview? Just anything? Yeah well, what do you want to play? What’s on your heart? ** Strumming the guitar **