Portair

You probably haven’t heard of Portair. But as this solo act’s name would suggest, his music has been wafting around you, hidden in plain ear-sight, for years. As a songwriter and a producer, he’s had tracks and scores placed on networks such as Netflix, NBC, MTV, CBS. Those were merely experimentations. “When I moved to LA, I wanted to start something organic,” the Aussie native says. “This project is all my passions I can express in one cohesive art form.”

Although he’s ready to go public, Portair would rather let his music speak for itself. It’s an alluring introduction to a natural storyteller, whose earthy folk-pop wades through life’s pain to discover its harmony. “It is always difficult writing such personal things and knowing the people closest to me will speculate that they played a part in that,” Portair says almost bashfully. “For me, this is a cathartic outlet. I hope it can be that for other people, too.”