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“I have been telling people that being in LA it’s kind of like going to university,” jokes Eddie Johnson, aka Lontalius. “I went away and learnt some things, and now I’ve got to come back and apply it in the real world.”
After a two year stay in Los Angeles, Lontalius is now back in New Zealand and when NZ Music Business caught up with him, he was wrapping up his first tour here in two years. He’s enjoyed the opportunity to revisit his back catalogue – “I haven’t even listened to those songs since the last time I played live” – and is looking forward to playing more live dates in the future.
But for now, that is about as concrete as things get. A follow-up to his acclaimed debut I’ll Forget 17 is in the can, but at this stage he is not quite what to do with it.