In April 2015, WILSN (Melbourne, AUS) played her first two shows supporting American soul legend, Charles Bradley, at the iconic Corner Hotel, and also released her first single: “Unmeet You”. Ten days, no paid publicity and 15,000 Soundcloud plays later, it had been added to radio rotation on Double J, Triple J Unearthed, ABC 774, with additional air play on Triple J, PBS, and various UK radio stations. It was organically featured on countless UK and US blogs including Pigeons and Planes, Hilly Dilly, and The Guardian.
September 2015 and WILSN returns with explosive energy on her second single “Walking For Days” which was premiered on Triple J radio, immediately added to full rotation on Double J Radio, Triple J Unearthed Radio and garnered 70,000 plays via Spotify in it’s first 2 weeks, which led to it coming in at number 6 in “Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Tracks” globally. WILSN was also deemed the winner of a Triple J Unearthed competition whereby NIDA film students produced and directed a film clip for her.
In November 2015 WILSN released her first EP “Don’t Give It Up” which includes tracks that feature horn arrangements written and performed by the horn section of Mark Ronson and Charles Bradley. The EP was premiered by US blog Hilly Dilly. Building on the attention WILSN has generated throughout the past 6 months, the artist finished off 2015 in stellar fashion as she was selected to receive a Music Works Quick Response Grant from the Victorian Government (AUS) for the purpose of traveling to the United States. WILSN visited New York in December 2015 to connect with US labels and agents.
It was during this US trip that “Walking For Days” was aired on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio by Ebro Darden (NY). With her EP now well over 500,000 plays on Spotify, WILSN was selected to perform at SXSW Austin, Texas in 2016.