One76’s own Straalen McCallum is an accomplished artist, performer and talented musician.
Straalen was the youngest singer ever signed to SONY Music and has performed at major national events such as the Australian Open, State of Origin and Carols in front of 100,000 people.
He released his self-titled debut EP in 2017 with two of the tracks, “Be Mine Tonight” and “Help”, becoming fan favourites and achieving in excess of 3 million streams between them.
Over the last few years, Straalen has been concentrating on songwriting and honing his skills as a musician. He’s also made numerous trips all over the world to collaborate with other songwriters, learning different techniques and formulas to write songs along the way.
Straalen truly believes there isn’t just “one way “ to write a song. He says “everyone is different and has a different flow and formula when it comes to writing a song. I see a song as if it were a diary or journal. Tell the story, focus on being as descriptive as possible and for the listener to feel and visualize what you are writing about.”
Straalen is a passionate trainer and mentor in our songwriting program and helps manage our One76 Sound Studio.