Feb 19, 2020
As John Butler's popularity grew, he spent a significant part of that ride just holding on for dear life, never stopping to take stock or deal with any of his niggling personal baggage.
That all changed in 2015, when he and his partner Danielle Caruana took their two children and moved to the south west of Western Australia. And for the first time he slowed down long enough to feel the full weight of his demons.
It was a period that informed much of John’s 2018 album Home, and in this interview he talks frankly and openly about his personal issues, and about the challenges he’s faced throughout his career. He also talks about his upbringing and the alienation he felt upon his arrival in Australia, why he connected deeply with the Indigenous community, and how he went from a skateboard-loving kid to world-renowned musician.