Twenty-three year old Australian artist Tim Bettinson today reveals Onwards To Zion, his incredible sophomore album as Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Bettinson, an essential voice in ambient music, has gained support from the likes of Wonderland, The Line Of Best Fit, Complex and more across album singles Bad Dream, Summer 09 & Fever. The 11 track project is stunning from first note to last.
Vancouver Sleep Clinic released his debut project to critical acclaim in 2014 when he was just seventeen years-old. Now–following years of major label purgatory and a concerted effort on Bettinson’s part to reclaim his music for himself–Vancouver Sleep Clinic will release its transcendent sophomore album, Onwards to Zion. Written during a period of isolation in Bali with his friends in the fall of 2018, this record will be out on October 18. In a purposeful departure from his forays into electronically driven song construction, Bettinson wrote much of the album on a $100 nylon guitar bought at one of Bali’s only music stores. “I’d started getting used to making three-and-half-minute songs with a beat and a hook—but the thing is that I don’t really come from making beats,” he says. “I used to busk: that’s where I came from. The whole direction of this album changed for me once I realized I wanted to put the focus back on guitar again.”