We had the pleasure of interviewing PJ Harding over Zoom video!
Sought-after Australian songwriter and producer PJ Harding [Chromeo, Ruel, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian] has garnered a reputation internationally working with the likes of Lennon Stella, Lil Nas X, and Bebe Rexha, as well as helping to develop breakthrough artist Australian artist Ruel.
In 2017, he stood out as the most nominated writer at the Australian APRA Songwriting Award. PJ forged an unbreakable creative union with Best New Artist 2020 Grammy nominee Noah Cyrus initially when they met at a writing camp in Bali 2018, unlocking the kind of chemistry that comes along once-in-a-lifetime.
They penned 4 songs what would become her 2020 EP The End of Everything, including the title track, “I Got So High That I Saw Jesus,” the double-platinum “July,” and “Young & Sad.” This partnership carried over to countless sessions in late 2019, not only writing together, but organically singing together as well. At the onset of the global pandemic, they continued to write and record over the internet, finishing the EP by the end of the year.
They introduced their forthcoming collaborative EP PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE (RECORDS /RCA Records) with lead single “Dear August.” Underscored by flashes of folk eloquence, Americana elegance, bluegrass energy, and country heart, the EP emanates light in a moment when it’s needed the most.
PJ Harding recently released his debut EP To Fall Asleep. The EP is a powerful and intimate collection of PJ’s work that touches on dislocation, love, and existential dread during lockdown in mid 2020. This is his first release since his collaborative EP People Don’t Change in 2021 with Noah Cyrus. From there, he went on to be an executive producer on Noah’s debut album The Hardest Part in 2022, which received widespread critical acclaim.