Ethan Barnett, aka Ten Tonnes, has utilised the past year for an all-encompassing stock check and is now ready to return with a fresh vibe rooted in vintage aesthetics.
Words: Finlay Holden. Photo: Paint Studios.
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Following his Top 40 debut with 2019’s ‘Ten Tonnes’, Ethan Barnett has taken a bit of a break to rekindle his creative drive. Coming off his album tour and stepping back from the overwhelming nature of social media, the pandemic-induced lockdown actually came at rather a good time for him to kick back and relax.
As a young artist, though, he has been subjected to many of the same pains that the rest of Gen-Z have been suffering through over the last 12 months – this includes being forced to return home to the parents for a bit (gulp), which had him questioning “why have I gone from being an independent semi-adult to now living in my childhood bedroom again?”
Fortunately, this time away from the stage has at least been beneficial to his mindset. “It’s definitely been nice to set some time aside for self-reflection and just chill out a bit – I’ve had a couple of hectic years, in a good way by being busy with work, but it was nice to take a break and take stoc…