About DUEL NATIVE
In addition to being a musician, environmental architect, and social activist, DUEL NATIVE is also half-Trinidadian and half-Hong Kongese. The mystical nostalgia and hopeful melancholy in his indie-folk-rock, which has been compared to Bob Dylan, Blork, Soca, and even Chinese opera, defy categorization.
To live and work on the sacred Aboriginal lands of the Kulin Nation in Australia is an honour and a blessing for DUEL NATIVE, aka Stephen Choi.
The London indie band Greyhound Green was Stephen’s first professional gig. There, he opened for groups like The Libertines, The Others, Alabama 3, and Tjinder Singh (Cornershop). DUEL NATIVE combines his two loves—architecture and music—in a way that honours his commitment to greener building practises, more uplifting music, and greater social good.
ABOUT RELEASE “Hiding Out”
From its opening notes to its closing ones, “Hiding Out,” the third indie-pop-alt-rock offering from rising artist and environmental architect, DUEL NATIVE, hooks listeners with its rippling melodies, probing lyrics, and cute harmonies.
In the three minutes that it takes to listen to “Hiding Out,” we are taken on the courageous journey toward coming out and living genuinely, whether that be in the realms of money, career, sexual identity, or relationships.
This song was originally written by DUEL NATIVE in a spacious Melbourne walk-in closet. The room reflected his mood; it was dark and claustrophobic. He writes songs almost exclusively for himself, but he believes that everyone who has ever attempted to mask who they really are will be able to relate to this particular song.