When you have a guy like Prince in your corner you know you’re doing something right. Daniel Hart, better known as Harts, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer whose blend of styles is setting the world on fire. Prince had heard some of his tracks and checked him out on YouTube. Liking what he heard, he contacted Daniel, inviting him to Paisley Park. “I thought it was a scam at first, like a Nigerian prince scam, but my manager looked over it and it was legit,” he told FasterLouder’s Lachlan Kanoniuk. “I sent my number and one morning I got a call, and it was Prince. He spoke to me and invited me over.” Things don’t get much cooler than having that on your resume. Recently, Harts took to triple j as part of their popular Like a Version segment, taking on ‘Aerial Love’ by Daniel Johns. He also performed ‘Red & Blue’, a single lifted from his debut album Daydreamer. If all this wasn’t enough, the rising star is also set to release a new EP in June, which will be complemented by a big ol’ tour. Breakthrough is the title of the forthcoming five-track release, written, recorded and produced entirely by Harts. The Karova, Ballarat – June 6 & The Loft, Warrnambool – June 7.