He released his self titled debut EP in 2017 with two of the tracks, "Be Mine Tonight" and “Help", becoming fan favourites and achieving in excess of 3 million streams between them.
Over the last few years he has been concentrating on song writing and honing his skills as a musician. Straalen has made numerous trips to Sydney to collaborate with other songwriters and to build his catalogue with the end result being the recording of 5 new songs with producer Nathan Eshman that will make up his second EP “LOVE❤️ ". Straalen will release the first song from “LOVE❤️" in April 2020 and this will be followed by a new song every month for the following 4 months.
The “LOVE❤️” EP showcases the growth of Straalen as a singer and writer. The EP features catchy pop songs and soaring ballads complete with a string section. 2020 will see Straalen working this collection of songs in venues around Australia