Guy Sebastian has admitted that he is finding it difficult to get his songs played on Australian radio.
The 35-year-old has veered away from what he calls “safe pop” and given his fans more of a bluesy sound.
"Not everything I release is going to get played on radio. It's a lottery at times, especially in this current climate, there are so many overseas acts getting played on radio so it's very hard for an Aussie artist," he told AAP.
"I feel like if The Weeknd released Candle, I think maybe people would go 'oh that's different but might be worth a spin because it's different' but I feel like people have grown up with me kind of doing fairly safe pop, and I've been comfortable doing safe pop, but I'm just really bored of it now."
Sebastian also revealed that he was warned that the track was too heavy,
"Initially when we tried to get that (Candle) played, everyone was saying it was too heavy," Sebastian said.
"When the chorus hits, it's super distorted, the vocals are distorted, the guitar is just such a heavy wall of sound, and radio was saying 'it's too heavy'."
The singer maintains that he isn’t scared to change things up.
"I think I'm just bored, I'm bored of safe pop. And I know not everyone will come along on that journey with me because when you're used to someone doing something for a while, I don't know if you necessarily jump on board”.