It's been a long journey for Nathan Cavaleri to release new music.
The Ruse product has dropped 29 Gold Stars, a track that was close to 18 months in the making.
Cavaleri said he was "mucking around on the guitar" in late 2017 when he found the perfect riff. However, he couldn't find the other ingredients to complete the track.
Cavaleri said he "shelved the song" for a year before he eventually solved the "missing link" and the song "came alive".
"I loved the lyrics and its core melody, but it wasn't quite there," he said.
"I then sped up the tempo which gave the song a strut and swagger."
The 36-year-old said he worked with producer Tony Buchen and sound engineer Richie B to record the song.
"It's one of the cheekiest songs that I have done. 29 Gold Stars is all about guilty pleasures," he said.
"The song was a long time in the making, but I think that adds to the excitement."
29 Gold Stars is the first single off Cavaleri's upcoming solo EP, Demons.
It will be Cavaleri's first solo EP since 1994, which was released under Michael Jackson's label, MJJ Music.
Cavaleri, who was diagnosed with leukemia at aged six, had been identified as a child prodigy when he signed with MJJ.
The talented musician grew up busking around Campbelltown and went on to perform alongside the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Diesel and Mark Knopfler.
However, Cavaleri admits it has been a rollercoaster journey since 1994.
"After I signed with Michael Jackson's label, I toured a lot through Europe and then Australia. I then took a break because I was so young when this all happened," the Sans Souci resident said.
"I returned to launch a band, Nat Cole and the Kings, and we performed for three or four years. But I found that I burned out and I took another break."
Cavaleri said he never thought he would return to music.
"But I couldn't let it go. I learned a lot about myself and music called me again.
"My heart was still in it."
Cavaleri said his new EP, which is independently released, would drop in the next "month or two".
Cavaleri has headed out on tour to promote Demons, which will include a Live'nLounging show in Leumeah on Sunday, June 30.
Live'nLounging is a not-for-profit organisation that brings live music to houses or gardens in Macarthur.
Cavaleri's show will be held at a "secret" location in Leumeah.
"This will be the third house gig I've done and it's completely different to performing in a bar," he said.
"You are walking into someone's house so you want to put on a good show."
Bookings: Live'n'Lounging Facebook page.