MAALA - a musician who was originally shrouded in secrecy - is today's guest act on NZ Live.
Auckland-based singer-songwriter Evan William Sinton initially gave few interviews, and even shied away from revealing his real name.
Part of the reason could be because he didn't have a huge backstory. By day, he worked in a warehouse, but, at night, he discovered, or reinvented, himself... writing songs and honing his vocal talent.
It was a talent which Sony Music discovered early, and they managed to keep him under wraps until the release of his debut album Composure - just out.
He's here to share his music with us this afternoon; he is MAALA.