Two of Australia's most exciting emerging acts have joined forces!
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Rising singer-songwriter Budjerah is back with a brand new track, enlisting Sydney singer MAY-A on Talk. The release is the first taste of new music from the singer since the release of his self-titled debut EP earlier this year and arrives alongside an official visual, filmed at the James Theatre in Dungog and directed by Courtney Brookes.
Co-produced by Chris Collins and Matt Corby, the joyful track is all about communication and the importance of honestly and openness within a relationship. Budjerah's soulful vocals soar above modern pop-R&B production, perfectly complimented by MAY-A's enchanting and raspy performance.
“Talk came about from a conversation with MAY-A [where] we were just talking about how a lot of people would rather text than call,” Budjerah says of the track. “It’s inspired by the fact that a lot of problems in our lives could be solved by talking openly and honestly, face-to-face, instead of hiding behind screens or lying.”
MAY-A adds, “In order for a relationship to thrive you need to be actively listening to each other and explaining how you feel, it doesn’t work if both people aren’t putting the effort in to both talk and listen. ‘You’re always speaking, but I never hear what you’re saying, can you replay it?’ - is when someone is avoiding the point and everyone is misunderstood. This song is about that moment where you cut all the bullshit and sit someone down, stare them in the face and say ‘let’s talk about this.’ It doesn’t always have to be a negative thing though. It's better to talk about the good things, like life, love, change, etc.”
Earlier this month, Warner Music Australia have announced their partnership with Warner Records US, bringing the 19 year old Coodjinburra singer-songwriter's music to audiences across the US. The news came weeks after the musicians signing with Mushroom Music Publishing, with new music from Budjerah set to arrive later this month.
His debut EP, Budjerah, sees the musician continue his collaborative efforts with ARIA and J Award-winning artist Matt Corby, who produced the body of work. The pair worked tirelessly on the EP, crafting the sound that would introduce the world to Budjerah’s musical abilities. Produced and co-written by Corby, Budjerah - Live At Rainbow Valley was recorded at Corby’s Rainbow Valley studio in the Northern Rivers in NSW.
Talk is out now! Watch the visual below.