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18-year old singer-songwriter Budjerah has announced the release of his debut self-titled EP, due out next month. Alongside the announcement, the musician has shared his soulful new single, Higher.
Following from his debut single Missing You, Higher continues Budjerah's dynamic fusion of gospel, soul and R&B, set atop a glistening soundscape produced by Matt Corby. Made complete with evocative lyricism, the musicians vocals shine throughout the track, bringing silky smooth vocals. “Higher is an ode to fun, it’s a celebration of happiness when life is stress and worry free,” says Budjerah of the track.
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. “In my music, I think of how I'm going to use my voice as an instrument before the melody and anything else. Matt is classically trained, so he pushed me vocally. We both really like the real, organic sounds of instruments.” the singer shared.
Raised in a home full of instruments and playing in family bands, making music was inevitable for the young singer-songwriter. "I grew up singing Sam Cooke and listening to gospel singers like The Clark Sisters. My dad taught me how to sing and that's the kind of music that has been around since I was little," he says.
Higher is out now! Listen to the song below.