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Melbourne rapper, songwriter, storyteller and proud Noongar man Dallas Wood has today shared his most vulnerable track, Heaven Of My Own, featuring ARIA nominated RnB powerhouse and proud Pitjantjatjara and Torres Strait Islander woman Miiesha. The track comes as a celebration during NAIDOC week, a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Set to a classic 90's hip-hop-style beat, Wood opens up about his own struggles, barring his demons on the emotional track. Speaking of the track, Wood shares: "I was hooked as soon as I heard this beat from Pip Norman (aka Countbounce). I had been dealing with some demons when I heard it for the first time but was finally starting to see progress in my healing journey and resonated with it melodically and lyrically. I've always had too much pride when it came to being honest about my demons because I felt it was taboo for men to show emotion and ask for help, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I just tried to channel the positive energy from all the things that I had been doing to get better physically and mentally and really ask questions of myself, which then allowed me to dig deeper into what heaven would look like to me. I'd just love people to embrace the positive energy this song creates!"
2020 has seen the musician go from strength to strength, having collaborated on Better Days with Baker Boy and Sampa The Great and releasing his acclaimed single, If It Glitters It's Gold. The 26 year old stepped onto the scene in 2018band has since released a string of singles that showcase his lyrical wit and wordplay, conveying important messages and commenting on issues that resonate with the musician.
Heaven Of My Own is out now! Listen to the track below.