Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton has released his brand new single Your Country, as well as upcoming 2020 shows.
Your Country, William’s first new music in two years, sends a powerful message about environmental policy and gives a taste of his third studio album which is set to release in 2021.
The song features ARIA Award-winner William Barton on the didgeridoo, giving a “furious voice to a country under siege.”
In celebration of the release, William has added dates onto his September-October tour across NSW with shows coming up in Marrickville and Springwood over the next few weeks.
In an interview with City Hub, when asked how he hopes to impact his audience with the new song, William said, “This particular song comes from my deep love of the land. I think a lot of my audience know that’s the case, and it’s just about getting the word out and spreading the word as much as possible. Now’s the time to stand up.
“The land is just being sold off, killed, poisoned, damaged. The water’s being auctioned to the highest bidder or poisoned, the land’s being cleared constantly. I think everyone knows in their gut that it’s time for real change. We live on a special planet, obviously it’s our only home. It doesn’t belong to us; we belong to it. We have a responsibility to country, each and every one of us.”
Commenting on what inspires his music overall, William said, “Experiences, things that I see, think about, and am told about. A lot of stories and daily life. I write things that are true to me and my truth. People say I’m political in my writing, but I think that’s garbage.
“I’ve been fortunate to have new music to work on during the pandemic, obviously gigs have been sparse, but it’s been interesting. We have to be mindful to keep communities strong during a time where fear is currency.”
Your Country is available for streaming now on all platforms
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By Rida Babar