Budjerah is back on our radar with both a Splendour in the Grass booking and a new single – the dreamy, soulful “Wash My Sorrows Away“.
Not that he was ever really off it, with the track coming after he picked up both the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the ARIA Awards and New Talent of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards. And let’s not forget that breathtaking performance of “Missing You” at the ARIAs last week!
In “Wash My Sorrows Away”, the 19 year old singer-songwriter invites listeners to take a breath and reconnect with loved ones – pretty sound advice after the last couple of years.
“”Wash My Sorrows Away” is my teenage heartbreak song. Everyone has tough times and we all have our own ways of dealing with sadness, and this song tells what it’s like for me when I’m in those situations. If I’m ever having a tough time I like to go home and get into the ocean, whether it’s surfing or just diving under for a few seconds, it helps me get out of my own head. ‘You know I try to keep myself out of mind’. It’s also about wanting to be with someone in particular, someone that takes up that space in your head ‘But I still keep you inside,’”
Give it a listen below!
“Wash My Sorrows Away” is out now.
You can catch Budjerah at Yours and Owls Festival in April next year, before he joins Vance Joy on his worldwide tour. Australian dates are as follows:
Saturday 17 September – Gardens Amphitheatre, Darwin NT
Saturday 24 September – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns QLD
Saturday 1 October – Queen Elizabeth Park, Gold Coast QLD
Saturday 8 October – Patrick White Lawns, Canberra ACT
Saturday 15 October – Foreshore Park, Newcastle NSW
Saturday 22 October – Lardner Park, Lardner VIC
Saturday 29 October – Botanic Gardens, Hobart TAS
Saturday 5 November – Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA
Saturday 12 November – Barnard Park, Busselton WA
Saturday 19 November – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW
Saturday 26 November – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
Find tickets HERE.