If you’re an Australian of a certain age (ie. me), and you hear the name Andrew Farriss, your ears immediately prick up. The acclaimed singer songwriter has long been synonymous with Aussie rock legends INXS, for whom he was not just a founding member, but also the keyboardist, guitarist and main composer.
It’s a solo offering from the woman responsible for some of the greatest hits in today’s musical landscape – those by acts such as Ward Thomas and Lewis Capaldi. But now stepping out from behind the producer’s desk, it’s clear that this release is something producer Astraea has been sitting on for some while now, and is read to unleash.
James Newman has today unveiled the stunning video for his UK Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry ‘My Last Breath’. The track premiered on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 this morning. Shot in Sněžka, a mountain on the border between Czech Republic and Poland, the video for ‘My Last Breath’ is directed by Charlie Lightening (Director of Liam Gallagher’s ‘As It Was’ Documentary) and features Dutch Athlete Wim ‘The IceMan’ Hoff, famous for creating the “Wim Hoff Method” of breathing, on an extreme journey of adversary through the mountains, echoed by James’ beautifully raw vocals.
Yesterday we wrote about Amaru’s empowering new single, ‘Champagne Attitude (Rap-Titude Mix)’. We found him to be very interesting, and so invited him to answer six quick questions for us. True to our impressions, Amaru came back with some very informative answers, giving a deep insight into the music business, as well as other aspects of the entertainment industry.