Local young guns Budjerah and MAY-A have just released the magical Talk, which is a track that captures the power 0f communication. The song stems from the idea that people are more willing to hide behind their online personas/phone screens, rather than solve the issues in front of them.
The video for the track was directed by Courtney Brookes, and captures the power of communication, and how it brings people together. The song was produced by Chris Collins and Matt Corby, and it's an R&B/pop track that feels simultaneously nostalgic and timeless, with the lush production helping to elevate both Budjerah and MAY-A's vocals.
Reflecting on the track's origin, Budjerah says, “Talk came about from a conversation with MAY-A [where] we were just talking about how a lot of people would rather text than call. It’s inspired by the fact that a lot of problems in our lives could be solved by talking openly and honestly, face-to-face, instead of hiding behind screens or lying.”
MAY-A echoed those thoughts, saying, “In order for a relationship to thrive you need to be actively listening to each other and explaining how you feel, it doesn’t work if both people aren’t putting the effort in to both talk and listen. ‘You’re always speaking, but I never hear what you’re saying, can you replay it?’ - is when someone is avoiding the point and everyone is misunderstood.
"This song is about that moment where you cut all the bullshit and sit someone down, stare them in the face and say ‘let’s talk about this.’ It doesn’t always have to be a negative thing though. It's better to talk about the good things, like life, love, change, etc.”
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To celebrate the release of the track, we've got our hands on some exclusive BTS pictures from the video shoot, which took place at the James Theatre in Dungog, NSW. Check out the photos below, and listen to Talk above!