Ahead of supporting Ed Sheeran on his massive Australian stadium tour throughout February and March, ARIA award-winning, Coodjinburra artist Budjerah has today released his confidently charged new single “Therapy”. Listen HERE.
Written by Grammy Award nominated Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Demi Lovato, John Legend) and Stint (Joji, Kesha, Panic! At The Disco), the track is an ode to the importance of therapy and open communication in relationships. With a guitar led production and a punchy pop-soul delivery, he finds a new bold confidence that still pays homage to his gospel roots.
Budjerah explains, “When I first heard the demo for Therapy, it hit me at the perfect time. I was going through a few things and the song really nailed how I was feeling at the time. Therapy is about frustration in a relationship. It’s the thoughts and feelings that can erupt when you don’t understand each other and that can be tough to deal with. Therapy can come in many forms, but taking a step back and getting an outside perspective is something that has helped me.”
Armed with a brand new band featuring family he’s grown up jamming with, Budjerah completed his first headline tour last year and impressed at a wide array of festivals including Splendour In The Grass, This That and Beyond The Valley. He also played The Great Escape, a sold-out Jazz Café in London and supported Vance Joy on his Australian, North American, and UK tours, introducing him to a whole new audience.
He continues to build his live show this year, first as Ed Sheeran’s support act. It’s the second chapter in a story with Sheeran that started last year with his appearance on the British megastar’s track “2Step” which has seen close to 10 million streams.
Since his debut single “Missing You” just over two years ago, he’s transformed as an artist. Throughout, he’s been guided by Matt Corby who took him under his wing after being blown away by his abilities. Matt Corby has produced the majority of tracks by Budjerah and watched him go from a shy teenager to a celebrated artist in his own right.
He now has two EPs to his name, 2021’s debut self-titled release, and 2022’s “Conversations”. He’s collaborated with everyone from PNAU on “Stranger Love” to MAY-A on ‘Talk’, finding success with the latter on the luscious, soulful track which proved to be a triumph for both artists.