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I wrote this song a very long time ago. I also recorded this song a very long time ago. Then I didn’t like it because it didn’t feel finished, but I didn’t really have the money, contacts or skills to finish it the way I imagined (I still don’t). Then I found out that what I love most about music is collaborative songwriting so I started focusing on that, and to be honest I kinda forgot about this track. But then a lot of people started asking me where I’d gone and why I hadn’t released new music in a while, so I decided that its time to put it out. I finished the production myself to the best of my abilities and now its out (today in Aus, Friday everywhere else) I hope you like it but if you don’t that’s cool too. https://DittoMusic.lnk.to/MikeWatersShiver
it me!! Track 1 on Don Diablo’s new album FUTURE. Back To Us (feat. Mike Waters) https://open.spotify.com/track/1h9OPM2tJ6L2xiuTsaGeAS?si=JsiJ7UV_RtCc6ABY7OBPZQ
For those of my followers not in Australia, today is “Australia Day”, a public holiday set aside for Australians to celebrate the country for what it is today. Except that the day was originally selected in the 1800s for a different reason. It falls on the anniversary of the landing of the first fleet of European settlers, and marks the beginning of European history in Australia. This is a relatively recent history that includes many wonderful things that we know and love about Australia today, but it sadly also includes genocide, oppression and discrimination towards indigenous Australians. This pattern of European settlement is not exclusive to Australia; it’s something that’s happened in countless countries, countless times in western history, but it matters to us, because we’re Australian. For many indigenous Australians today, they still face the reality that this European system has not provided them, their relatives or their ancestors the same positive outcomes that it provided to the European settlers and their descendants. This is still the status quo of Australian life. Understandably, a large number of our population think this day should be moved to a day that’s more culturally sensitive, so that it can mean for all Australians what it currently means to just some: a celebration of this beautiful land, and the culture, cultural diversity and progress it breeds. For what it’s worth, I agree with this standpoint. Those that think that it shouldn’t be changed because “it’s just a fucking date mate” are indirectly telling Australia’s first people that their concerns are unimportant. The change of date has absolutely zero negative effect on any Australian, but to many people it would bring positivity and a sense of inclusion in the celebration of their own country. To me, that’s what Australia is all about. Just #changethedate to May 8 mate.
I co-wrote this tune last year with some legends and it's out today! check it: https://lnk.to/PerfTA
if you're in Sydney I'm playing a show tomorrow (Sunday) at kings cross hotel (link below) and if you're not but you've got friends in Sydney, @ them here so they find out about it too x http://bit.ly/2eE5NJh