Produced by his collaborator and artistic confidante Matt Corby, on Wash My Sorrows Away, ARIA award winning Budjerah’s luminous vocals smoothly glide over the lo-fi production to elevate the track to spiritual proportions.
“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,’” muses Budjerah.
The new song comes off the back of news of 5 x ARIA nominations – including for Best Artist, Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist and Best Soul/RNB Release; as well as a NIMA win for Best New Talent.
Musically, the song follows on from his gleaming, soulful single Talk feat. MAY-A – an appeal to look up, take a beat, take a breath, and reconnect with your loved ones. The track is a joyful, much-needed tonic for a world riddled with misunderstanding and miscommunication and takes a clear cue from his idols and antecedents Sam Cooke and The Clark Sisters — patron saints of clarity and honesty.