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DRMNGNOW Releases Powerful New Single ‘Ancestors’

21 January 2019 | 7:52 pm | Staff Writer

“An offering of medicine in a time of social and political disharmony.”


Yorta Yorta artist DRMNGNOW has teamed up with Kee'Ahn and River Boy to deliver a powerful, melodic and heartfelt new single.

Released ahead of Survival Day this Saturday, Ancestors, as DRMNGNOW describes, is “an offering of medicine in a time of social and political disharmony".

“It is a call to the public at large within modern Australia to take heed to the reverence that Indigenous peoples have and have always had in the past 60,000 plus years,” he said.

“It is a call to take notice of that example in these particularly fraught political times we are in where a sense of cohesion and leadership seem to be lacking in broader society heading into 2019.

“It is a reminder that indigenous peoples are driven by a responsibility that dates back into time immemorial. A responsibility that can lead to so much healing for this land and society living upon it.”

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River Boy (Narayana Johnson of Willow Beats) provides soulful trap tinged beats, while emerging artist Kee’ahn delivers haunting vocals on the track, with Luke Simm helping bring its accompanying video to life.

DRMNGNOW is curating and headlining We Survived at The Tote, an event that will raise funds for the Djirri Djirri Dance Group, and also performing at St Kilda Festival and Golden Plains.

Check out theGuide for more details.