"Ever since I walked around Uluru in the mid 80s, it’s power has stayed with me as the true heart of our nation."
Opening with some gentle drums, slide guitar and a didgeridoo, Voice From The Heart is an inspiring new song from John Williamson – and that’s before the beautiful acoustic guitar riff comes in.
The True Blue singer and ARIA Hall Of Fame recipient has lent his voice to the Aboriginal Voice To Parliament Referendum, saying yes to change and progress with two new songs: Voice From The Heart and Uluru Forever. You can listen to both tracks below.
Where Voice From The Heart is entirely instrumental, on Uluru Forever, Williamson proudly sings that he connects with Indigenous Australians: “I’m a white fella, don’t hate me for it / I love this land; I just adore it”. Williamson goes on to sing that Australia is a part of who he is, he pays no homage to the crown, and declares that it’s a “perfect time for a brand new start” as people “gather together”.
Uluru Forever is a rallying, uniting statement for all Australians to “feel the power of Mother Earth” alongside a harmonica, digeridoo and guitars.
Working with session musician and co- producer Lindsay Waddington on Voice From The Heart, Williamson came up with something special to evoke the spirit of Australia and flow into Uluru Forever’s themes of sharing a lifelong connection to the country and Indigenous Australians.
“Ever since I walked around Uluru in the mid 80s, it’s power has stayed with me as the true heart of our nation,” Williamson said about Uluru Forever in a statement.
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If successful, The Voice will be an independent and permanent advisory body led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who will advise the Australian Parliament and Governments on issues that directly face their communities.
The Voice body will be chosen by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with the wishes of their communities represented.
Williamson is touring throughout the remainder of 2023 and has already lined up some shows for 2024. You can find the tour dates below and ticketing information here.
Friday 29 September – Deniliquin Ute Muster – Deniliquin NSW
Saturday 14 October – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide SA
Sunday 15 October – Barossa Arts Centre, Tanunda SA
Wednesday 1 November – Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Maryborough QLD
Friday 3 November – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane QLD
Friday 1 December – Friday 8 December – Cruisin’ Country 2023
Friday 3 February – The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD
Saturday 2 March – Home of the Arts, Gold Coast QLD
Sunday 3 March – The Events Centre, Caloundra QLD
Friday 22 March – The Art House, Wyong NSW
Saturday 23 March – Newcastle Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW