After a first play this morning on triple jâ€™s Breakfast,Â Thelma PlumÂ is proud to reveal new singleÂ Backseat Of My MindÂ â€“ her first original music since 2019â€™s era-defining, ARIA-winning albumÂ ‘Better In Blak’.
Threaded with purposeful, reflective lyrics -Â â€œAs I look in the rear-view mirror, I leave it behind in the backseat of my mindâ€-Â the new track sees the Gamilaraay singer-songwriter venture forward into the future, carried by her captivating, emotive vocals.
â€œIâ€™ve spent a lot of time in vans (although not recently lol) and I really wanted to write a nostalgic feeling â€œdrivingâ€ song, which I hope we nailed!â€Â says Thelma.Â â€œItâ€™s been so fun to play live I canâ€™t wait for people to hear the recorded version!â€
Kicking off tonight in Gosford is Thelmaâ€™sÂ The Making It Up To You TourÂ â€“ a run of previously cancelled shows from herÂ Homecoming QueenÂ tour in 2020 and 2021. As part of VIVID Live in Sydney, Thelma will also be joiningÂ Paul KellyÂ for a string of performances at the Opera House starting tomorrow evening. Furthering her exciting live schedule, Thelma will supportÂ Vance JoyÂ nationally throughout October, appearing in Darwin, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, and Melbourne.
In 2019, Thelma Plum released her acclaimed debut albumÂ ‘Better In Blak’Â â€“ a storied record of culture, heritage, love and pain.Â ‘Better In Blak’Â became one of the most successful albums of the year with seven ARIA nominations and a win, as well as spawning the ARIA Gold-certified singleÂ (Not Angry Anymore)Â and three Platinum singlesÂ (Better In Blak, Homecoming Queen, Clumsy Love).Â The title track landed in the top 10 of theÂ triple jÂ Hottest 100 â€“ the highest ever result for an Indigenous artist at the time â€“ and won the prestigious Vanda and Young â€œSong of the Yearâ€ award.
WhileÂ Backseat Of My MindÂ marks Thelmaâ€™s first new original music since the record, the beloved creative has far from receded from the public eye. Thelma and her music have been involved in high profile campaigns for White Shirt Day and a number of household brands; for Netflixâ€™s â€˜Back To The Outbackâ€™ animated feature film (starring Tim Minchin and Eric Bana), as well as appearing on the cover of the re-launch ofÂ InStyle Magazine Australia.
With plenty more on the horizon, Thelma looks forward to you buckling up and joining her for the ride!Â
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