Raised in Katherine N.T. and based in Melbourne, as a proud Butchulla man, Birdz is renowned for his unique brand of hard-hitting hip-hop embodying strong messages of hope and self-determination. With over 4 million global streams to his name, the unapologetic rapper second full-length album will be released later this year/early next year and follows his critically acclaimed award-winning debut album Train Of Thought (2017) and his 2019 EP release, Place of Dreams
Following the recent success and connection of his stand-out powerful single 'Bagi-La-Bargan' (which came in at #30 on the triple j Hottest 100) Birdz has just dropped the official video for his new single ‘Fly’ feat. Ngaiire
The arrival of the 'Fly' video follows Birdz powerful live performances on the first episode of ABC’s The Set. Performing with his full band and dancers, these remarkable performances saw Birdz perform ‘Fly’ with Ngaiire and for his widely lauded single ‘Bagi-La-M Bargan’, joined by Cousin Fred Leone. In addition, Birdz collaborated with Missy Higgins to cover Destiny’s Child’s ‘Survivor’, which has now been viewed over 270k times on Facebook alone.
‘Fly’ premiered on triple j drive and was instantly added to full rotation. The uplifting track that speaks to the strength and beauty of resilience, was also added to double j, and supported across community radio stations, FBi Radio, 2SER, Triple R, SYN FM, 4ZZZ, Edge Radio and PBS. This month also sees Birdz chosen for MTV Australia and N.Z. ‘Indigenous Artist Of The Moment’ with coverage on MTV and MTV.com.au.
Produced with astound producer trials, ‘Fly’ landed additions on Spotify playlists New Music Friday, The Local List, The Drip, Deadly Beats and Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Best New Songs, First, The New Australia, New Fire, Vibes and Alt Rap. ‘Fly’ received praise from tastemaker outlets Acclaim, Junkee Music (Release of the Week), NME Australia, Purple Sneakers, Life Without Andy and Music Feeds.
To celebrate the release of his self-titled debut album, Sean Frayne will be performing a launch gig at The Gaso Upstairs, recreating his full energetic indie rock / electronica sound. Featuring his signature lyrical hooks, melodic guitar riffs and sensational synths, this will surely be a night to remember.
Having spent the last year and a bit recording and producing 40+ tracks from his studio space in Flemington and more recently from his home studio, Sean has whittled it down to 10 of the very best songs for the album and is now ready to share them with the world.
Anticipation for its release has been building, with the first two singles, 'Haunting You' and 'Get Up & Go!' already reaching tens of thousands of listeners across the globe. 'Haunting You' has also just been shortlisted for the semi-finals of the ISC International Songwriting Competition (check it out throught the link below). With themes ranging from internal pep-talks, melodrama, break-ups (& make-ups) to horror and even some dabbling in sci-fi, it's set to be an entertaining evening, so bring a friend (or three) and be prepared for a boogie.
Special guest Marcella Wright will be kicking off the evening with her tasty self-produced indie pop treats, so make sure to get in early as her feel-good tunes 'Tropical' and 'Baby Boo' were made to bop along to and should not be missed!
Links to Sean's music:
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