Hunter-based songwriter William Crighton has dropped the first taste from is forthcoming third studio album.
William’s first new music in two years Your Country is a driving rocker that bristles with an undercurrent of anger over the government’s environmental policies.
“The land is just being sold off, killed, poisoned, damaged,” William said.
“The water’s being auctioned to the highest bidder or poisoned, the land’s being cleared constantly. I think everyone knows in their gut that it’s time for real change.
Check out Your Country below
“We live on a special planet, obviously it’s our only home. It doesn’t belong to us, we belong to it. We have a responsibility to country, each and every one of us.”
Produced by Matt Sherwood (Crowded House, Beck) who also plays drums on the track, this urgent call to action also features a formidable cast of players including ARIA Award-winner William Barton on didgeridoo, fellow ARIA winner Jeff Lang on guitar, James Hazelwood (Kasey Chambers, Tim Minchin) on bass, and established bandmate Julieanne Crighton on backing vocals,
Since the release of his 2016 critically acclaimed self-titled debut, William Crighton has established himself as one of Australia’s most evocative songsmiths.
Darkly majestic follow-up Empire (2018) was named Album of the Year by Hoodoo Gurus’ Dave Faulkner in the Saturday Paper, while Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst has sung the praises of Crighton’s deeply resonant, ineffably Australian vocal delivery.
William Crighton’s Your Country is available to stream and download now.