‘Talk’ continues Budjerah’s affinity for blending pop with R&B and gospel influences. The single was co-produced by Chris Collins and Budjerah’s frequent collaborator Matt Corby, and marks Budjerah’s first release since signing to Warner in the US.
“’Talk’ came about from a conversation with MAY-A [where] we were just talking about how a lot of people would rather text than call,” Budjerah said in a statement.
“It’s inspired by the fact that a lot of problems in our lives could be solved by talking openly and honestly, face-to-face, instead of hiding behind screens or lying.”
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‘Talk’ is accompanied by a fittingly retro-style music video, directed by Bourtney Crookes. Watch the clip below:
Budjerah released his self-titled debut EP back in March. Following the EP’s release, the artist shared an accompanying live EP, ‘Live At Rainbow Valley’, which contained a live rendition of each of the original record’s four tracks, with guest features from Ngaiire, Ainslie Wills, JK-47 and Stevan.
‘Talk’ is Budjerah’s second collaborative single for the year, following from his track with PNAU, ‘Stranger Love’.
MAY-A released her debut EP, ‘Don’t Kiss Ur Friends’ last month. Speaking to NME, the singer explained how her songwriting was inspired by a year-long romance she had.
“[It] started about her, then I realised that it was more about me,” she said.
“So it’s super awkward, but super funny. I wrote half the EP about being in love with her, then other songs like ‘Swing Of Things’ is about being in social situations without her – not having that crutch.”