Yolŋu surf rock outfit King Stingray have returned with their first single of 2021, ‘Get Me Out’.
Listen to ‘Get Me Out’ below:
According to a press statement, ‘Get Me Out’ was written following a family member of the band getting lost in Melbourne when they were on tour with Yothu Yindi.
“She had no phone,” the band said, “Yolŋu style, she navigated her way back to us miraculously and we now laugh about it.”
“When we see the sun go down, when we see that djapana, wherever we are, we know our home is never far away,” the band continued.
“(We) wrote this song when we were away on tour. We were thinking about our hometown Yirrkala. But when we saw the sun go down and we saw that sunset we had a mutual feeling of living under the one sun, living under the same sun. Wherever we are, at whatever time zone, there’s still just one sun. Seeing that sunset lets us know that our home is never far away.”
The band actually have a deep connection with Yothu Yindi, with Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu being the nephew of the late Yothu Yindi frontman Dr M Yunupiŋu. Additionally, King Stingray’s Roy Kellaway is the son of founding Yothu Yindi member Stu Kellaway.