Shining Bird have shared a new song today (January 26) on Bandcamp, titled ‘No Country For Dreamin”.
The organisation aims to help Australians see the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by “providing access to stories and knowledge” that will help bridge gaps between different cultures.
According to the band, the song was was recorded at Sydney’s Golden Retriever Studios on January 26 last year.
‘‘No Country for Dreamin’ represents our deep sadness and anger at the treatment of First Nations peoples in this country, the lack of progress made in reparations and healing and our sense of powerlessness to affect the collective change we want to see,” the band said in a statement.
“It reflects our frustration towards our elected clowns in charge, our resentment of whatever the ‘so called’ white Australian dream was meant to represent, and our grief with the ongoing impact this has had on Indigenous Australia.
“Our deep longing for change alongside anxieties of a future lacking cultural and ecological respect has driven us to release this song at this poignant time, not a day of celebration but a Day of Mourning for First Nations peoples. In our solidarity we feel it’s important we are not silent.”
In September last year, Shining Bird shared their second single ‘Strange Land’, lifted from their album ‘Deadlands’.