Out on iTunes June 13, 2014
BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY – FIRST SINGLE RELEASE FROM THE UPCOMING ‘EAST JOURNEY FEATURING YOTHU YINDI: THE GENESIS PROJECT’ ALBUM
'Bright Lights Big City' is the latest single release from Arnhem Land supergroup East Journey, taken from the upcoming album "East Journey featuring Yothu Yindi: The Genesis Project".
East Journey are a young, exciting and dynamic rock supergroup from Indigenous music rock royalty beginnings in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.
This exciting fusion of sizzling rock and acoustic tempered with the earthy traditional sounds of the yidaki and bilma, is forming a vibrant and fresh direction for Australian Indigenous Music.
East Journey bring live to the stage a stunning visual powerhouse that will leave you breathless. Their live performances are every bit as compelling as their recordings, and more.
"The appearance by young Arnhem Land band East Journey caused a stampede by the 2500-strong audience to the front of the stage at the Darwin Amphitheatre" - The Music Network
Lead vocalist Rrawun Maymuru penned the hit song 'Bayini' which gave Gurrumul his first No.1 ARIA Chart position in 2013, and together with the gradual East Journey rise, it has provided the band with a solid slice of city life.
'Bright Lights Big City'; the first single from "The Genesis Project", is a result of this experience.
It’s about how we live in a fast moving, shrinking global village with all the pressures and deadlines of modern life. How we forget to live in the moment and reflect that life is for living now; and how we can remain centered and strong and think about what is really important to us and remain balanced.
'Bright Lights Big City' is a guitar driven song accompanied with yidaki beats that travel along a solid groove in the rhythmic bass and drum lines.
Released on June 13, 2014 with a perceptive film clip directed and produced by National Indigenous Music Award winning film-maker Naina Sen, the single 'Bright Lights Big City' is taken from “The Genesis Project" due out September 2014.
Produced by charismatic rocker Stevie Salas (ex American Idol Musical Director) for South Apache Productions, (an LA producer and talented musician in his own right) who has worked with the likes of Mick Jagger, Aerosmith, George Clinton, Parliament Funk, Justin Timberlake and Rod Stewart; the upcoming "The Genesis Project" heralds in a new dawn for young supergroup East Journey.
East Journey are mentored by original members of Yothu Yindi, including Ben Hakalitz, Buruka Tau and Stuart Kellaway, with special thanks to Witiyana Marika.
East Journey are: Rrawun Maymuru, Gathapura Mununggurr, Patrick (PJ) White, Arian Pearson, Ngalkanbuy Mununggurr, Marcus Marawili and Malngay Yunupingu.
Dancer Milika Blackie-Smith Marika appears in the 'Bright Lights Big City' music video, courtesy of Moonfish Productions.
Special thanks to our supporters Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation, Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation, Yothu Yindi, Yalmay Yunupingu and the family of the late Dr M Yunupingu, Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, Lirrwi Yolgnu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation, Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, Buku Larnggay Mulka Art Centre, and Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, all based in remote Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia."
13/09/12 - "It's fertile territory, out there in the northeast reaches of Arnhem Land. It spawned two of Australia's best-known musical artists, Yothu Yindi and Gurrumul, and the musical traditions run deep.
Even so, Rrawun Maymuru, the charismatic lead singer of Yirrkala nine-piece East Journey, felt a surge when he first saw Gurrumul's face staring out from the cover of Rolling Stone last year."
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