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It’s the perfect song and an epic story to celebrate Reconciliation Week. ‘For Everyone’ has reconciliation at its heart and is a powerful collaboration between acclaimed Indigenous songwriter and guitarist Yirrmal Marika and one of Australia's finest singer-songwriters Jordie Lane.
The song celebrates the courageous journey of young indigenous man Clinton Pryor who walked 6,000km across the breadth of Australia from Perth to Canberra to meet with the Prime Minister in a heroic stand for the Justice for Indigenous people. Jordie Lane composed the score for the documentary Spirit Walker - Clinton’s Walk For Justice and was excited to use the experience as an opportunity to collaborate with Yirrmal to co-write the end credits song together. The documentary was released on NITV in February and is currently streaming on SBS on demand.
Reconciliation Week is the time that reconnects Australia with the rich cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and what more meaningful time to release a song and film clip which so strongly features this relationship.
‘For Everyone’ (released via Blood Thinner Records) will have its worldwide release today Friday 24th of May in the lead up to Reconciliation Week, so it's perfect timing and a meaningful date to share this story with the world!
Yirrmal will also be singing 'Treaty' at halftime for the AFL Football 'Dreamtime at the G' match on Saturday 25th May.
Access ‘For Everyone’ By Yirrmal and Jordie Lane on iTunes
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Watch the story behind the song, as Yirrmal and Jordie discuss, what inspired them to write it and the process they went through
Watch the inspiring and revealing documentary of Clinton’s epic walk across the country and his meeting with the Prime Minister. The documentary features the song ‘For Everyone’ by Yirrmal and Jordie Lane
New generation indigenous artist Yirrmal Marika, from Yirrkala, has made a refreshing entrance into the music scene. Inspired by his grandfather, Dr Yunupingu, former lead singer of Yothu Yindi, he fuses traditional and contemporary arrangements with class and passion. Yirrmal is an inspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautiful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling and depth beyond his years.
With a career spanning 10 years, 8 releases under his belt, Jordie Lane is now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Having been a past recipient of Double J’s ‘Tower of Song of The Year’, and nominated for Best Blues & Roots Album at the AIR awards, Jordie Lane is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters.
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[Rebecca Puddy, ABC]
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