Australia’s Guy Sebastian releases new single ‘Choir

Australian award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian has released his brand new single Choir through Sony Music Entertainment.

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First rising to fame as the winner of Australian Idol in 2003 and going on to chalk up 40 platinum releases, six no.1 singles and sell millions of records, he achieved worldwide fame by becoming the first person to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest.

A household name in Australia, Guy has also been a judge on X Factor Australia for many years alongside the likes of Mel B, Adam Lambert and Iggy Azalea, and is currently a judge on The Voice. However, through all his years of TV fame, Guy has been driven by his main passion: making music that matters, to him and to others.

“I’m in a place with my music now where I just want to make soulful music that resonates and moves people”, he says. “And I’m happy this song will bring some healing to people who have lost others”.

Last year Guy Sebastian lost a great mate and his musical right hand man, Luke Liang. Luke was a key member of Guy’s band, they toured locally and internationally together, and as someone who played every instrument beautifully, Luke put together his live shows. The impact of this life cut short, too soon, has been immense on Guy personally and professionally – and forms the subject of the poignant new single ‘Choir’.

“Luke made my life better and made life more fun. When I first sat down I was grieving and started writing a ballad and it was slow and it was just not Luke Liang, so I ripped it up and started again. I wanted to write something that was more joyful and that made people want to think of his life and celebrate it rather than feel grief, because I know he wouldn’t want that”. Sebastian laughs fondly. “So that’s where ‘Choir’ was born, which is poignant but fun and uptempo”.

With its big, rousing choral chorus, it’s a soulful, glorious celebration of a friend of Sebastian’s, drenched in the happiness and energy that “life of the party” Liang brought to those around him. Yet it also keenly resonates with anyone who has grieved the loss of a close friend or family member.

“My hope is that it gives people a different emotion when they’re reflecting on their lost loved ones. Like when Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel’ comes on, you just want to cry. ‘Choir’ has a bit of a different emotion to it; it’s more a celebration. It’s a happy celebration of the good times”, Sebastian explains.

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