Today Bernard Fanning has unveiled a new video for the album’s title track ‘Departures (Blue Toowong Skies).’ Slowing things down and opening up, the lyrics take us back to Toowong where he grew up and then somewhere a little deeper.
"My Dad died at the beginning of 2011 which coincided with the biggest floods Brisbane has seen. This was something that loomed pretty large for me over the whole writing period of this album and I suppose a song like this was bound to come out. The lyric is talking about the place in Brisbane where I grew up. Toowong, a near city suburb that my Dad also spent his childhood in and ended up being buried in, along with my older brother, who I now happen to be older than.”
“Departures” is out 7 June - click here to pre-order.
Bernard will be taking his new album on the road with tickets for his Departures Tour flying out the door and New Zealand dates just announced. Click here for all of the dates and details.
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