Updated: Aug 2, 2020
This song was originally composed in 2001 and registered in 2004 yet laid dormant, remaining unrecorded until now. The lyrics portray some of the pain the Australian farmers endure, as they face relentless ongoing drought year after year.
In August 2018, recording began to help raise funds for drought relief. It was on the 25th of August, the vocal track was being recorded throughout the night into the next morning. Torrential rain fell for over ten hours and seemed to break the drought over Tewantin, Noosa; nearing the end of recording. It was so loud and amazing.
Weeks later whilst watching a documentary about the desolate conditions farmers and live stoke face each day, torrential rain fell again for many hours. Then due to unforeseen events the production was put on hold, as the author’s mother passed away early 2019.
Unexpectedly the following October the original recording, ended up in a studio within the walls of a church to be finalised. What happened next took all by surprise, Rain and storms came only when the musicians were laying down tracks and mixing the song. Documentation began.
Bush fires started to engulf Australia and one approached the home, where the original vocals were recorded, and the surrounding town started evacuating rapidly. The wind changed at the last minute and the home still remained.
Finally, the song is now complete and available online. All profits go to the Drought Angels charity.
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