Jessica Mauboy releases new single ‘Blessing’

Australia’s 2018 Eurovision contestant releases the third single from her upcoming album, ‘Hilda’.

Jessica Mauboy is gearing up for the release of her fourth studio album with the release of her latest single titled ‘Blessing’. Released on July 12, the new track is Mauboy’s third song taken from her upcoming studio album due in October.

‘Blessing’ is a change from the more up-tempo music that international audiences and Eurovision fans may associate with the former-Australian Idol runner-up.

But Mauboy, who placed 20th at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘We Got Love’, is no stranger to slower, ballad hits. Her 2014 platinum-selling ‘Never Be the Same’ and her 2011 duet with Idol winner Stan Walker are testament to this.

Released alongside Instagram and Twitter promotional videos, ‘Blessing’ is a powerful ballad that speaks about a relationship that fell apart – but maybe for the best.

A blessing in disguise perhaps, the lyrics include “you should know that I’m a blessing, I’m not gonna waste a breath on you” and “I’m a ten and you’re a three“.

DNA Songs and Jessica Mauboy

‘Blessing’ marks the second track from the upcoming album that was co-written and produced by Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci, commonly known as DNA Songs.

DNA Songs co-wrote and produced Mauboy’s Eurovision entry, ‘We Got Love’ and more recently worked on the second single from ‘Hilda’, the track ‘Little Things’.

DNA’s association and work with Mauboy goes back to her 2008 debut album, ‘Been Waiting’. The duo also seem to be developing a relationship with Eurovision. DNA helped write and produce the Australian entries for contestants Dami Im, Isaiah Firebrace and of course, Mauboy.

The song is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music now.

Alexi Demetriadi

My name is Alexi and I'm a UCL graduate studying for a MSc at the University of Edinburgh! A fanatic of the Eurovision Song Contest, I did my undergraduate thesis on the show. A freelance journalist, my writing tends to focus on human rights and current affairs, and now, Eurovision!

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