Daniel Oliver – ‘The Worst Time’
Well it is certainly not the worst time when Söngvakeppnin star Daniel Oliver has a new song for us! Following on from ‘Feels Like Home‘ and ‘Jaded‘, new single ‘The Worst Time’ is the third release from his upcoming debut album. In keeping with the 80s theme, this new single takes a more laid back post-Summer vibe as Daniel reflects on the lessons learned from a bad relationship.
Since I’m not a native English speaker, my dear friend and often mentor, Karl Batterbee co-wrote the lyrics with me on nearly every song on the album, to give it the depth and credibility that it needed. Overall I am very proud of the body of work we created and I can’t wait until the rest of the songs get released.Daniel Oliver
With the album well on the way and national final season around the corner, we wondered if the return of Söngvakeppnin might encourage a return for Daniel. However he remans tight-lipped, but always grateful to the opportunities the Icelandic selection has presented.
Everything that has to do with Söngvakeppnin is fun and it’s exciting to be a part of that kind of a machinery. But I promised my self that I wouldn’t try for it again until I feel like I have reached another level as a songwriter and a performer. So this album is definitely a step in the right direction.Daniel Oliver
Anna Bergendahl, Tyler Rich – ‘Bottom Of This Bottle’
Sweden’s Eurovision 2010 star is back for New Music Friday and now Anna Bergendahl is sharing her kingdom with US country music star Tyler Rich. From Stockholm to Nashville this is a whiskey-soaked dive bar anthem speaking to all those that need a good drink from the top shelf after the last two years! The rich bluesy vocals of both complementing each other well.
Mitch Tambo – ‘Heal (Yulu-gi Version)’
First Nations Gamilaraay artist Mitch Tambo delighted us at Australia Decides 2020 with his inspirational anthem ‘Together’. Now he’s back and uniting us all through his powerful music once more. In this remixed version of ‘Heal’, Mitch brings together his traditional roots with fresh dancehall beats. However, this is an anthem of sorrow and overcoming grief. Originally this song was written as an expression of Mitch’s grief and personal journey after losing his father to cancer in 2012. But there is a hopeful message to us all in how we move forwards. Which makes this a very timely song for the feelings of loss and pain that we have felt during the pandemic.