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This Is Not Fine – new single out NOW

Fresh off the release of “#1 Solace Lane”, Perth Hip Hop group Selekt Few are back with a spicy new single for the times.

“This Is Not Fine” is a smooth but seething piece of political commentary and a sombre reflection on the world we are all experiencing as Australian’s in 2020.

Purchase now: selektfew.bandcamp.com/track/this-is-not-fine

While undertones of anger are ever present, the lyrics of this song provide a clarion call for empathy, maturity and understanding in our society – rightly pointing out that this is not the time for the kind of “emotional stage fright” too often shown by political leaders.

With clear intent listeners are encouraged to process the raw emotion associated with witnessing the loss of homes, of human life, and the lives of billions of animals during the 2019-20 bushfire season, and to feel empathy for people locked-in as a result of COVID-19.

With sombre tones and a heavy heaping of defiance, Selekt Few take aim at the Prime Minister and his Government; outlining a series of missteps and calling into question the ‘family values man’ image espoused by the PM.

From the Murray-Darling River fiasco, to ignoring firefighters requests for funding, to the PMs’ decision to holiday in Hawaii during our nation’s biggest bushfire crisis, to drinking at the footie during the second wave outbreak of COVID-19 – there’s a lot of ground to cover.

Instrumental by Rob Shaker, recording by Ruxton & Shareef, mixed by Ruxton, Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering.

Out now via Hearing Things

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THIS IS NOT FINE – an open letter to the PM

I write this letter in earnest, despite what the lyrics of our song may suggest.

Over the past six months we have had the chance to see the very best of you as our PM.

In the moment you decided to work together with State Premiers on co-ordinated lockdowns and began to convene National Cabinet day in day out.

When your Government worked closely with Unions to bring in a Jobs Guarantee, saving millions of jobs in the process.

In the decisions to immediately double Newstart payments, lifting tens of thousands of Australians out of poverty and preventing hundreds of thousands more entering it – albeit temporarily.

At these times you were at your very best.

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Selekt Few – On Country (Single) Officially Released

‘On Country’ (feat. Bryte MC, Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith and Charley) – is now available for listen and purchase!

‘On Country’ is a clean and enjoyable musical experience.

But it’s also a strong call to action against forced community closures, named for its emotive chorus featuring local singer-songwriters Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith, and Charley.

The release is timed to coincide with this week’s rallies against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, with all our proceeds from the sale of this song to be donated to SOSblakaustralia‬.

With Rob Shaker producing the beat and Bryte MC, Charley and Della all on board from very early on, we knew we were on to something unique.

The end result is a strong political statement denouncing racism, and calling for human rights, a treaty and sovereignty for Aboriginal people. But most importantly it is an act of solidarity with all people living ‘On Country’.

Artwork by: Julie Dowling, Badimaya woman, activist and renowned fine artist.
Marching snare by: Brodie Simpson @ Underground Recording Studios.
Horns by: Brendan Scott Grey & Matt Smith
Spoken word by: Mitch Torres
Mixed by: Greg Tangey
Mastered by: Joe Carra @ Crystal Mastering.

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia

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