Without much notice Sydney singer-songwriter Dani Young released a new single, ‘Outback Lullaby’, her first original since last year’s ‘Stepping Stones’ and coming after her epic cover of REO Speedwagon’s ‘Keep On Loving You’.
Co-written with Damien Leith, ‘Outback Lullaby’ is a song you can easily imagine listening to as you lie in a swag looking at the stars, and while you’re driving through bush, desert, rainforest or high country. It’s also a song perfect for doing nothing but sitting still and listening, because it is dreamy and earthy, solid and ethereal all at once, and Young’s voice is the key, taking us with her on a journey around this land and back home. It’s nigh impossible to not fall in love with this song.
Young’s first release was Desert Water, an album on which she was paired with Warren H Williams and which was nominated for a Golden Guitar. Since then she has toured with Damien Leith, and collaborated with Australian band GANGgajang. Young’s output is diverse but sense of place is strong in all of her work, as is her ability to sing from the heart.
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Dani hosts the show ‘Midday Muster’ each Monday. You can watch on her Facebook page.