Becci Nethery is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter who grew up in Chillagoe, FNQ/Kuku-yalanji country. After starting guitar lessons at the age of 8 with her grandfather and aunt, then developing a love for performing, Nethery moved to Sydney to undertake her Bachelor of Contemporary Performance at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts.
That understanding of performance – not to mention musicality – is evident in Nethery’s new single, ‘Feels Like Home’. While the lyrics tell us about Chillagoe, it is Nethery’s delivery of them that really conjures the experience of being there, as she would feel it. When she sings that it feels like home, we can actually feel what she means – the warmth, security and reassurance of a place that feels like home. In that way it’s not only a song about Chillagoe – it could be a song about any home, so that the listener can find their own sense of home within it. That is especially poignant for those who, like Nethery, have not been able to go home for most of the past year and a half.
‘Feels Like Home’ was written with David Carter and recorded at the Vault Studio in Sydney. It will appear on Nethery’s forthcoming third album.