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Kate Miller-Heidke and Electric Fields to feature in the Kev Carmody tribute album

Australia's Eurovision 2019 representative Kate Miller-Heidke and 'Eurovision - Australia Decides 2019' runners-up Electric Fields are set to feature in a re-packaged 2020 edition release of the Kev Carmody tribute album ‘Cannot Buy My Soul’.

Kev Carmody is an Indigenous Australian singer song-writer of the Murri People in Northern Queensland. He is known for his impactful and provocative song-writing, which covers historical events and issues, including racism, inequality and black deaths in custody. His albums have been met with critical acclaim and earned him a number of awards. In 2009 he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

‘Cannot Buy My Soul’ was first released in 2007 as a double disc; one of original songs by Carmody, and a second disc of his songs performed by well known Australian acts, including John Butler, The Waifs, Bernard Fanning and Clare Bowditch.

The new release, 2020 edition, will now feature both original discs and a new third disc, curated by Aussie music legend Paul Kelly. It will feature a version of ‘Blood Red Rose’ by Kate Miller-Heidke and ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ by Electric Fields – the song that shot Carmody to fame in 1991 when he released it as a collaboration with Paul Kelly. The re-release will also feature well known artists Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers and Courtney Barnett.

On social media Kate said that she was honoured to be asked to perform a song for the album and called Kev’s original versions “gorgeous and heartbreaking”.

‘Cannot Buy My Soul – The Songs of Kev Carmody, 2020’ will be released August 21 2020, and will be available on CD, Vinyl and digital format. You can pre-order or pre-save the album here.


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