top of page
  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

New music from Australian Eurovision artists: Voyager, Dami Im, Charley and more



Today we look back at all the latest music releases and videos from Australian Eurovision, Junior Eurovision and ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides’ artists throughout April, May and June.


Music releases during July will be featured in an upcoming article.


Album and EP releases


Olivia Newton-John - ‘Just the Two of Us: The Duets Collection’

Released: 5 May 2023


'Just The Two Of Us: The Duets Collection - Volume One' by Eurovision 1974 star Olivia Newton-John has been released posthumously featuring 17 star-studded duets with her dear friends.


The album features gems spanning five decades of classic hits including 'I Honestly Love You' with Jim Brickman, 'Put Your Head On My Shoulder' with Paul Anka, and 'True To Yourself' with 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 artist and Aussie icon Vanessa Amorosi.



Charley - ‘Timebombs’ EP

Released: 23 June 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 artist Charley has released her debut EP 'TIMEBOMBS'! The EP features six super catchy pop tracks. The singer-songwriter has also released a music video for each song off the EP.


Check out the video in the links below listed in order of track listing:

To celebrate the release Charley has released new merch, buy the 'TIMEBOMBS' EP and merch here.



Single music releases


Jude York - 'Does It Hurt?'

(Jude York)

Released: 7 April 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 Prince Charming, Jude York, has released his third solo release since 'I Won't Need to Dream' titled 'Does It Hurt?'. The music video is directed by Roman Klaus and sees Jude cover himself in make up while singing in front of mirrors.



Jaguar Jonze & Haru Nemuri - 'ANGRY ANGRY' / 'don't call me queen'

(Jaguar Jonze / Haru Nemuri / Aidan Hogg)

Released: 14 April 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 and 2022 artist, Jaguar Jonze, released two epic songs in collaboration with Japanese singer-songwriter Haru Nemuri, 'ANGRY ANGRY' and 'don't call me queen'.


'ANGRY ANGRY' was performed live for the first time at this year's SXSW 2023 Music Festival at the Dr. Marten's showcase which Jaguar Jonze participated in. The song was inspired by a movement that took place in Japan after a heinous attack on a female college student.



The music video for 'don't call me queen' was released on July 13 and sees the pair take over the streets of Austin, Texas.


Jaguar and Haru wrote the songs in their Airbnb in Los Angeles back in October 2022. The pair completed the songs over Zoom after Jaguar returned to Australia and Haru returned to Japan.



Ella Hooper & James Reyne - 'Way Out West'

(Broderick Smith / Ernest Lee / John Bols / Michael Stockley / William Tolhurst)

Released: 21 April 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2019 artist Ella Hooper has been busy performing with James Reyne across the country. James is the frontman from the Aussie rock band Australian Crawl. Ella and James released a cover of The Dingoes, 'Way Out West'.


The original song was released in 1973 and reached No. 40 on the Australian Kent Music singles chart. James previously covered the song with fellow country singer James Blundell in 1992. Their version reached No. 2 on the ARIA Singles chart.



Didirri - ‘You Know What's Good For You'

(Didirri / My Riot)

Released: 27 April 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 artist Didirri released his third single, ‘You Know What's Good For You' off his upcoming debut album 'Caught in the Act'.


Didirri released the single accompanied by yet another stunning music video. This time the singer songwriter is on a boat, during what looks like sunrise, while singing the song.


Didirri's debut album 'Caught in the Act' is set for release on August 4. You can preorder the album in CD and vinyl record formats here.


In support of the new album Didirri is embarking on a national tour throughout October. Get all the details here.




Sheldon Riley - 'INSANE'

(Sheldon Riley) Released: 2 May 2023


Australia's Eurovision 2022 artist Sheldon Riley returns with his highly-anticipated new single, ‘INSANE’, a hauntingly beautiful track that showcases Sheldon's musical and emotional depth.


In ‘INSANE’, Sheldon explores the complex theme of loving someone with every fibre of your being, only to be met with an unreciprocated love that is conveniently available on the other person's terms. Through his raw and emotive lyrics, Sheldon artfully captures the emotional turmoil that ensues when one is trapped in this vicious cycle of love and pain.


Currently, he is directing his energy towards his long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to be released later this year.



Voyager - ‘Prince of Fire'

(Voyager)

Released: 4 May 2023


During the busy Eurovision 2023 period Australia's representatives for this year, Voyager, released their follow up to their Eurovision entry with the song, 'Prince of Fire'.


As well as 'Prince of Fire' the Perth band also unveiled a cover version of Andrew Lambrou's Eurovision 2023 song for Cyprus 'Break A Broken Heart' ahead of the Contest. It was released on April 19.


A few days later Voyager surprised us all with a House Remix of 'Promise' with an awesome music video to accompany the release.



'Prince of Fire' is taken off their eighth studio album 'Fearless in Love' released in July.



Dami Im feat. Jude York - 'In Between'

(Dami Im / Jude York)

Released: 18 May 2023


Australian Eurovision royalty, Dami Im, has released a new single in collaboration with 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 artist Jude York, called 'In Between'.


'In Between' is taken off Dami Im's new EP release of the same name. The song is written by both Dami and Jude York and produced by Jude York.


The 'In Between' EP features seven songs which were written while Dami was pregnant. Dami has described that moment of her life as "a time of massive transitions and chaos". The new EP came out on July 7.



Mitch Tambo - 'Yugal Yulu-gi'

(Andrew Lowden / Bernadette Duncan / Mitch Tambo)

Released: 18 May 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 artist Mitch Tambo has released a high energy track titled 'Yugal Yulu-gi.


'Yugal Yulu-gi', which means “song and dance” has been described by Mitch as a song that is "about being under the open night sky, celebrating life, whilst letting go of the weight and pressures of the world, celebrating with your people." The song featured during this year’s coverage of the AFL Indigenous Round on FOX Sports.



Erica Padilla - 'Shame'

(Emily Burns / Johnny Latimer)

Released: 26 May 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 TikTok Wildcard contestant Erica Padilla has released her second single release, since her Australia Decides entry, called 'Shame'. Erica wrote the song about her partner to show her appreciation for him. The young talent also held her first solo concert in April.



Isaiah Firebrace - 'Have You Ever?'

(Dianne Warren)

Released: 26 May 2023


Australia's Eurovision 2017 artist Isaiah Firebrace released 'Have You Ever?' a cover of Brandy's hit single from her 1998 album 'Never Say Never'.


The Dianne Warren written song reached No. 8 in Australia and No. 1 in the United States. Isaiah followed this release with a cover of Usher's hit single 'Burn' released in June.



Amy Sheppard - 'Sometimes You Learn'

(Amy Sheppard / Stuart Stuart)

Released: 2 June 2023


Amy Sheppard from the Brisbane band Sheppard released her fourth single, 'Sometimes You Learn' off her debut country music EP 'Nothing But Wild' which was released back in September 2022. 'Sometimes You Learn' is an uptempo track showcasing how Amy is absolutely owning the country music genre.



Didirri - 'Often Broken'

(Didirri)

Released: 2 June 2023


'Often Broken' is the fourth single taken off the 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 artist, Didirri. He wrote the song in London after leaving the country for the first time since Covid lockdowns. The song explores the difficulty the singer faced with relationships and being far from home. Didirri quoted in a post, "for some reason having physical distance and not just social distance, really hit me hard."


Didirri's debut album 'Caught in the Act' is set for release on August 4. You can preorder the album in CD and vinyl record formats here.


In support of the new album Didirri is embarking on a national tour throughout October. Get all the details here.



Jaguar Jonze - 'KNOW MY NAME'

(Jaguar Jonze / Aidan Hogg / Joseph Fallon / Jacob Mann)

Released: 3 June 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 jury winner Jaguar Jonze has released her seventh music video from her debut album with 'Know My Name'. It is her most vulnerable and personal music video release yet. The music video marks the one year anniversary of her debut album release.


The video showcases Jaguar in various emotion states. It was released as part of her exhibition piece 'The Art Of Broken Pieces' for VIVID at the iconic Sydney Opera House.



Jude York - 'All I See Is Him'

(Jude York / Matilda Gressberg)

Released: 9 June 2023


The Australia Decides 2022 artist, Jude York, had another single release with the very special song, 'All I See Is Him'.


Jude wrote the song after someone asked him to write a song for their gay wedding. The song centres on queer love and is very sentimental. Jude released the song for the whole world to enjoy.



Isaiah Firebrace - 'Burn'

(Bryan-Michael Cox / Jermaine Dupri / Usher)

Released: 15 June 2023


Australian Eurovision 2017 artist Isaiah Firebrace has officially release a cover of Usher's hit single 'Burn'. It follows the release of his cover of 'Have You Ever?' back in May.


Isaiah previously released an acoustic performance of 'Burn' back in 2021. The 2023 release sees a full studio production release of the cover. The original 'Burn' by Usher reached No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia back in 2004.



Johnny Manuel - ‘End of the Night’

(Aidan Powell / Johnny Manuel / Mischa Mandel)

Released: 16 June 2023


Eurovision 2018 artist Johnny Manuel has released 'End of the Night' following the release of his debut EP back in October 2022.


'End of the Night' is a very catchy track with smooth tones and hooks, which has become his signature sound. The song has been released with an accompanying epic music video, check it out!


In April Johnny featured in a collaboration with Jef Neve for a cover of Damien Rice's ‘The Blower's Daughter’, released on April 21. The release is taken off Jef's new album 'That Old Feeling'. You can check it out here.



Tseba feat. Electric Fields - 'See Your Face'

(Cosmo Liney / Michael Ross / Sebastian Muecke / Thomas Purcell / Zaachariaha Fielding)

Released: 16 June 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2019 runners up, Electric Fields, have once again collaborated with Tseba for their latest release 'See Your Face'.


The Adelaide duo last collaborated with Tseba in 2021 for the song 'Must Be Love' which has amassed over 4 million streams on Spotify. 'See Your Face' sees both acts continue where they left off with 'Must Be Love' and deliver another very catchy dance number.



Dami Im - 'Invincible'

(Amy Sheppard / Dami Im / George Sheppard / Jason Bovino)

Released: 30 June 2023


Eurovision royalty Dami Im released the third song off her new EP 'In Between'. Dami released 'Invincible' her collaboration with members of the Brisbane band Sheppard.


The song is pop perfection with a great build up to a powerful chorus where Dami gives her all singing, "invincible". Dami released the song with a lyric video featuring her performing live during her past gigs.


For the EP release Dami toured the east coast of Australia selling out all her shows.


LeeA - 'Me Vs Me'

(Leea Nanos)

Released: 30 June 2023


'Me Vs Me' is the latest song release from the multi-talented LeeA. LeeA competed at Australia Decides in 2019 with 'Set Me Free'. She then returned as a songwriter at Australia Decides 2022 writing the song 'Bite Me' for the Aussie girl group G-Nat!on.


LeeA has also recently come in third place in the Commonwealth Song Contest 2022/23 where 56 nations competed, with 10,000 songwriters judging and a separate panel of judges. LeeA represented Australia with her song 'Set Me Free'.


LeeA is currently busy working on her debut EP.



Sheppard - 'Daylight'

(Amy Sheppard / George Sheppard / Nolan Sipe / Ryan Daly)

Released: 30 June 2023


'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2019 podium finishers, Sheppard, have released their boldest dance-pop single yet, 'Daylight', accompanied by one of their best music videos.


This is the start of a whole new era for one of Australia’s most beloved and successful musical exports with millions of record sales and well over a billion streams worldwide.


'Daylight' is taken off the band's upcoming fourth studio album. About the single release George Sheppard said in a press release:


"Daylight is like a shot of caffeine for your ears. It's the perfect antidote for those gloomy days when you need a pick-me-up. You can almost feel the confetti when the chorus hits. We put so much energy into this song that we're pretty sure it could power a small city. And let's be honest, who doesn't love a music video with a baby alien? It really is out of this world! We can't wait to show this song to you all and hope our fans love this little ray of sunshine as much as we do."


'Daylight' was written and recorded in Los Angeles and Brisbane by George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, with US-based hit-makers Ryan Daly (John Legend, Khalid, DNCE) and Nolan Sipe (OneRepublic, Calum Scott, Jonas Brothers).



For continued updates on all Eurovision Song Contest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. All the links can be found at: https://linktr.ee/aussievisionnet

Comments


bottom of page