DELTA GOODREM RETURNS WITH
On August 16th, Delta Goodrem released a video sharing an honest recount of the meaning behind her latest single, ‘Paralyzed’. With messages of support flooding in from fans and media both in Australia and around the world, Delta revealed her personal health journey of which her sixth studio album was born, a body of work she calls “incredibly personal, raw and honest”.
Having already released ‘Keep Climbing’ earlier in the year, ‘Paralyzed’ told another part of her personal experiences over the past few years. And on Friday September 18th, Delta will be releasing another instalment from her musical body of work, the feel good and upbeat third single, ‘Solid Gold’ from her as yet untitled upcoming studio album.
“At the very core,” explains Delta, “‘Solid Gold’ is an uplifting and empowering message reminding someone who has taken you for granted of your worth and strength; “I’m gonna take your bad heart” and remind them “what you had was always solid gold”.” Drawing upon rich nostalgic tones similar to Fleetwood Mac, ‘Solid Gold’ instantly ignites a sense of joy through live instruments and a swirling harmonic chorus, making it impossible not to feel good.
Having signed her first recording contract when she was only 15 years old and having gone on to sell over eight million albums worldwide, the work that has been put in to her sixth studio album has been an opportunity to show a more candid, mature side and at the very core, Delta speaking her truth. It tells stories of her coming in to her own as a woman, sharing stories and moments she never thought she would share. The production has been kept minimal, focusing instead on emotional lyrics and live instrumentation. Every song was started at the piano just like she did back when she first started out, enabling her to feel strong in this chapter of her life, being her authentic self musically, and knowing who she is as an artist. Having been involved in music and TV from a young age, so much of her life has been lived in the public eye. This new era of music sees Goodrem opening up and sharing stories she’s not shared before, with people already responding to her transparency and vulnerability.
Whilst 2020 has seen the world go through unprecedented times, for Delta Goodrem it’s been a year that has seen her release incredibly powerful pieces of music and connect with fans like only she can do. In April, Global Citizen together with Lady Gaga reached out and invited Goodrem to perform as part of the online One World: Together At Home festival in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Delta was the only artist performing in Australia, with the event capturing over 270 million viewers who had tuned in around the world. On Anzac Day, April 25th, Delta was one of four hosts of the Music From The Home Front live music event broadcast on the Nine Network, and performed ‘Down Under’ with Men At Work’s Colin Hay. In January, Delta was inspired to write ‘Let It Rain’ after seeing the devastation from the bushfires across Australia. She teamed up with Apple Music, Sony Music, and iHeart radio for the release, with all proceeds going to aid with Red Cross bushfire relief. In February she took to the stage in front of 70,000 fans at ANZ Stadium as part of the Fire Fight Australia concert which was broadcast nationally on Foxtel. Her incredibly moving performance of ‘Let It Rain’ was included on the album release of songs from the day, Artists Unite For Fire Fight: Concert For National Bushfire Relief.
Keen to connect with her fans from all over the world, Delta launched The Bunkerdown Sessions via her social media platforms 23 weeks ago. Performing live deep cuts from her extensive catalogue and some new pieces she had been working on, on the seventh week she surprised and delighted fans by performing ‘Keep Climbing’ for the first time.
She also launched Delta Goodrem Foundation, which strives to spread kindness, hope and support for those facing illness, hardship and inequality. With a lead collaboration with St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, to help fund medical research in cellular therapy for blood cancers and auto-immune disease with $1+ GST from every ticket purchased to the BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS TOUR being donated to the Foundation – visit deltagoodremfoundation.org
Delta also returned this year as the longest serving Coach on The Voice Australia, and celebrated 150 episodes in June. Goodrem has mentored her artists to victory, as the winning coach for the 2016 & 2017 seasons of The Voice and was the winning coach on the first ever English- speaking version of The Voice Kids.
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2021
Thursday 8 April 2021 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Friday 9 April 2021 Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
Saturday 10 April 2021 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 13 April 2021 Royal Theatre, Canberra
Thursday 15 April 2021 WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Friday 16 April 2021 Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 17 April 2021 RAC Arena, Perth
Thursday 29 April 2021 Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville
Saturday 1 May 2021 Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Sunday 2 May 2021 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
All tickets are available from Ticketek with the exception of Wollongong, with tickets available from Ticketmaster.