RELEASES VIBRANT THIRD SINGLE
FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
Upsizing from ukulele to guitar, tropical groovemaster Bobby Alu today releases ‘Finally’, the third sultry single from his forthcoming third album.
Laced with Alu’s warmth and laid back flair, ‘Finally’ channels his Polynesian culture’s respect for elders and explores the ageing process of dealing with an expanding mind as the body declines. Musically, the single sees Alu experiment with a slightly altered sound, pairing a slinky beat with simple yet spirited guitar and bass work, topped with his signature alluring vocal tone.
Alu himself admits the track was a change in his sound, “the final version of this song is quite different to the usual Bobby Alu sound, and I’m pretty proud of that. Making this song was kind of like getting old – we were really not sure what was going to happen.”
Whilst 2019 is looking to be a massive year for the Byron Bay folk star, 2018 was also full of hard work and many achievements for Bobby Alu. From performing at the Commonwealth Games before a 24-date Australasian headline tour, he then ventured around the globe with supporting roles on three European tours with John Butler Trio, Nahko & Trevor Hall and The Beautiful Girls (hitting festivals including Boardmasters (UK), MadNes (Netherlands) and Kleinlaut (Switzerland) along the way). Alu also had the honour of being the first to perform Parlour house shows in the US, before returning home to Australia to support reggae legends UB40 and The Beautiful Girls. 2018 also saw the release of QMA-nominated ‘Move’, as well as previous single ‘Other Side’, earning adds to attracted adds to Double J and ABC Local Radio.
Despite performing in the shadows as Xavier Rudd’s percussionist for some time, there’s no doubt that Bobby Alu is quickly becoming a household name in his own right. With an album prepped for release mid-2019, Alu is showing the world the unique pocket he has crafted through his years as both an instrumentalist and an artist.
Bobby Alu’s new single ‘Finally’ is out on all streaming platforms TODAY.
*Supporting Trevor Hall (USA)
WED 17 APR – Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY*
THU 18 APR – Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE*