Because of Her We Can: Indigenous singer-songwriter Maurial Spearim releases debut single Blak Woman 

Blak Woman is singer-songwriter, multi-disciplinary artist and Gamilaraay, Kooma, Muruwari woman Maurial Spearim’s first independent single release. The track will be launched to coincide with the powerful 2018 National NAIDOC Week theme, ‘Because Of Her We Can’, celebrating the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to families, communities, history and to our nation.

Spearim, an acting graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts and Green Room Award nominee for Best Female Performer, has 3 solo shows to her name – BlaaQ Catt, SoapBox Exchange and In Between Lines.
She is currently touring Queensland playing the lead role in Bukal – The story of Henrietta Fourmile Marrie. Drawing strength from her connection to her Country and her Ancestors, this former Miss Victorian Naidoc 2013 is also a powerful and popular voice for change for her people, . Her fierce vocals and bold lyrics are thought-provoking and captivating – inspiring audiences to connect, engage and create change.

“Blak Woman calls all to join arms in honouring the Blak matriarchy. This song was written to honour and pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, those past and present, to say thank you. It is because of her we can. By truly honouring, uplifting and giving space and voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, we can connect to infinite and ancient power and walk together to create a more harmonious future for all of those who now walk these beautiful lands.”

Blak Woman is co-written by Maurial Spearim and Brett Lee, co-produced by Katie Symes and Glenn Skuthorpe and mixed and mastered by Colin Wynne at Thirty Mills Studios with Spearim on vocals, Glenn Skuthorpe on lead guitar, Brett Lee on acoustic guitar, Colin Wynne on bass and David Rogerson on drums.

Spearim is a talent to watch, weaving her powerful contemporary voice and ancient language to command your attention and ignite your soul.
Blak Woman will be digitally released on Monday 9 July 2018 and available for download on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and a live performance by Maurial and the band to happen on Sunday the 22nd of July in Melbourne.

“Spearim possesses ageless gravity and presence.”  Sydney Morning Herald
“Spearim is achingly good.”  The Herald Sun
“Spearim is a passionate powerhouse.”  Australian Stage

“Maurial has a powerful voice both in what she has to stay about our people’s and omnipotent strength and struggle and in the sounds that rise up from deep within her shining spirit. It’s inspiring. I can’t wait to hear what else this emerging singer-songwriter has to share.” Glenn Skuthorpe, Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer-songwriter.


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