The Gurrumul StoryDecca Records
THE GURRUMUL STORY is the first ever collection of Gurrumul's most enduring and popular songs. To be released by Decca Australia, the collection will be available on digital platforms in September 2021, and on CD, Deluxe CD+DVD and on vinyl in October 2021.
The anthology contains alternate versions of two of Gurrumul's most popular songs. ‘Wiyathul (Longing For Place)' is a brand new, orchestrally-augmented version of ‘Wiyathul' – the song that thrust Gurrumul into the limelight back in 2008. This new version will be accompanied by a new music video (the song's first official music video) that was filmed in May 2021 on Gurrumul's home of Elcho Island and features local dancers interpreting the song's lyrics through the movement of their totemic dance.
Also included on the album is a rare duet version of the song ‘Bayini', from Gurrumul's sophomore album Rrakala, featuring a touching contribution by Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Blasko.