Briggs & Gurrumul – Incredibly good Indigenous music #100daysofblogging #day40

Briggs Trials and Gurrumul

Two brand new songs this week came out by promising Indigenous hip hop artist Briggs, both in collaboration with triple platinum singer Gurrumul.

I first found Briggs through Adelaide hip hop crew Golden Era and enjoyed his album “The Blacklist”, a top notch debut. A few lyrics I disagreed with, but I enjoyed it non the less.

This is a serious step up.

With an evolved flow from delivery from Briggs, and lyrics about diverse and interesting topics, Briggs has a new confidence and a fire in the belly beyond anything I’ve seen from him previously.

In the above song “The Children Came Back“, a beautiful song written as a sequel to Archie Roach‘s song “Took The Children Away” and performed live for Triple J’s Like A Version yesterday, there is a line in which Briggs says:

“I’m Adam Goodes, and Adam should be applauded when he stands up”

Briggs’ first name is also Adam, and HE should be applauded for standing up. There is so much power in his voice in this song as he list these important historical Indigenous figures.

I especially love the lines:

“I’m Gurrumul, I’m Archie, I’m everything that you ask me, I’m everything that you can’t be. I’m the dead hearts heartbeat” Continue reading Briggs & Gurrumul – Incredibly good Indigenous music #100daysofblogging #day40