After dominating the 2019 ARIA Awards – collecting two trophies for his career-defining, 3x Platinum single ‘Choir’ and also hosting the ceremony – Guy Sebastian returns with a transcendent new single, ‘Standing With You’ – available June 26 through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Sebastian co-wrote ‘Standing With You’ with Jamie Hartman, who also produced and co-wrote ‘Before I Go’ – the Platinum-selling lead single from Guy’s forthcoming record – which has achieved huge international success.
“We’ve written quite a few tunes together, Jamie and myself,” he acknowledges. “So it’s proving to be a good partnership.”
Sebastian and Hartman tapped into their own experiences with the vastly increasing number of people who are struggling with depression and mental health issues.
Sebastian reveals, “It’s about the power of just being there. Sometimes – as a friend or as a support to people who go through things – it’s not about having the right anecdotes or answers; it’s really more about just being that silent presence. Especially at a time like this when there’s a lot of people who are feeling isolated, this song is a reminder to look out for people who feel alone.”
The only Australian artist in ARIA chart history to boast six #1 singles and two #1 albums, Sebastianhas sold almost four million albums to date.
Guy opened a new musical chapter in late-2018 when he released ‘Before I Go’, following it up with his ARIA Award-winning & APRA Nominated single ‘Choir’ – a moving tribute to one of his mates, gone too soon – which peaked at #1 on the Australian iTunes Chart and #7 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Then ‘Let Me Drink’ (feat. The HamilTones & Wale) – single number three from Guy’s forthcoming record, slated for release later this year – continued to dominate the airwaves and was the #1 most added track to radio at the time of release.
And Sebastian’s dream run is set to continue. Dripping with heart, soul and purposeful intent, ‘Standing With You’ is the spiritual salve we all need right now.