Proud is the 2nd single lifted from Jason Owen’s first all original album of the same title, released on the 27 June 2016 through Social Family Records (Universal Music Australia).
Proud is significant for a number of reasons. It’s Jason’s first original song that he has co-written and released thus far (co-written with producer Clive Young). It also features one of Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous Artists and multi-ARIA award winner, Christine Anu, and for Jason it’s about being proud of his Aboriginal heritage, something rarely known. Jason burst on to the music scene as a young and impressionable 18-year-old coming runner-up on the X-Factor 2012. Now at age 22, with three albums released in four years, he has grown into a young man and with that comes wisdom, maturity, hindsight and reflection.
“When I started to think about this new album and what songs I wanted on it, I really thought about my life and journey so far as well as what was important to me and my first priority is always family. I also had time to dig deep into my emotions and PROUD was one of the results of that”, says Jason.
Proud follows on from the rockin’ first single Run which hit the Top 10 across country radio charts, iTunes country singles chart and is still sitting strong on TMN’s official country airplay chart and CMC’s Top 50 video playlist, four months after release.