Behind The Scenes Video: ‘Silent Night’ Delta Goodrem & Gurrumul

After making history together in 2013 with the highest charting Indigenous language single of all time, top five hit “Bayini”, Gurrumul and Delta Goodrem struck up a long-term friendship which has resulted this year in another special collaboration – this time a celebration of Christmas with “Silent Night”. 

The coupling of Australia’s highest ever selling female artist with the Indigenous singer songwriter dubbed by Rolling Stone as “Australia’s most important voice” has created a traditional masterpiece celebrating the holiday season in both English and Yolngu languages. 

“I treasure all the opportunities I have had to sing with Gurrumul,” said Delta Goodrem. “His voice is sublime. Christmas is such a special time for me and to share time in the studio with Gurrumul always means our musical spirit and kinship takes over. I hope everyone enjoys Silent Night as much as we did recording it”. 

 “After their unlikely partnering for the historic performance on The Voice last year, Gurrumul and Delta have struck up a wonderful friendship and when the opportunity to collaborate again to celebrate Christmas came about, Gurrumul jumped at the opportunity. He was physically laughing with excitement during the session,” said Michael Hohnen, Gurrumul’s long-time musical collaborator, “Their voices blend so beautifully and it’s quite special to witness the harmony and language of two people from such different worlds joining to celebrate Christmas together. Gurrumul feels like his wider Yolngu community of 10,000 people can now feel like they are part of the mainstream Australian Christmas celebration and with Delta’s spirit he feels blessed to be involved.” 

After premiering the song live at Gurrumul’s recent Sydney Opera House shows, the track is available now on this year’s Myer Spirit of Christmas with all proceeds going to The Salvation Army or So Fresh Songs For Christmas with proceeds going to the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation

Delta Goodrem: Sitting On Top Of The World

Our Aussie gal Delta Goodrem may have been a little musically quiet of late, but with good reason. Sitting On Top Of The World is Delta’s latest masterpiece, with fans hoping the song will be ‘sitting on top of the charts’. The track and video is bright colourful pop which I’m sure will return Delta to the top of Aussie music playlists. Take a listen and see why Delta Goodrem makes music fun.

Delta Goodrem Returning Home For ARIA Awards

Delta Goodrem with Nick Jonas – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Delta Goodrem will make her long awaited return home to Australia for the ARIA Awards this November! The ARIA Awards which is set to celebrate 25 years will include Delta as one of the A list guests to be part of the nights festivities. The rumour also circulating is that of Elton John, who will be in town, may host the event. Elton hosted the very first ARIA Awards 25 years ago… It’s unclear whether Delta’s American boyfriend Nick Jonas will accompany her home, but Goodrem is sure to be a major hit on the night. Can you believe it has been 10 years since the release of Delta’s smash album Innocent Eyes? Memo to ARIA organisers: Can we get an invite to Darren Hayes? Thanks.
Darren Hayes performs Delta Goodrem’s Lost Without You
ARIA Awards 2003