'From the Ashes' is out now!
Country music heavyweights Matt Scullion and Col Finley have joined forces to pen an emotionally charged song reflecting on one of Australia’s most catastrophic disasters. From The Ashes is about the summer bushfires that devastated parts of Australia in 2019/2020.
While about the heartache of losing everything as well as the bravery of neighbours and emergency services, it’s also about resilience, the courage to get back up when all is lost and start again.
Col says, “From The Ashes is a song that I felt needed to be written, but knew it was a story that I couldn’t tell on my own. So, I contacted my good friend and one Australia best songwriters, and I honestly think we have written a song that reflects the true heart and essence of the Australian spirit.”
Matt adds, “When Col rang me early January 2020 with the line ‘From The Ashes We Will Rise’, my ears pricked up. Being from the South Coast of NSW where towns were decimated, I feel a strong connection to the song we’ve written.”
The equally emotional music video, which premieres today exclusively on Countrytown, was filmed and directed by Col at Coral Street Production in Maleny, Queensland at the Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion.
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The track, which is fifth single from Matt’s album Aussie As Vol 2, was produced by Golden Guitar winning Shane Nicholson.
Matt Scullion, who has a long history of telling Australian stories, is a Golden Guitar winning singer-songwriter with 25 #1 songs to his credit. As a collaborator, he has had his songs recorded by the cream of Australian country music including Tom Curtain, The Viper Creek Band, Tania Kernaghan, Sara Storer, Cold Chisel, Adam Harvey, The Wolfe Brothers, Jayne Denham, Travis Collins, and Amber Lawrence. Matt, a highly successful solo artist has released multiple chart-topping singles including 1868 and the #1 charting song Aussie As in 2019.
Col Finley has been at the forefront of Australia’s country music scene for over three decades. With six successful commercial albums under his belt, he continues to deliver an energetic live show and a long- lasting connection with fans. Col has been devoted in giving back to the community which has seen him devote time to mental health awareness and with the release of his single Above The Blue in 2016, helped raise over $36,000 for Beyond Blue.
Watch the video below!