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NAIDOC Week is here: A highlight of new music from First Nations artists

It’s NAIDOC Week baby, let’s celebrate! 

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture that kicks off on the first Sunday of July.

This year, we’re taking a look at a few of the magnificent tracks that have come from First Nations artists recently.

Backseat of My Mind – Thelma Plum

Australia’s sweetheart, Thelma Plum has finally returned with her first original release since 2020.

Thelma did what she always does and gave us a stunning song that will make you feel all the feels.

Wish You Well (Feat. Bernard Fanning) – Baker Boy

Baker Boy has teamed up with Bernard Fanning to do an epic adaptation of Bernard’s 2005 hit Wish You Well. 

Even though it’s tough to think of the classic hit reimagined, turns out that when you combine a national treasure with an up-and-coming superstar, only good things happen.

Devil in a Red Dress – Mr Rhodes and Charlie de’ Medici

Lismore rapper and producer Mr Rhodes has collabed with Charlie de’ Medici to drop this head-bopping banger.

If you’re in need of a new tune to get you to forget about this miserable winter, this is it.

Blak Matriarchy – Barkaa

Barkaa is just utterly captivating and her debut EP, Blak Matriarchy is no exception. 

Her 2022 release is powerful and inspiring as the Sydney artist lays down bar after bar telling the most truthful stories of her culture and country.

Ayarra Emeba (Calm Songs) – Emily Wurramara

ARIA Award nominee Emily Wurramara new EP tells sweet stories and nursery rhymes in both English and her traditional language, Anindilyakwa.

After a pretty tumultuous couple of years and no release from the songstress since 2018, the world was treated to Ayarra Emeba (Calm Songs) and they really are so calming.