SOTD: Guy Sebastian delivers a colourful tribute to an old friend
Navigating his way through a bright and bold production, Guy Sebastian tackles a serious note on his new single ‘Choir’.
Paying tribute to former band member Luke Liang who passed away last year, he wanted to remind people of the positive and big soul he had.
This playful and catchy track serves as quite the contrast compared to the platinum-selling anthem ‘Before I Go’ which has been in the TMN Hot 100 Top 10 for five weeks. But the success of the soulful track didn’t stop there with it peaking at #1 on the iTunes charts in The Netherlands and receiving over 16 million streams with half of those being international based.
Making a conscious decision to make sure ‘Choir’ wasn’t a sombre piano ballad, Sebastian wanted to highlight the bright spirit and personality that Liang brought into his and other peoples lives. Therefore it has a very joyful sentiment to it as he reflects on the memories they shared and the things he wished he could’ve said to him.
“Reminiscing about us in Vegas, drinking like we’re famous. Man those days were crazy. But your book ran out of pages and now I wish I never waited, to tell you out of all the moments in my life the ones I got to spend with you were probably my favourite”.
Holding onto that heavy reflection and colourful memories, this song stands out as another anthem in Sebastian discography.
The chorus creates a big singalong moment which is almost like a giant choir coming together. With his profile heightened as a coach on The Voice, this song will no doubt become another radio and chart smash hit for him.
‘Choir’ is a song about celebration. It’s about making sure you tell the ones you love how you really feel and let them know how much they mean to you whilst you can. Grab onto that feeling and ride the euphoric waves that Sebastian’s smooth harmonies deliver.
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