Inspired by people’s willingness to come together in the face of environmental and social challenges
Why I wrote this song
This song isn’t just about the fires. It isn’t just about the irresponsibility of our governing body giving mining companies access to our limited drinking water, and it isn’t just about Australia.
It is most importantly about putting fear aside and coming together. It is about
freedom of speech, our freedom to protest, about our freedom to tell the truth: our
freedom to ask questions. And what has been overwhelmingly obvious is when my country was on fire, people used their differences to help each other.
And we as the people of the world need to understand and continue to grow a sense of unity in a time when we are encouraged now more than ever to be fearful of these differences. Deep down, many of our underlying fundamental values are exactly the same – and these are the ones we are coming together to protect for our next generations.
About me as an artist
Musically, Ziggy has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.
About the music video
A song for freedom of speech and strength in community. Inspired by people’s willingness to come together in the face of environmental and social challenges.