Today, Melbourne based hip-hop artist Birdz drops the official video for his single ‘Fly’ feat. Ngaiireand announces dates to his July-August Headline Tour with tickets on sale tomorrow at 9.00am AEST from here.
The official video, directed by Josh Lee from Sonder Films, focuses on the song’s lyrics “what we hold is treasure and gold” and “never let them take it from you”. Filmed in Sydney, Josh explains, “We went with strong performance shots revolving around golden light, showcasing the beauty and strength that these individuals (specifically focusing on Indigenous Australians) have within themselves. “
The arrival of today’s video follows Birdz powerful live performances on the first episode of ABC’s The Set. Performing with his full band and dance crew WaaWidgieMah Kultya, these remarkable performances saw Birdz perform ‘Fly’ with Ngaiire and for his widely lauded single ‘Bagi-La-M Bargan’, joined by Cousin Fred Leone. In addition, Birdz collaborated with Missy Higgins to cover Destiny’s Child’s‘Survivor’, which has now been viewed over 250k times on Facebook alone.
‘Fly’ premiered on triple j drive and was instantly added to full rotation. The uplifting track that speaks to the strength and beauty of resilience, was also added to double j, and supported across community radio stations, FBi Radio, 2SER, Triple R, SYN FM, 4ZZZ, Edge Radio and PBS. This month also sees Birdz chosen for MTV Australia and N.Z. ‘Indigenous Artist Of The Moment’ with coverage on MTV and MTV.com.au.
Produced with astound producer trials, ‘Fly’ was one of the first songs Birdz wrote for his upcoming new album project (released later this year). The song landed additions on Spotify playlists New Music Friday, The Local List, The Drip, Deadly Beats and Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Best New Songs, First, The New Australia, New Fire, Vibes and Alt Rap. ‘Fly’ received praise from tastemaker outlets Acclaim, Junkee Music (Release of the Week), NME Australia, Purple Sneakers, Life Without Andy and Music Feeds.
Raised in Katherine N.T. and based in Melbourne, as a proud Butchulla man, Birdz is renowned for his unique brand of hard-hitting hip-hop embodying strong messages of hope and self-determination. With over 4 million global streams to his name, the unapologetic rapper second full-length album will be released later this year and follows his critically acclaimed award-winning debut album Train Of Thought (2017) and his 2019 EP release, Place of Dreams.
Birdz will kick off his headline tour on Friday July 30th at The Landsdowne in Sydney followed by shows in Melbourne and Adelaide. All details below with tickets on sale tomorrow at 9am AESTfrom here.
Watch the Official Video for ‘Fly’ feat. Ngaiire here: