Rudd personally delivered the new song to triple j‘s Veronica and Lewis yesterday afternoon, and the song is now available to stream in full, below.
Come People was mixed by Errol Brown, who also lent his production chops to Nanna. The song is based around Rudd’s lyrical messages of harmony and diversity, mirrored in the diverse heritage of The United Nations, which includes musos of Indigenous Australian, South African, Samoan, German and Papua New Guinea descent.
The track rises and falls as Rudd sings, “I held that little girl / She was a message in my dreaming / Bring my hands to namaste and I will graciously set you free.”
Xavier Rudd’s latest solo album is 2012’s Spirit Bird. Nanna will see him and his guitar take centre stage when it’s released on 13th March. Come People will be released on iTunes on Friday, 6th February.
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are set to take Nanna on the road between March and April. View their tour dates in full, below.
Listen: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations – Come People
Watch: Nanna – Making Of
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations – Nanna Tour Dates
Thursday, 19th March
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 21st March
The Metro, Sydney NSW
Sunday, 22nd March
The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Friday 27th March
HQ Complex, Adelaide SA
Sunday, 29th March
West Coast Blues & Roots, Fremantle Park, Fremantle, WA
Tickets: via Moshtix | 300 438 849
Sunday, 5th April
Bluesfest, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets: via Ticketmaster
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations – Nanna Track Listing:
2. While I’m Gone
4. Come People
7. Rusty Hammer
8. Rainbow Serpent