Aussie rock veterans Hoodoo Gurus have shared their final single for the year, ‘Carry On’, a prescient ode to resilience and pushing through struggle that was written just prior to the onset of COVID-19 last year.
“‘Carry On’ wasn’t written about the pandemic but the song has certainly been useful in helping me get through it: just remember to keep your head down and do your best,” frontman Dave Faulkner explains. “That’s a philosophy that we in the Hoodoo Gurus have always tried to live by.”
‘Carry On’ arrives alongside a music video that pays tribute to frontline medical workers and the immense work they do – particularly over the last two years. It’s an emotionally-charged clip with actual nurses cast in the leading role (and a brief cameo from Faulkner himself.)
“I have a sister-in-law who is a career nurse as well as a nephew and niece who are following in her footsteps – one a nurse, the other a paramedic – and I have always marveled at their ability to handle the terrible stress of working in such a demanding environment,” Faulker says.
“But they do, turning up to work each day with optimism despite the terrors they face. It is the spirit of people like them that I wanted to honour in my song and the video that goes with it.”
Check out the video for ‘Carry On’ below. Hoodoo Gurus are set to head out on their rescheduled 40th anniversary tour alongside the Dandy Warhols in April 2022 – see dates and details here.