Jimblah has made his powerful and timely return today, with the release of his latest single ‘About These Demons’.
The song is a pained expression of fury and frustration at white Australia for consistently pushing the struggles of First Nations people to the side, pretending what’s happening in America isn’t also happening here.
“What these songlines represent is, we as First Peoples don’t want to see this happening, the difference is we aren’t able to just turn our backs on it,” Jimblah said of the song in a press statement.
“We don’t have that option. So we have to be active about confronting these demons, we have to activate in a way that is working towards this healing of Country. So many people claim they love this Country, but the truth is – they love to exploit this Country. If they really loved this Country, they would love us, & we would be side by side battling these demons together.
“We need every single person who stands on this sacred Country to be activated, not just on socials, but at the dinner table, at the march, at the workplace, on the stage, in the board rooms, at parliament – that’s what true reconciliation will look like – when we are actually working together on this healing and it’s not just on the First Peoples to rid this Country of its on-going genocide and our beautiful way of being.”
‘About These Demons’ marks the first studio release of Jimblah’s in 2020, following his prolific 2019 with singles like ‘No Clapsticks’, ‘Black Paint’ and ‘Black Life Matters’.
He did, however, kick off 2020 with a stunning performance on triple j‘s ‘Like A Version’, giving his rendition of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’.
Listen to ‘About These Demons’ below.