Last night’s episode of ABC’s live music program The Sound brought together Budjerah, Ngaiire and Gretta Ray – three huge talents in their own right – to deliver an absolutely stunning rendition of The Temper Trap‘s 2008 classic ‘Sweet Disposition’.
Instrumentally, it’s a relatively faithful version that stays true to the original. The real joy, however, is hearing each vocalist’s soaring, powerhouse performances – both alone and harmonising with one another.
As the performance reaches its emotive climax, the trio are joined by the Yavusa Choir and all the soaring, open-hearted magic of the song is brought fully to life. Filmed at Sydney Town Hall, it’s also a bloody gorgeous video. Check it out below.
Budjerah’s performance follows a wildly successful year for the fast-rising Bundjalung songwriter. He released latest single ‘Wash My Sorrows Away’ last week, just days after winning the the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist award at this year’s ARIAs. A couple weeks earlier, he also took out the New Talent of the Year Award at the 2021 National Indigenous Music Awards.
Ngaiire, meanwhile, released her brilliant third album 3 back in August, after being previewed with singles like ‘Shiver’, ‘Boom’, ‘Closer’ and ‘Him’. She also teamed up with rapper Birdz earlier this year, appearing on collaborative single ‘Fly’.
Gretta Ray’s similarly excellent debut LP Begin to Look Around also arrived in August. The same month, she spoke to Music Feeds about the themes of heartbreak and self-discovery that fuelled the album, embracing pop and collaborating with Gang of Youths.
Watch Budjerah, Ngaiire and Gretta Ray perform ‘Sweet Disposition’ below.