Australian duo Busby Marou have unveiled the official video for their track ‘Paint This Land’, a clip that acknowledges the role Indigenous soldiers have played, and continue to play, in Australia’s Defence Force.
The clip features actor Tony Barry and director Wayne Blair’s father, Bob Blair, a Vietnam War veteran and the first Aboriginal Regimental Sergeant Major in Australia. The video also features the mural artwork of Sydney street artist Hego, who will soon launch a documentary on black Anzacs. His contribution to this clip is the first time he’s created a mural that features both an Indigenous & a non-Indigenous soldier together.
By focussing on themes of solidarity, reconciliation and hope, Busby Marou hope to pay homage to the past and look forward with a united and respectful vision.
“‘Paint This Land’ is our song about the Australian spirit,” says Busby Marou’s Tom Busby. “It’s everywhere, it’s beautiful and it’s alive! The song acknowledges our powerful indigenous culture and celebrates our future. Working with Wayne Blair and watching the song and its message come to life through the power of film is without a doubt, our finest moment as a band.” huge privilege to work alongside Wayne, Jeremy, Thomas and the formidable cast and crew.”