Midnight Oil Announce ‘The Makarrata Project’
September 25, 2020
It’s been almost 20 years since Midnight Oil unveiled a new longform release. That wait will finally be over on October 30 when their seven song mini-album, ‘The Makarrata Project’ lands online and in stores on CD & Vinyl.
‘The Makarrata Project’ is a themed mini-album of collaborations with Indigenous artists. Midnight Oil will donate its share of any proceeds it receives from this release to organisations which seek to elevate The Uluru Statement From The Heart in particular and Indigenous reconciliation more broadly.
Last month, the live-sounding lead track ‘Gadigal Land’ (featuring Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs & Bunna Lawrie) provided an incendiary first taste of this themed collection. A second single, ‘First Nation’ (featuring Jessica Mauboy & Tasman Keith), is available now.
The recordings were produced by long-time collaborator Warne Livesey who also helmed Midnight Oil albums ‘Diesel & Dust’, ‘Blue Sky Mining’ and ‘Capricornia.’
Pre-order ‘The Makarrata Project’ here.
The full track listing for ‘The Makarrata Project’ is as follows:
1. First Nation (feat. Jessica Mauboy & Tasman Keith)
2. Gadigal Land (feat. Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs & Bunna Lawrie)
3. Change The Date (feat. Gurrumul Yunupingu & Dan Sultan)
4. Terror Australia (feat. Alice Skye)
5. Desert Man, Desert Woman (feat. Frank Yamma)
6. Wind In My Head [Makarrata version] (feat Kev Carmody & Sammy Butcher)
7. Uluru Statement From The Heart (read by Pat Anderson, Stan Grant, Adam Goodes, Ursula Yovich & Troy Cassar-Daley) / Come On Down (feat. Troy Cassar-Daley)
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