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Guy Sebastian is the first to admit that his upcoming album, T.R.U.T.H. bloomed from adversity, however this album has proven that the singer songwriter has true grit and depth that delivers a deeper, more profound window into the vocal talent and heart of one of Australia’s most popular and respected male artists.
Released back in November 2018, ‘Before I Go’ opened up several new overseas markets
for Sebastian, peaking at #1 on the Netherlands iTunes chart. Then ‘Choir’, the second single to be lifted from T.R.U.T.H., dropped in May 2019 and went on to become Sebastian’s biggest radio single to date. This multi-ARIA-Award-winning, 3x Platinum-certified single is Sebastian’s crowning achievement, a deeply personal tribute that crowned the Song of The Year at the 2019 ARIA Awards. Sebastian then released ‘Let Me Drink’ feat. The HamilTones, before scoring another Top 10 ARIA hit with ‘Standing With You’, the Gold-certified fourth single from the album released in June of this year. On this timely song – the spiritual salve we all need right now – Guy reflects, “It’s probably one of the most poignant songs I’ve ever released.” The next single ‘Love On Display’ has been welcomed across radio and DSPs with it’s catchy hook and playful melody.
Although T.R.U.T.H. materialised in spurts – during various sessions with songwriters in different geographical locations across a two-and-a-half-year period – it’s undeniably Sebastian’s most cohesive-sounding album to date. “I feel like every song on the album has really extreme waves of emotion or tension release,” Guy observes.
Elsewhere, T.R.U.T.H is peppered with upbeat songs of romantic devotion, an ode to the friend- zoned plus a sexy nod to Sebastian’s R&B influences and the new single, ‘Love On Display’. A soulful, fun pop song, ‘Love on Display’ encourages everyone to express the joys around love, bringing everyone to an uplifting sense of hope.
T.R.U.T.H.’s cover art features a stunning photograph of Guy smiling and completely immersed in joy. Initially, a more stylised photo had been chosen to grace the album cover, but – when coupled with the album title, T.R.U.T.H. – this candid capture of Sebastian looking completely elated “just felt right”. “There’s definitely a sense of freedom,” Guy adds. “When you live a truthful life, you can smile without anything behind it; uninhibited joy knowing that you are doing your best to be the best person you can be. None of us are perfect, but the truth is important and it is something we should all strive for… I think throughout my life I will always look back on this album cover and remember exactly what I was feeling, even decades from now.”
Guy has announced his highly anticipated 2021 T.R.U.T.H. National Tour for November and December 2021 which is selling out fast!