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Guy Sebastian album ‘T.R.U.T.H.’ released via Sony Music; Australian singer says he’s unashamed

Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian, 38, has released his ninth studio album “T.R.U.T.H.” on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music. The Australian singer-songwriter behind the chart-topper “Angels Brought Me Here” admitted that his latest album delivers a deeper, more profound take on personal and communal experiences and struggles in life, love and everything in between.

Before its official release on October 16, 2020, “T.R.U.T.H.” has so far spawned multiple singles including “Before I Go,” which opened up several overseas market for Sebastian and peaked at number 1 on the iTunes charts in the Netherlands. Also from the album, “Choir” went on to become his biggest radio single in Australia to date.

A multi-ARIA-Award-winning three-time Platinum-certified single, “Choir” is Sebastian’s crowning achievement, a deeply personal tribute that won Song of the Year at the 2019 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. He then scored another Top 10 ARIA hit with “Standing With You,” the Gold-certified, latest and fourth single from the album released on June 26, 2020.

“It’s probably one of the most poignant songs I’ve ever released,” Sebastian said of “Standing With You.” He co-wrote the song with Jamie Hartman and Greg Holden.

The “T.R.U.T.H.” cover art features a stunning photograph of Sebastian smiling and completely immersed in joy. He said, “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.”

 

Aside from selling almost four million albums to date, Sebastian is the only Australian artist in ARIA chart history to boast six number 1 singles, the most by any Australian male artists in ARIA history and two number 1 albums. His latest album “T.R.U.T.H.” paints the portrait of an artist at the top of his game.

“I know who I am and I’m unashamed, as well,” Sebastian said. “I’m not trying to be something that I’m not.”

After the release of “T.R.U.T.H.” singles, Sebastian was overwhelmed by messages from his fans via social media, email, and snail mail. He acknowledged, “Those notes and shared moments really helped me create this album giving me such purpose and drive to keep going so ‘T.R.U.T.H.’ is their album, as well.”

Although “T.R.U.T.H.” materialized in spurts during various sessions with songwriters in different geographical locations across a two-and-a-half-year period, it is undeniably Sebastian’s most cohesive-sounding album to date. The “Angels Brought Me Here” hitmaker said, “I feel like every song on the album has really extreme waves of emotion or tension release.”

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.” The soulful, fun pop song encourages everyone to express the joys around love, bringing everyone to an uplifting sense of hope.

“There’s definitely a sense of freedom,” Sebastian said. “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.”

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