Guy Sebastian opens up about the tragic story behind his new single
Guy Sebastian has opened up about the death of his dear friend which inspired his new single Choir.
While working in LA last year, beloved Australian singer Guy Sebastian received a call that changed his life forever.
His friend and longtime bandmate Luke Liang had lost his life after a battle with mental health.
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My beautiful brother @lukeliang – I woke up today and still can’t believe I can’t just call you, see you playing to my right at the next gig, listen to you go on about Star Trek, laugh at your hilarious insta stories or just take in the positive warmth of being in your presence. I miss you so much dude I really do. RIP my insanely talented, funny, genuine, humble friend. The stage will never be the same without you. Love you bro
Guy’s new single Choir is a tribute to his late friend. Although he initially wrote the song as a ballad, Guy ended up ripping it up because he felt it just didn’t represent his friend.
He tells Alan Jones he could barely keep it together when he first started performing the now joyful, upbeat song.
“It’s gotten a little easier as I’ve been singing this song more and more.
“The first few times I sang this I was a mess. Even at the Logies, I remember singing it and I got to a certain verse… and just choked up.
“I think out of all these tragic circumstances what we’ve all taken away as a band, even just within our close-knit music community, we are checking up on each other so much more.
“It’s really had a positive impact.”
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