Sony Music Australia is pleased to announce the 3rd single ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ from Delta’s forthcoming album ‘CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE’ due out later this month.
‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ is an amazing song on so many levels. Musically, it soars from Delta sitting alone at the piano, to a symphony of strings and voices. Delta delivers a dynamic, unique and breathtaking vocal performance – it’s the singer in spine-tingling full voice.
Lyrically, at the heart and inspiration of this epic song, ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ is a tribute to one of Delta’s dearest lifelong friends, Liam, who lost his life in an accident in 2009.
“I tried a million different ways to write this song,” says Delta. “I had to have a song about this moment in my life of losing one of my best friends. Then on his actual birthday, it was two years later, I said I’m not leaving this day without having THE song about it. You can try a million ways, I wrote probably 20 songs about it, and then on his actual birthday, I wrote this song.”
Not surprisingly, Delta says she sometimes finds ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ almost too emotional to sing, although she also feels it’s one of her best songs ever. It’s a composition that will no doubt quickly take its place alongside the most emotive and beloved songs in the 27-year-old artist’s ever-growing cannon of timeless hits.
‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ is the third single to be lifted from Delta’s new album, ‘CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE’ which is set for release on October 26. Cast alongside the first two singles, the multi-platinum ‘SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD’ and the stormier ‘DANCING WITH A BROKEN HEART’, the new song ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ gives us a fuller indication of the spectrum of sounds, moods and emotions that awaits us on ‘CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE’.
Coinciding with the release of ‘CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE’ Delta will be back home in Australia for her east coast shows, AN EVENING WITH DELTA GOODREM: “THE TOP OF MY WORLD SHOWS”.
‘CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE’ marks the beginning of a new chapter in Delta’s extraordinary career in which she has already notched up eight number 1 singles, three number 1 albums, sold in excess of 6 million albums worldwide, and won ten ARIA Awards.
For now, take a moment to think of those you miss and lose yourself in ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ the stunning new single from Delta Goodrem released October 12th.
SINGLE: ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ IS OUT OCTOBER 12
ALBUM: ‘CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE’ IS OUT OCTOBER 26