This life well it's slipping right through my hands
These days turned out nothing like I had planned
Australian songbird, Thelma Plum has released a soulful cover of a classic - Powderfinger's 1999 song These Days.
The Gamilaraay songwriter and ARIA Award winner has shared the new track on May 28 - today. You can listen to her rendition in its entirety on all streaming platforms here. It's a song you'll certainly want on your isolation playlist. Her soft, warbling tones are a welcomed balm to sooth a noisy mind.
Thelma is currently recording her second album, but she took a break to record this her version of These Days. It's which is now the heartfelt and proud new soundtrack of the Commonwealth Bank's latest ad campaign. Thelma tells uplifting and honest story in her cover, capturing the poignancy and search for hope felt in the current social consciousness.
“I was given the chance to record a song I grew up with, and as a Brissie local, I already know a couple of the Powderfinger guys so of course, I said yes. I even recorded parts of it in Ian’s (Haug, Powderfinger guitarist) studio, which made it feel even more natural,” Thelma said of her new release.
The release comes days after the 2020 APRA Music Awards, where Thelma was nominated for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and in the Song of the Year category for Better In Blak.
These are just her latest successes. She's had a massive twelve months. Her debut album, released in July 2019, landed two huge singles; the ARIA Platinum Clumsy Love and the ARIA Gold Better In Blak. Plus, she's picked up dozens of accolades, nominations and awards, including six ARIA nominations and two National Indigenous Music Award nominations. Her national tour sold out completely and even her debut London show sold out a whole two months in advance.
Thelma Plum has rescheduled her tour to November and December this year, given the social-distancing restrictions still in place. The full list of new dates are on her website. It's called Homecoming Queen - and you'll have to be quick if you want a ticket.