FIREROSE and Billy Ray Cyrus collaborate for a post-pandemic “new day”
Australian singer / songwriter FIREROSE and country star Billy Ray Cyrus have released a new single called “New Day”, now available (July 2). The tune combines elements of indie pop and country, creating a unique sound from two very different performers.
The new song is an uplifting hymn that promises the dawn of a better age. After a difficult year with the pandemic, FIREROSE felt it was time to release a song that spreads positivity and light, promising better times. “We have all had this collective experience over the last year or so which has been a challenge for everyone for different reasons. And it really is a song that comes at the right time to bring a positive new day to people around the world, ”FIREROSE told American Songwriter.
“I love those lyrics in the chorus, I move again / I breathe again / And it’s a new day; that pretty much sums it up, ”she continues. “I couldn’t really imagine that for a good part of last year. And now it’s like, ‘Oh, yeah, we’re going to live together again, and we’re going to be able to breathe together again!’ ”
FIREROSE initially wrote most of the song on his own, before the pandemic and during a difficult personal time, but came to believe that the single’s message should be released now. She turned to her longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus to help her finish the single, and he added her always special country flair.
The two met on the set of Hannah montana ten years ago, and have stayed in touch ever since. Along with FIREROSE in LA and Billy Ray in Tennessee, they co-wrote the song on Zoom and recorded it on other virtual platforms. The clip was also shot with various images taken from a FaceTime chat.
Cyrus also sang the praises of FIREROSE, saying, “I learned a long time ago that perseverance is in the quality of character of a human being, as carbon is in steel. FIREROSE is the very definition of perseverance, combined with a tremendous amount of talent as a songwriter, singer and producer. Her perseverance has paid off, she has her chance. That’s all you can ask for in this business. She deserved it. She never gave up. I admire it.
Watch the clip for “New Day” below.
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