Sand Dunes

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‘Sand Dunes’— a new single by Bonniesongs released as a benefit for wildlife charities helping to preserve and restore Australian wildlife following on from the devastation from recent bushfires.

The track is the first piece of new material to be shared since the Australian Irish art-folk virtuoso's debut album Energetic Mind, released last year through Small Pond Records in the UK and Art As Catharsis in Australia.

According to reports, almost half a billion animals have been impacted by the bushfires in New South Wales brought on by record-breaking temperatures and months of sustained drought. In response, Bonniesongs will donate all proceeds from 'Sand Dunes' to WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) a charity whose mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

Commenting on the track, Bonnie explains: "'Sand Dunes' was inspired by a trip I took part in with large improvising ensemble The Splinter Orchestra. We were exploring and recording in the vast natural landscape of Mungo National Park. Mungo is one of the most powerfully resonant environmental and cultural sites in Australia. I found that connecting with the land as well as the sharing of this connection with likeminded artists to be a significant experience in my life. It is in a part a love song for that place and time. In response to the recent bushfire devastation I would like to release this song in honour of Australia’s natural landscape and wildlife".

More info and listening related to Splinters trip to Mungo can be found here:

www.corfuhler.com/splinter-orchestra
www.splinterorchestra.com/music

You can donate further or find more info on WIRES here:

www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund

Sand Dunes is out now via Small Pond Records and available through all good digital service providers.

lyrics

Climbing up, my feet sink into the ground. Covered by a vast blanket of sand.
And only ghosts can follow us around.
And little spiders, climb up from the ground

Sand dunes, I never want to leave you Sand dunes, we sing into the clouds

Wandering souls, make their way across the land
Randomly tend to meet, in clumps and make some strange sounds A soundscape of bells, chimes and whistles
A low toned hum, at the bottom of these hills

Sand dunes, I never want to leave you Sand dunes, we sing into the clouds

And darkness comes, and orange turns to grey Little tiny footprints run, very far away Thunderstorms rumble, in the distance, is that rain? But we are scattered, all around this place

Sand dunes, I never want to leave you Sand dunes, we sing into the clouds Sand dunes, I never want to leave you Sand dunes, we sing into the clouds

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released February 6, 2020
Vocals + Guitar by Bonnie
Cello by Freya Schack-Arnott
Produced by Alyx Dennison
Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Trumpmanis

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Bonniesongs Sydney, Australia

Art-folk virtuoso Bonniesongs, aka Bonnie Stewart, released her debut album Energetic Mind in September 2019 via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis. While previously described as “dreamy experimental indie

folk”, Energetic Mind sees Bonniesongs exploring heavier and darker material while also retaining the charm of her earlier releases.
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