It’s not often we get to see Aboriginal culture in a music video, but Gold Coast producer Daily Holla is out to change all that with his new single ‘Yolngu’.
And it’s not just a tokenistic look either; the producer (real name Harry Deadman) has been immersed in Indigenous culture since a young age.
“I’ve been lucky enough to grow up closely with an Aboriginal family since I was about four,” he explains. “Dad flew us up to Gove and said he wanted to go and visit an Indigenous community. They said it would be extremely hard and may not be possible.
“However, we soon found out that they had been ‘singing’ for two white children to come and play with their own children. We arrived and met the Matriarch, she said, ‘what kept you, what took you so long?’
“The music video is all footage I have filmed during my visits. It shows the family that we have spent many years with. I really wanted to put this video and song out, highlighting and celebrating the amazingly rich culture they have.”
Not only does the video grant us an opportunity to glimpse into the world of our first people and their culture, but it also serves up some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll see in a music video all year; the shots around and following the 56 second mark on their own are worth the price of admission.
It’s a remarkable clip.