Brisbane’s own Cub Sport have teamed up with none other than Darren Hayes for their latest single release.
‘I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life’ is a song “about happy crying”, explains the band’s Tim Nelson.
“I remember being at home and looking over at Bolan, Miss and Eve on the couch – they all looked so beautiful and happy and I was filled with so much gratitude and happiness and pride for how far we’d come and how many obstacles we’d overcome to get to that point.”
As mentioned, the new track also contains a vocal feature by pop supremo Darren Hayes, who jumped at the chance to be part of the song.
“I’ve been of a fan of Cub Sport since I first heard ‘Come On Mess Me Up’. At the time, I didn’t realize they were Australian, let alone from my home town. I just loved the songs, Tim’s voice, the production.
“A few weeks ago, I got a text from Tim asking if I wanted to be involved in ‘I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life’. I listened to the song, and literally burst into tears of joy.
“I responded immediately saying yes. Tim was so generous, he offered me the opportunity to contribute in whatever way I wanted – whether that meant writing my own verse or doing a different take on it.
“But when I first I heard the song, it was perfect, and I knew all I had to do was sing the song the way it had been written. That’s how it came about.”
‘I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life’ has been released today to co-incide with Spirit Day, which aims to support and empower LGBTIQ youth to stand up against bullying; a cause close to Darren’s heart – as well as the band’s.
“I hope it can bring hope and light to anyone who’s going through it right now,” Tim says.
“I spent so many years of my life feeling like I’d always have to hide, letting the horrible things people would say push me further and further from being my authentic self. I know how it feels to want to be somebody other than yourself but this song is proof that you can make it to the other side.
“You are who you are for a reason and you’re deserving of love and happiness. Hang in there, I promise you it gets better.”
Take a listen to the song below.