Today, ARIA Award winning artist Jessica Mauboy announces her highly anticipated fifth studio album YOURS FOREVER due out on February 9, 2024 via Warner Music Australia.
Written and recorded on home soil, the 14-track album reflects a journey of self-discovery and empowerment for the Australian pop icon. "YOURS FOREVER is me at my truest self, comfortable in my skin, not comparing myself or trying to be someone or something that anyone expects me to be." Mauboy continues, "When you strip it all back, musically it's beautiful melodies, storytelling lyrics, rhythms that connect with the soul, and it has a depth that I've never gone to or shared before."
YOURS FOREVER permeates a strong sense of time and place for Mauboy as she chronicles the stories of her life's brightest and darkest moments. "At the heart of the record, I wanted to share my experience of unpacking challenging times that we all come up against in life. For me, it was feelings of not being worthy, and coming to a place of knowing, a confirmation that I am enough".
Exploring themes of love, hope, heartbreak, and resilience, the new album spotlights Mauboy's introspective song writing and infectious pop melodies that audiences have come to know and love. The new album follows Mauboy's 2019 #1 ARIA Album HILDA and is her first full-length release with Warner Music Australia.
Today, Mauboy offers the first taste of her upcoming record, releasing the first single 'Give You Love' teaming up with international superstar Jason Derulo. This emotionally charged, irresistible pop release is anchored by Mauboy's powerhouse vocal lifted by soulful additions of an organ, piano and choir.
Following recent singles 'Right Here, Right Now', 'Automatic' and 'Glow', Mauboy worked with Melbourne-based songwriter WILSN to bring 'Give You Love' to life. "The collaboration came together quite magically, like beautiful, glistening, crystal-clear water flowing together. When we sent the song to WILSN and she heard my voice on the track for the first time, she burst into tears", recalls Mauboy.
While filming the upcoming season of The Voice Australia as a coach, Mauboy knew in her bones that she wanted fellow coach Jason Derulo to be a part of the track. "Jason is such an incredible singer and he's got such a deep soul and spirit. He grew up singing in church and was classically trained, so I had no doubt he would sound amazing on this special song,". Within two days of hearing 'Give You Love' – the artist behind chart-topping hits such as 'Talk Dirty', 'Ridin' Solo', 'Whatcha Say' and 'Savage Love' – had laid down his vocals. "It's an honour to collaborate with Jason, we love each other's work and respect each other as artists."
"It was a pleasure working side-by-side with Jess as a coach on The Voice and I feel incredibly blessed that Jess thought of me for this song." Shares Jason. "I had such a blast putting my spin on it and laying down the vocals when I was in Sydney. I hope everyone can feel the warmth and spirit in 'Give You Love'."
Mauboy, a proud Kuku Yalanji woman and ambassador for the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, understands the power of giving. "What we're able to give back says so many things about where we've come from and where we want to go moving forward," says Mauboy. "This song is a helping hand when you need it the most. When you need gratitude, when you need grounding, when you need waking up, and when you need love: this song is here." Derulo shares this sentiment, having shared with Mauboy that the song taps into his passion for giving back to his community and making an impact.
The new single arrives alongside a stunning music video which features Mauboy and Derulo surrounded by a soulful choir and contemporary dancers. The official video is directed by Rowena and Joel Rasmussen from Move Like Water.
To further celebrate today's album news, Mauboy announces her YOURS FOREVER National Tour kicking off in March next year. Mauboy will tour regional and metro cities around the country across 22 dates bridging March, April and May. Mauboy will also deliver the show in Auckland on May 11. General Public ticket go on sale Monday August 14 at 10:00am AEST. For more information, please visit: http://www.jessicamauboy.com/
With an illustrious career spanning 15 years in the industry, Mauboy has achieved 6 x Top 10 Albums, 15 x Top 20 Singles, 4 x ARIA Platinum selling albums, 30 x ARIA Nominations and #1 records on both the ARIA Singles and Album charts. Mauboy has toured with Beyonce, performed for Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, and made history as the first non-European solo artist to represent Australia at Eurovision in 2014. Since 2021, Mauboy has been a much-loved coach on The Voice Australia, currently airing on Channel Seven.
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YOURS FOREVER NATIONAL TOUR
Tuesday, March 12: Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC
Wednesday, March 13: West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul VIC
Friday, March 15: Costa Hall, Geelong VIC
Saturday, March 16: Palais Theatre, St Kilda VIC
Sunday, March 17: Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC
Friday, March 22: Newcastle Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW
Saturday, March 23: Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Friday, April 5: Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville QLD
Saturday, April 6: MECC, Mackay QLD
Sunday, April 7: Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD
Tuesday, April 9: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg QLD
Thursday, April 11: Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD
Friday, April 12: HOTA Theatre, Gold Coast QLD
Saturday, April 13: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Thursday, April 18: Crown Theatre, Perth WA
Saturday, April 20: Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT
Wednesday, April 24: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide SA
Friday, April 26: Princess Theatre, Launceston TAS
Saturday, April 27: Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS
Thursday, May 2: Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury NSW
Friday, May 3: Canberra Theatre, Canberra ACT
Saturday, May 4: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra NSW
Saturday, 11 May: Auckland Town Hall, Auckland NZ