TUNE Allysha Joy - Selfish
Acadie : Raw opens with FNFL, which Allysha describes as speaking for mother and mother nature, a call to action to treat our planet and all sentient beings with due respect. Dedicated to the traditional and rightful owners of "Australian" country, as they continue an ongoing battle for land rights, acknowledging that sovereignty was never ceded. Selfish, is about a beautiful ex-partner who Allysha describes as difficult to escape, the soulful grooving Honesty is a call for just that, to speak honestly. The glorious jazz-powered anthem Know Your Power is a call to us all, men and women to acknowledge our power, encouraging conversation, consent and consideration in every context, always. The grooving Desire is about the pain of true Desire and Akala is inspired by the humanitarian, historian and rapper 'Akala' and aims to encourage people to seek out news in its truest form, to not be misled by mainstream media and the spread of fake news. “do not remain ignorant to the pain that exists within this world. Sea levels are rising, innocent people seeking asylum are left caged, wars ravage on and there is still no treaty in "Australia". Make a change.” In Eagle, Allysha imagines she is a bird flying over earth wondering how it might feel to look upon the smoke of humanity. Swallow Me finds Allysha succumbing hard to love and finally, Enate came to Allysha in a dream: “She came to me. And waking up from the powerful dream I went straight to my piano with a new sense of trust and a heart full of love. Dedicated to all the women in the world leading the way for other women”.
It is the heartfelt mix of love and power, of desire and wonder, anger and faith and hope for change that underpins Acadie : Raw and marks Allysha Joy out as a future star telling her tales and spreading her wings to bring the joys of life to us all.