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Judith Owen at the Paris Cat in Melbourne on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Judith Owen at the Paris Cat in Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Judith Owen Premieres ‘Somebody’s Child’ Video NOISE11 EXCLUSIVE

by Paul Cashmere on August 22, 2016

in News

Singer-songwriter Judith Owen has released a confronting video for ‘Somebody’s Child’, the title track from her latest album.

The video is a statement about the homeless with links to myfriendsplace.org and hellohumankindness.org portrayed at the end of the video.

Judith tells Noise11.com, “‘Somebody’s Child’ is about me seeing this beautiful black girl in Manhattan in the middle of winter, barefoot, off her head on drugs, pregnant and just wearing trash bags as her clothes. I ran across the road to avoid her, as most people do. In doing so I thought ‘this is somebody’s child’. I could easily be in the same situation if I had a different life, different breaks, a different start”.

That theme goes throughout the ‘Somebody’s Child’ album. “The whole record is about recognising what is important and finding humanity,” she says.

Watch the Judith Owen Noise11 interview

Judith’s band The Section features three of the most iconic session players in the world, Leland Sklar on bass, Russ Kunkel on drums and Waddy Wachtel on guitar. The album was released on Twanky Records, the label she owns with husband Harry Shearer. “That’s how you do it when you’re not Adele,” she says. “You do it yourself”.

Without the interference of a major labels accountants dropping by to check the balance sheet each week Judith has been in the enviable position to create an album straight from and for the heart.

In June Judith showcased the album in Australia with Leland making the trip for the performances, Pedro Segundo on percussion and Harry making a guest appearance for a jazzed up version of his Spinal Tap classic ‘Big Bottom’.

Judith Owen ‘Somebody’s Child’ is out now in Australia.


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