Legendary Australian rockers TASTE have released the music video for “2020’s Gone”, a new track from their upcoming EP Brothers Vol. 1 that will be available worldwide on December 23rd. You can view the video below.
Ken Murdoch sharing the idea behind the single, “2020’s Gone” was written as a anthem to kick this year’s arse and say “good riddance.” 2020 and Covid directly affected us. As we were beginning to start recording, our drummer left due to mental issues from the lock down, to the end result being he decided not to return to music at all. That was quiet a blow to us and a band and add friends.“
Ken Murdoch, Michael Tortoni and Joey Amenta are hoping to create a universal response at 12:01AM on the 1st January 2021 by encouraging all media and musicians to join them in playing “2020’s Gone” through whatever outlet is available to you. Imagine the euphoria if we collectively gave 2020 the send off it deserves. Good Riddance!! Join us for all the fun of singing along to this anthem.
Brothers Vol. 1 is an EP for our times but steeped in the wide-screen colours of a more progressive era. Real strings. Layers of percussion. Walls of harmony. Crafted segues, dramatic timing shifts and a vast, unified vision that befits the grandeur of its title. The band is a potpourri of Queen, Muse and 10cc. Harmonies, guitars and souring vocals abound!
Pre-ordered at: https://smarturl.it/2020sGone
No one could expect the events of Covid in 2020 so TASTE are celebrating its demise with their new single “2020’s Gone” co-written with fellow musician Les Brazil with its uplifting message lyrically and anthemic sing a long chorus. A joyous anthem for our freedom. Dealing with the anxieties and worries that has effected all of us, the song resolves with an uplifting positive message embedded in each chorus. “We need a song that we can all singalong to, at one minute past twelve, to say good riddance to what has turned out to be basically a shit year.” – Michael Tortoni
“Not only are musicians and road-crews affected financially, but the mental strain is enormous, and with calls to Beyond Blue’s 24/7 Support Service having increased during the pandemic by 48 per cent compared to the same time last year (March through August),this is why we felt we needed to take some form off action.We are donating 20% of our EP sales Profits to Beyond Blue to try and help as much as we can” Said bassist Michael Tortoni
“We’re hoping to extend a call of arms, of sorts, to fellow musicians to singalong with us to show solidarity and support for those in need” Joey Amenta Guitarist commented.
Ken Murdoch singer and songwriter said “It’s been a truly horrible year and we hope everyone will join in and say good riddance. Its a great anthem- “2020’s Gone” One that says from here on things can only get better!”
We are extremely proud to be working & supporting such an important cause and along with our record label MR Records we are happy to donate monies from the sales of the upcoming EP Brothers Vol 1 which has the Song 2020’s GONE as the first single.
For donations visit: https://fundraise.beyondblue.org.au/taste-2020-s-gone
CEO Georgie Harman said Beyond Blue is very grateful to the generous people who dedicate their time and energy to host events to support Beyond Blue’s work.