Simon Hudson - "This Race"

This Race Single by Simon Hudson


"The bottom line is globetrotter Hudson’s soul, folk, dance-pop, funk and latin standards as skilful and casual as ever” - Diabolo Mox online magazine, Germany


This Race is the latest release for Simon, the Australian singer-songwriter whose highly original music weaves a captivating blend of world, roots and folk. This Race will launch globally in July 12/07/2024 through label Songs & Whispers (Germany), distributed by Broken Silence (Germany).


“Through his music, this creative Australian mind ignites a fresh and rejuvenating roots formula,
tapping into the sounds and styles of Brazil, West Africa, India, and many more.” - Aldora Britain

This Race suggest we are all caught up in a race - that we don’t always know that we are in. The race for fame and fortune, to impress those around us. We may not be conscious of it, but it drives our
decisions. Stepping outside allows us focus on more important things. Simon is a established songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, with influences including The Cat Empire, Jose Gonzalez, Neil Finn, Paul
Simon, and Brazil’s Carlinhos Brown. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Simon’s five international tours to Europe, Brazil, and Cuba have included European festivals, German national radio, Cuban national TV,
and pan-American radio. Combining soul-stirring originals, exquisite harmonies and funky world grooves, Simon performs on guitar, vocals and loop pedal, building layers ofsound into a marvellous fabric that moves your body and your soul. Simon plays solo up to a 6-piece band plus horns and Brazilian percussion. Previous releases include album Aguas Profundas (2023), EP Islands (2020), crowd-funded
album Earthman (2016) and EP Time and Space (2012).


“Melbourne has long had a reputation for worldly art, culture, and heritage, emerging from the
city’s underbelly and overflowing onto international stages. Contemporary singer-songwriter Simon
Hudson is a glorious underground testament to this.” - Aldora Britain Records

This Race - song credits

Lead vocals, nylon-string acoustic and electric guitar, electric piano, organ, bass - Simon Hudson

Drums - Andrew Horneman

Backing vocals - Karina Lehman

Original song and lyrics - Simon Hudson

Shayan Studios in Preston

Produced by Simon Hudson

Mixed and mastered by Tomas Strode at Rolling Stock Recording Studios, Collingwood

Cover photograph by Fernanda Cruz

Cover design by Simon Hudson


Thank you always to my beautiful wife Jimena for your unwavering love & support, creative input and priceless advice. Thank you to my wonderful family including Daniel, Diogo, Anna, Nina, Sarah, Nicky, Geoff & Rosane. Huge thanks to Omid Shayan for generously donating studio space and time.


Gratefully acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which this song was made, Naarm Melbourne, Australia.


This Race will launch globally in July 12/07/2024 through label Songs & Whispers (Germany), distributed by Broken Silence (Germany).


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