Ili had an exclusive interview with our fave half Malaysian guy… Guy Sebastian on his single Standing With You amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the world by storm and for all the lives that we’ve lost.
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Guy Sebastian co-wrote the song with Jamie Hartman, who also produced and co-wrote Before I Go, the platinum-selling, lead single from Sebastian’s forthcoming album. Sebastian expressed at a time like such, depression can get the better of you, and having someone by your side despite not understanding what you may be going through is all some people need.
“ I wrote the song recently just a few months ago, it was kind of when COVID-19 was really starting over here in Australia and started to get quite rapid in the States as well. So I flew over to LA, and I was on the way to a songwriting session, and my cousin actually uploaded this beautiful post on Instagram about his battle with depression, and he did it because he wanted to help other people going through the same thing. And, so I was reading it in Uber and on the way to my studio session, and when I got there, I wanted to write something for him, and he was really happy!”
“It inspired this next song! All you need to do is really just say, you’re not alone, and I am standing with you and I’m with you, and I love you, I can’t pretend to know what you’re going through but I’m here!”
He also goes on the share about the moment he broke down watching his brother perform on the stage of The Voice Australia, where he is a judge on the show!