PRESENTED BY Thomas Champagne
We all know her voice by now. Without question, they are some of the most gloriously elastic vocal chords in contemporary music. In one song, she will sound as hushed and intimate as a lover before sleep, before reverberating with an operatic force so great, it seems possible walls might collapse and time will fold in on itself. Across the Pacific and Atlantic—from Australia to Asia, the US and UK—stunned audiences have been mesmerised and transformed, one at a time, by the extraordinary talent that is Kate Miller-Heidke.
About this song...
8. IN THE DARK
Kate says: "This is really Keir's song, and it was written fairly quickly. It's about his grandparents, who lived together in Toowoomba and passed away. The first time we played it to his mother was quite hard, because you tap into things you didn't even know you felt. The car sits where he parked it / no more clicks on the clock / Clean and neat as he kept it / Now he's gone, gone, gone'—because that car is still in that garage. For us, 'In the Dark' sums up a lot of themes on the record, somehow, the contrast between the dark and the light. The outro of the song is about moving towards the light, which is death, but at the same time it's the start of something new."
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