Feature: SUNFLOWER – Get Yourself Together
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, comes an epic collaboration of musical forces – SUNFLOWER. Immediate main stage festival performances and sold-out headliners, combined with the success of their debut single, ‘Better Days’ have cemented the band’s position as a leading force in Australian music today.
Continuing to spread their message of empowerment and hope during this significant global hardship, comes their follow-up hard-hitting soul/rock anthem, ‘Get Yourself Together’.
Composed of brothers Luke and Sam Woods (drums and bass), Dave Webster (Lead Guitar) the Brisbane-based, Australian 5-piece is the love-child of leading frontwoman, Kahlia Ferguson and singer/songwriter, Lawson Doyle.
The dynamic pair were fatefully drawn together at Bluesfest 2019, as showcasing artists on the Delta Stage. Struck by each other’s raw talent, the two quickly discovered a unique musical connection through months of songwriting and performing together behind the scenes.
Fortuitously, both lead singers found themselves standing in the ruins of their respective bands within a week of each other. Instead of retreating to lick their wounds, the concept of a brand new act featuring their paradoxical musicality, positive mantra and seductive mystique quickly came to life.
Collectively they have shared stages with the likes of Dead Kennedys (US), Wolfmother, Supersuckers (US), Powderfinger, Jet, Missy Higgins, Busby Marou, Casey Barnes, Sheppard, The Cat Empire, and The Jungle Giants. The band members have showcased across sizeable public events such as Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, St Kilda Fest, Caloundra Music Fest, Bluesfest, Beerfest, Woodford Folk Festival, Gympie Music Muster and more.
“We’ve all had times in our lives when push has come to shove and we know it’s time to get our sh*t together. This song was written as an anthem for the typical 20-something-year-old struggling to get their life back on track. I think everyone of us can relate to that universal feeling of that push to stop messing around. That push can come in the form of an event or a relationship or an opportunity. The world is moving so fast and we’re all just trying to find our feet in it.” – Kahlia Ferguson
SUNFLOWER carries heavy influence from the prowess, expressionism and freedom of legendary rock outfits Oasis, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell and The Doors. Their music is a well-crafted fusion of the eclectic tones and grooves of the ’60s & ’70s, enveloped by their modern energy and timeless lyricism.
It is a part of the human condition to experience times where faith is lost and life’s purpose is hard to define. ’Get Yourself Together’ is a song that holds a mirror up to those who have lost sight of who they are and aims to be a voice of reason in the darkness.
“‘Get Yourself Together’ was a no-brainer when it came to selecting the next single. I felt this song had so much depth and relatability. At our early shows, we saw it resonate strongly with our audience. I know people are going to feel the love and honesty behind this song.” – Lawson Doyle< Back to news