Jessica Mauboy is thrilled to announce that her brand new album, SONGS FROM THE ORIGINAL TV SERIES – THE SECRET DAUGHTER has today debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. Jessica is the first Indigenous Australian to achieve this incredible milestone in the ARIA Chart History.
All of Australia has fallen in love with Jessica again since the debut three weeks ago of the Seven Network hit show, The Secret Daughter. Having already been applauded for her key acting roles in The Sapphires’ and Brand Nue Dae, Jessica shines in The Secret Daughter and has firmly put her own original stamp on its accompanying 17-track album that features some impressive and dynamic covers of familiar songs, alongside a handful of brand new original recordings, all of which encapsulate the storyline to good effect.
The album inspired by The Secret Daughter is equally fresh as it is familiar. It captures a salt-of-the-earth honesty that is in no doubt a reflection of its leading actress Jessica Mauboy. At the same time, it is important to note that this is a character-driven project, and the songs speak to the storyline and Billie Carter’s life and journey. Jessica Mauboy has excelled (again) in creating an artistic interpretation that takes the audience with her on an emotional and reaffirming journey of discovery.
“It was important for me to make sure these songs weren’t about Jessica Mauboy – they really had to embody the character of Billie Carter. Not all of it had to sound perfect, it should have to sound honest, and represent Billie,” Jessica says with clarity. “Generally I’m the type of artist who likes to stay in the studio for hours and hours to make my music sound the way I want it to, whereas these songs were all previously written and I just had to go into the studio and sing them as Billie Carter would. This album is all about her, not me. The little imperfections are really what make this album so interesting and honest – its music the way she would have recorded it. I am so proud of the work I’ve put into this project and this album, and I can’t wait to see what Australia thinks in the weeks ahead.”