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Caravãna Sun - Open Up

Stay with me tonight
Open up the wounds
Fall into the ground

Open up

Indigenous man I
Want to know
Indigenous man I
Want to grow

Under the Milky Way
I'm not losing you

See all my family
The seasons in the trees
How can this be true?
As the whale breaches
On distant shores
I'm so bound to the source
Bound to the dirt
Each to their own
Each to their

Under the Milky Way
I'm not losing you

Stay with me tonight
Open up the wounds
I’m falling to the ground
I’m falling to the dirt
Sea is gonna change
Open up the wounds
I'm falling to the ground
I’m falling to to the dirt

  • Steve Wall - Director/ Editor
  • Caravãna Sun - Producer
  • Caravãna Sun - Open Up
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Terry Hunter
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Reggae, Groove
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2016
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Director Biography

“Guerrilla Club is a full-bodied sonic feast with no low points”
– 4/5 The Courier Mail

“The Sydneysiders' third album is a sonic treat.”
– 4/5 The Sydney Morning Herald

"A rich and malleable sound that moves across soul, reggae, dance and pop-rock with grace” – 4/5 The Music

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album Guerrilla Club and over 150 shows around the world in 2016 Caravãna Sun have returned this year, exposed and upfront, wearing their hearts on their sleeves with the release of “Whale Song”. Breaking down barriers of artist and audience, this raw performance began its journey in the hearts of feelers, lovers and believers, already garnering over 25,000 plays on Spotify alone.

Written in the early hours of the morning on a 100-year-old piano belonging to bassist/vocalist Ant Beard’s grandmother, “Whale Song” is a heartfelt and solemn ode to migration, change and movement for one to become fearlessly themselves. Honest, real, and raw in an age of over-saturation, the energetic single bares all.

“Whale Song is the movement of becoming ones self. Coming to terms with how I feel has always been a challenge and this song is a call to be fearless in feeling and most of all, to be fearlessly myself. I was craving something real and honest, and I found it beneath the waves harnessed by the courage of the whale.” - Ant Beard

The raw emotion of “Whale Song” has been captured beautifully in the bands latest video featuring Ant Beard playing his grandmothers piano by candle light, completely live and uncut. Watch the video below courtesy of Musicfeeds.com


Recorded at Wasteland Studios in WA alongside Eskimo Joe guitarist Joel Quatermain, 27 days locked in a studio later and Caravãna Sun emerged with Guerrilla Club, a polished piece of art and an even more explosive live show thanks to the band’s second to none work ethic.

"Joel worked us hard and encouraged us to develop more of a groove based record rather than trying to directly represent our live sound. It resulted in the most contemporary sounding record we have made but it still delves through retrospective angles.” - Luke Carra

It’s been a long and well-earned journey from conception to elevation for Caravãna Sun, with the band clocking in over 500 shows from all corners of the globe over the last five years. After recently wrapping up their huge 23 date national tour the band are set to continue performing, living and breathing what Guerrilla Club is all about; their love for Australia and its culture.

Proudly presented by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, “The Whale Song Tour” kicks off at the Byron Bay Surfing Festival on February 24th and see’s the band hitting stages around Australia and New Zealand. The band will be donating $5 per merchandise item to Sea Shepherd during the tour, marking the beginning of an ongoing relationship between Caravãna Sun and the not-for-profit organisation.

“I have never come across such selfless devotion and tenacity towards protecting our ocean. We are honoured to be working alongside Sea Shepherd this tour and eternally grateful for everything they have done and continue to do for all life on our beautiful planet. Full power to you, our beloved Sea Shepherds!” - Ant Beard

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Director Statement

“Open Up” is a song about longing for connection to country and opening up to Indigenous culture. This song washed upon the shores of our creative consciences whilst in Western Australia and continued to find its stride on stages around the world. While our beliefs and respect for Australia’s Indigenous people and culture grew, so did the resonance of this song among our audience. Stepping over boundaries and surpassing all prejudice, before we knew it, a voice was found for a call to action as ‘Open Up’ gave us reason to fearlessly create. Ant Beard – Vocals/Bass Guitar.