GUY SEBASTIAN’S NINTH STUDIO ALBUM T.R.U.T.H.
DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE ARIA ALBUM CHART
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Guy Sebastian’s ninth studio album, T.R.U.T.H. has today debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums chart – his third album to do (ARMAGEDDON in 2012 and JUST AS I AM in 2003). T.R.U.T.H. is the 13thalbum by an Australian artist to come in at the top spot this year on the ARIA Albums chart (42ndweek of the chart).
Guy has sold almost four million albums to date and is the only Australian artist in ARIA chart history to boast six #1 singles – the most by any Australian male artist in ARIA history. He has had 10 Top Ten albums – three having debuted at #1 with all albums accredited 13x Platinum. With his singles, 6 have hit #1, he has 14 Top Ten singles, and all up accredited 42x Platinum.
Upon hearing the news, Guy explained, “What a journey it’s been. I still can’t believe that one of the most personal albums I have released has resonated with so many people.
“It has been quite an extraordinary year for everyone, and I am really humbled that these songs have connected and helped along the way. Thank you to Denis Handlin, Pat Handlin and my Sony Music Family as well as Jen Fontaine and her Private Idaho team and everyone who has supported this album. I am forever grateful.”
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T.R.U.T.H.‘s single releases have inspired a real inundation of interaction from fans, who over the past few years have spilled their hearts out to Guy via social media, email and snail mail. “Those notes and shared moments really helped me create this album,” he acknowledges, “giving me such purpose and drive to keep going. So T.R.U.T.H. is their album as well.”
Guy Sebastian is the first to admit that his upcoming album, T.R.U.T.H. bloomed from adversity, however this album has proven that the singer songwriter has true grit and depth that delivers a deeper, more profound window into the vocal talent and heart of one of Australia’s most popular and respected male artists.
Released back in November 2018, ‘Before I Go’ opened up several new overseas markets for Sebastian, peaking at #1 on the Netherlands iTunes chart. Then ‘Choir’, the second single to be lifted from T.R.U.T.H., dropped in May 2019 and went on to become Sebastian’s biggest radio single to date. This multi-ARIA-Award-winning, 3x Platinum-certified single is Sebastian’s crowning achievement, a deeply personal tribute that crowned the Song of The Year at the 2019 ARIA Awards. Sebastian then released ‘Let Me Drink’ feat. The HamilTones, before scoring another Top 10 ARIA hit with ‘Standing With You’, the Gold-certified fourth single from the album released in June of this year. On this timely song – the spiritual salve we all need right now – Guy reflects, “It’s probably one of the most poignant songs I’ve ever released.”
Although T.R.U.T.H. materialised in spurts – during various sessions with songwriters in different geographical locations across a two-and-a-half-year period – it’s undeniably Sebastian’s most cohesive-sounding album to date. “I feel like every song on the album has really extreme waves of emotion or tension release,” Guy observes.
Elsewhere, T.R.U.T.H is peppered with upbeat songs of romantic devotion, an ode to the friend-zoned plus a sexy nod to Sebastian’s R&B influences and the new single, ‘Love On Display’. A soulful, fun pop song, ‘Love on Display’ encourages everyone to express the joys around love, bringing everyone to an uplifting sense of hope.
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T.R.U.T.H.‘s cover art features a stunning photograph of Guy smiling and completely immersed in joy. Initially, a more stylised photo had been chosen to grace the album cover, but – when coupled with the album title, T.R.U.T.H. – this candid capture of Sebastian looking completely elated “just felt right”. “There’s definitely a sense of freedom,” Guy adds. “When you live a truthful life, you can smile without anything behind it; uninhibited joy knowing that you are doing your best to be the best person you can be. None of us are perfect, but the truth is important and it is something we should all strive for… I think throughout my life I will always look back on this album cover and remember exactly what I was feeling, even decades from now.”
Guy has also announced his highly anticipated 2021 T.R.U.T.H. National Tour for November and December 2021, with tickets on sale now, plus freshly announced additional shows in both Sydney & Melbourne! For full dates and details, see below.
T.R.U.T.H. TOUR – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2021
Thursday 4 November 2021 Newcastle | Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Friday 5 November 2021 Brisbane | Entertainment Centre
Saturday 6 November 2021 Gold Coast | Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wednesday 10 November 2021 Wollongong | WIN Entertainment Centre
Friday 12 November 2021 Sydney | Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney
NEW SHOW: Saturday 13 November 2021 | Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney
Wednesday 17 November Bendigo | Bendigo Stadium
Friday 19 November Melbourne | Margaret Court Arena
NEW SHOW: Saturday 20 November 2021 | Melbourne | Margaret Court Arena
Monday 22 November Hobart | Derwent Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 24 November Adelaide | Entertainment Centre
Friday 26 November Perth | RAC Arena
Tuesday 30 November Cairns | Cairns Convention Centre
Wednesday 1 December Townsville | Townsville Entertainment Centre