Just last month, the singer released her stylish new single “Right Here, Right Now”, an infectious anthem that acts as a happy ode to living in the moment, powered by the pop icon’s radiating positivity.
But how would Jessica Mauboy keep herself entertained if she found herself trapped and alone on a deserted island?
We’ve already discovered the music Sam Fischer and Vera Blue would take with them, and below Mauboy tells Rolling Stone AU/NZ the Australian albums she’d be willing to listen to in perpetuity, and what makes them so special to her.
John Farnham – Full House
John is the greatest and most iconic male vocalist in this country. There’s not a voice like his. Everything he’s done is amazing. “The Age of Reason” is one of my most favourite songs.
Yothu Yindi – Tribal Voice
They can do no wrong! This is such an important record from a cultural and language perspective. “Treaty” holds a very special place in my heart.
Tina Arena – Don’t Ask
I love Tina. In particular the Don’t Ask album is an absolute favourite as it has “Sorrento Moon” on it!
Missy Higgins – The Sound of White
When Missy came to BASSINTHEGRASS in Darwin I was just old enough to go with my sister. I met Missy and I remember thinking that I really wanted to be a writer, musician, singer-songwriter. She inspired me. This was one of the first concerts I remember going to, outside of Yothu Yindi and Cold Chisel.
Troy Cassar-Daley – Back On Country
I grew up listening to country music, and Troy was always on high rotation in our home. His storytelling is so special.