The latest Mushroom 50 cover has been revealed.
Mushroom Group recently announced it was celebrating its 50th birthday in a big way with a series of events and initiatives to be held throughout the year.
Formed by the late, great Michael Gudinski in 1972, Mushroom Group released its first album the following year, the iconic Sunbury 1973, The Great Australian Rock Festival. Very quickly Gudinski established Mushroom as one of Australia’s foremost and finest record labels; 50 years later, Mushroom now represents Australian culture around the world, as well as bringing the globe’s best talent to this country.
That’s why Mushroom decided to mark its five decades at the top in such style. Before a massive Mushroom 50 concert in November featuring a to-be-announced all-star lineup, some of Australia’s most iconic musicians will release stunning works throughout the year.
The singer-songwriter has covered “Delete” by DMA’S, an apt choice as Wray will be supporting the indie rock trio on their upcoming UK headline tour.
“I wanted to keep my version pretty intimate and simple because I think that’s where most of the beauty in this song lies,” she says. “When the drums kicked in, we just built it up in a way that felt really natural and magic, and whatever came out, came out.
Wray’s version was produced by Rob Muiños at his Collingwood studio, and she says the producer “created a space where we – the band and I – could all record our parts live together and feed off each other’s energies and I think it worked beautifully.”
You can listen to Wray’s cover below. The series will end with the release of a Mushroom 50 album containing all the songs, serving as the definitive compilation of reimagined Mushroom music.