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Song You Need to Know: Sheppard, “Learning to Fly”

Aussie pop music royalty Sheppard have released their 12th single in 12 months.


Aussie pop music royalty Sheppard have capped off 2020 with the release of their 12th single in 12 months, “Learning to Fly”.

“Learning to Fly” serves as the final instalment in the band’s year-long song project set to culminate with the release of their third album Kaleidoscope Eyes in February. As has come to be expected from Sheppard, the track features thumping beats, a rousing chorus and emotive lyrics.

Having only premiered late last week, the song has already amassed a casual 100,000 streams and been added to the popular Spotify playlist ‘Just Hits’.

It’s no surprise the song has already resonated so widely, given its themes of growth and resilience couldn’t be more apt after this unprecedented year. As George Sheppard explained, “Learning to Fly” is a song that appeals to the inner child in all of us.

“[It’s about] remembering that sense of wonder that we used to feel when the world was new, and figuring out how to get it back,” he said.

“When does it happen? When did fun and excitement turn into fear and stress? Learning to Fly is all about throwing away the rule book on what life expects of you and to let that inner child inside of you fly. We wanted to give fans a triumphant anthem to close out our year of releases.”

Despite the challenges 2020 has presented, it seems Sheppard have only gone from strength to strength.

From performing at the AFL Grand Final to their previous single “Solid Gold” being announced as next year’s Olympic theme on the NBC network, we know we can’t wait to see what Sheppard have in store for us next.

Sheppard’s Kaleidoscope Eyes will be released on February 19th, 2021, with pre-orders available now.