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LONELY BONOBO - SALVATION

Emerging Australian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and producer Lonely Bonobo has just released Salvation.

An indie DIY artist in the purest sense of the term, Lonely Bonobo has created a layered kaleidoscopic rap-rock track whose acute observations and untainted street energy make this a sure-fire for radio and streaming playlists everywhere.


Salvation reflects a typically unexplored aspect of society with vigour, attitude, and unapologetic authenticity. A steadfast groove is a foundation for Lonely Bonobo’s hard-hitting slice of daily life: a revelation in true contemporary hip-hop slash rap-rock style.


As Lonely Bonobo says about the new track, ‘It really is about my time in public housing and hopefully, my message is that one day salvation will come for the little people of this world, hopefully, the world will become a fairer place, and start to remember the little people who society forgets, the small, the poor, the marginalised, the people who slip through the cracks and become invisible.


I believe one day the world will be fair and salvation will come’. Lonely Bonobo’s new track simmers with a pent-up force that finds its outlet in a sobering series of stark images and self-reflection. Featuring a raging foundational guitar riff, Salvation thunders along utilising Lonely Bonobo’s no-nonsense vocal delivery and unguarded attitude and a weighty rap fused rhythmic undertow.




‘‘ Lonely Bonobo’s new track simmers with a pent-up force that finds its outlet in a sobering series of stark images and self-reflection.

At times, Salvation veers towards a rock aesthetic without giving in entirely to that genre, such as when the guitar riff becomes the focus. Still, it always manages to maintain a contemporary groove via the melodic lines and the hypertense lyric. Lonely Bonobo grew up playing different instruments in bands, which has allowed him to write, record and play all the parts on his records.


As Lonely Bonobo says of Salvation, ‘It was written mostly while scrubbing dishes for $10 an hour and living in public housing, writing the rap at work, to distract myself.’ This might explain the incontestable nature of the work and the elemental and urgent energy of Lonely Bonobo’s delivery.



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