“I have not tried to chase a specific sound; this album and body of work is me storytelling,” explains Delta. “In creating this album, I wanted to hear all the songs with live musicians. Every song I started at the piano. Every instrument is recorded live and because of that, it has created a cohesive sound that has been captured.” To coincide with the album is Delta's first-ever book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, published by Simon & Schuster. In the book, she shares the intimate stories behind each of the tracks on her sixth studio album, taking readers on a deep dive into her inspiration for each song and revealing the truth behind the lyrics. “This chapter is about truth. It's about transparency; saying things out loud that I've always held inside. It's about who I am and who I have always been deep down.”
Delta's heartfelt stories are accompanied by never-before-seen pictures from her personal collection: candid behind-the-scenes shots, unreleased tour photos and even personal snaps from her childhood.
Bridge Over Troubled Dreams is available in hardcover, ebook and enhanced audiobook, which is narrated by Delta and features acoustic teasers from her new album.
The book is available to PRE-ORDER NOW and will be available where all books are sold from May 14th.
Delta also releases 'Billionaire', the fourth taste of what's to come from her forthcoming album, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS. LISTEN HERE NOW.
'Billionaire' was written and produced by Delta Goodrem. The track hones in on the melodic and rambunctious side to Goodrem, with her confidence and conviction taking charge in 'Billionaire' to create an anthemic offering from the songstress.
“'Billionaire' is one of my favorite songs on the record. It's gritty, unfiltered girl power,” explains Delta. Speaking to the lyrics of the song, Delta explains that during her late twenties an acquaintance had jovially suggested she just 'go marry rich'. Noting that she took a bit of artistic license in the song and it wasn't actually her mother who'd suggested this (as the lyrics say), she explains that the concept didn't sit right with her. “I've always been about leading with my heart and soul, and this song is about flipping social constructs on their head and saying, 'I'm going to stand on my own two feet. I'm going to make things happen for myself.'”
The BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS TOUR will see Delta tour the country throughout September and October 2021, with new dates below. Tickets that were purchased for Goodrem's April and May concerts remain valid for the rescheduled dates, with ticket holders not needing to take any action.
Tickets for the revised dates are on sale. GET TICKETS NOW. All tickets are available from Ticketek with the exception of Wollongong, with tickets available from Ticketmaster.
DELTA GOODREM BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2021
Friday 24 September - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Saturday 25 September - Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, Canberra
Thursday 30 September - WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Saturday 2 October - Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wednesday 6 October - Townsville Convention & Entertainment Centre
Friday 8 October - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 9 October - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Wednesday 13 October - RAC Arena, Perth
Friday 15 October - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena
Saturday 16 October - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thursday, 21 October - Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Auckland, NZ
Friday, 22 October - Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ
Saturday, 23 October - Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ
All tickets are available from Ticketek with the exception of Wollongong, with tickets available from Ticketmaster.
The last 12 months has seen a number of positives in what's been a challenging year for the artist community. Delta launched the Delta Goodrem Foundation, which strives to spread kindness, hope and support for those facing illness, hardship and inequality. With a lead collaboration with St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, to help fund medical research in cellular therapy for blood cancers and auto-immune disease with $1+ GST from every ticket purchased to the BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS TOUR being donated to the Foundation - visit deltagoodremfoundation.org
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS Track Listing
1. Keep Climbing
2. Everyone's Famous
3. Solid Gold
4. Dear Elton
7. Kill Them With Kindness
8. All Of My Friends
10. The Power