Jessica Mauboy will raise the roof with her voice at Westpoint Blacktown this Thursday.
To celebrate the release of her latest single Fallin’, she will perform live in centre court, followed by a Q&A and a meet and greet with fans.
She said her newest single Fallin’ evolved from season two of The Secret Daughter.
“The inspiration behind it came from bringing my character Billie Carter back on screen,” she said.
“It represents the journey and story of this young woman who has travelled from a country town to the city, taking it step by step and her connection to the country mob and the city mob.
“The song also came from an artist point of view, creating vulnerability and integrating it with the show and for Billie finding love. It’s probably one of my favourite tracks I’ve worked on so far.”
The 27-year-old said she is looking forward to performing in western Sydney.
“Blacktown is one of the realest places to be performing,” she said. “The mob there know their music and celebrate it well.”
Blacktown is one of the realest places to be performing.
Originating from the Indigenous tribe KuKu Yalanji, Mauboy’s journey began when she placed runner-up in Australian Idol in 2006.
Since then, she has sold more than 2.5 million units in Australia, achieved 14 top 30 hit singles from three studio albums, four ARIA accredited platinum selling albums and received numerous awards, including the 2014 ARIA for Best Female and the 2012 ARIA for Best Pop Release.
“It’ll be nice to sing my new single and a few more tracks to get the crowd going,” she said.
“The whole idea is getting the crowd involved, whether it’s singing or having a bit of a groove.”
Last year, Mauboy made ARIA chart history. She was the first indigenous woman to achieve three consecutive weeks at number one for her release of The Secret Daughter: Songs from the Original TV Series album along with her TV series acting debut in Seven Network’s drama The Secret Daughter.
Mauboy said the advice she would give to aspiring young artists is “to just be yourself”.
“Be yourself while you’re doing something you really love and really want to do,” she said.
“Work hard at your craft. To have it, you have to personally make it your own. Be heavily involved in it and breathe it.”
- 6pm, July 20, Westpoint Blacktown centre court, 17 Patrick St, Blacktown.