Congratulations to pop powerhouse Shepperd who have landed on the ARIA Australian album charts. Their third album ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’ has been an ambitious 12 launch with a new single dropping every month.
“Somewhere along the album’s journey, I became obsessed with the idea of a kaleidoscope,” said George Sheppard. “To most people, it might just be a tube with pretty shards of glass, but to us, it represented so much more.”
“Each time you look into a kaleidoscope, you are looking at something in a new light. It’s often bittersweet because the slightest change can shift the entire picture forever” Said Amy Sheppard of the meaning behind the record ‘On the other hand, if you continue to tumble, you’ll eventually find new beauty in a different arrangement of the same pieces. It’s a strangely beautiful metaphor for love and how the world seems much brighter when you’re in love. That message has managed to wind its way throughout the entire record”.
Sheppard’s Career Highlights
Sheppard’s career has seen some impressive highlights:
- ‘Solid Gold’ was selected for the US NBC broadcast of the 2021 Olympics
- 2020 Grand Final performance
- 2018 ‘Watching the Sky’ album scored a number 1 ARIA spot
- 5 gold, platinum and multi-platinum releases include Worldwide smash hits ‘Geronimo’ and ‘Coming Home’
- ‘Kiss My Fat Ass’ campaign against body shaming
“The news has just come in… KALEIDOSCOPE EYES HAS HIT #2 on the ARIA charts. We cannot begin to explain this feeling, but an overwhelming sense of complete gratitude is a good start.” Explained George Sheppard “We have some of the best fans and supporters in the world and we are moved to tears thinking about how you’ve all supported us fiercely. Over the past 10 years we have worked tirelessly to create not only the best music we possibly can, but also to build a sense of community and belonging amongst our listeners. Although accolades and hitting the number 2 position in charts isn’t the be-all and end-all, it is a true testament to the strength and love of our community and the power of unity.
We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who went out and purchased, streamed and downloaded our album- it’s because of you that we can continue to do what we love. We are an independent band but of course, we didn’t do this alone. Besides all of our fans we want to say thank you to our management team at Chugg Music- The endless hours, the loyalty and drive you have for our projects is truly astounding and we couldn’t have done this without you.
“To Michael Chugg, we love you and are forever grateful for all of the doors you have opened for us, it’s been our absolute pleasure to be on the adventure with you. To our parents Linda and Greg, Tony and Kathy- your endless love, support and guidance is something we will carry with us until the day we die- we love you always. Lastly, we’d like to acknowledge a member of our musical family who we lost this past week. Gudinski, your belief in what we do always gave us that extra push we needed. You were a leader and your passion for Australian Music was second to none. We promise to continue your legacy in poise, grit and hard work.”
Listen to some of Sheppard’s Songs from the Kaleidoscope Eyes Album:
Learning to Fly
“Kaleidoscope Eyes is an album dedicated to the wonders of love, in every form. With love, the world is a more colourful place. Spread it, make it, give it, feel it, appreciate it, and do your best not to lose it.” said George Sheppard.
Released track by track, month by month, and accompanied by videos, art and content splashed across the band’s social channels, Sheppard’s album release took shape over 12 months. https://www.facebook.com/wearesheppard