Courage to Love
Courage to Love
Written and produced by Natalie Gillespie and Dave Brewer, Courage to Love reflects the journey of the artist, from broken heart, through struggle and sorrow and ultimately to acceptance, hope and utter joy. Natalie’s raw, soulful sound and powerful lyrics, melding with the talents of some of the most dynamic musicians gracing the Australian music scene, creates an unforgettable, complex and eclectic emotional landscape.
A rebel ride through ages and influences, this album features some of Perth’s finest talent. Dave Brewer, Ric Eastman and Howie Morgan provide the defining sound for the album, with incredible feature performances by some of Australia’s best known musicians including: Legendary Ian Moss from Cold Chisel, Ben Franz (The Waifs), Vito Portelisi (The Mighty Reapers), Clayton Dooley (Mahalia Barnes, The Mighty Reapers
This album signals a triumphant return to writing and collaborating for Natalie, with tracks on the album co-written with Dave Brewer, Pete Stone and Howie Morgan. From her early days performing as a backing vocalist with Yothu Yindi, through an acclaimed solo career performing around Australia and Internationally, this release represents a homecoming of sorts for Natalie.
“I have loved the utter madness of creating this album. It has dragged me kicking and screaming through my own vulnerability, and tossed me out the other side feeling bruised, but brave. This project has definitely been a wild ride, and I’ve been supported every step of the way by the most incredible people. I feel as though this is my true musical awakening,” says Gillespie of Courage to Love.