The Eyes Open

In 2020, a group of award winning and ARIA charting music artists in Australia and New Zealand started writing together over Zoom while in various stages of lockdown. Believing that the music of a generation defines its culture while simultaneously delivering it into a new era of political and social change, The Eyes Open is a collective of talented writers, lyricists, musicians, performers, film makers and producers stepping up to share their thoughts on the basic human story at this time of history.

Tapping into a collective universal question, The Eyes Open, tell the story of us all, through a somewhat aggregated pandemic experience.

Within The Eyes Open conclave, you will find award winning, ARIA nominated artists who have spent decades touring the globe bringing their music to the masses. The interruption that the COVID 19 lockdowns brought to careers and businesses afforded the collective the time to create and express and produce at a time when the business of music across the planet was changed for good.

The coming together of such a diverse bunch of creatives heralds a turning point in a global music industry smack bang in the middle of its own new revolution.

Incredulously, the world has witnessed a few decades of social and political change in as little as eighteen months. “Hello Hello”, the inaugural first single for the NZ and Aussie music collective, The Eyes Open, echoes the legacy of thousands of music artists across the planet that have come before them, to express the emotions of a generation.

In a song that explores the somewhat comical absurdities that exist in our modern world today, “Hello Hello” is a vehicle for exploring hope in a, what so many fear, is a looming dystopia, while offering an infectious and top tapping sanguine vision for a post covid world.

“This is personal. With so many small businesses closing their doors, and people feeling so worried about the future in this time of uncertainty, we wanted to share a message of hope. For us, the revolution is all about coming together as a community.” The Eyes Open lead singer noted. “Welcome to the new revolution. Let’s go find a new solution. This is our anthem now.”

Tempering the angst of so many global artists releasing music about their lockdown experience, “Hello Hello” is a song that you simply cannot listen to without feeling buoyed with optimism.

Hello Hello” was written and produced by award winning and ARIA charting music artists in Sydney, Australia while the video was filmed in New Zealand.