Trust Senator Briggs and Tim Minchin to hit us with a collaboration done via social distancing to keep us entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The renowned and ever divisive Australian artists have today blessed us with their track HouseFyre, a satirical hip-hop cut that puts the spotlight on the leadership of the country through the recent bushfire crisis and now current health emergency.
Filmed via iPhone and depicting the two artists having a mock conversation over webcam (like good social distancing boyos) and keeping themselves amused in the house, the track also comes with one hell of an artwork, depicting Peter Dutton holding Scott Morrison on the bow of the Ruby Princess Cruise ship, as in the iconic scene from Titanic.
Feast your eyes and ears below.
WATCH: HouseFyres, the isolation collaboration of the year (so far)
“Cabin fever manifests in strange ways and while I’ve been stuck at home working on new music and practising good social distancing, the idea came to me to hit up my friend Tim Minchin to work on a fun idea”, said Briggs of the track.
“Black and red together hasn’t looked this good since the ’93 grand final.”
“It’s easy to look smart while pointing out when things are stupid and our current leadership has given us a lot to point at, from Hawaii to SportsRorts.”
Minchin, no stranger to pointed political statements via music, added that when Briggs hit him up, his response was simple: “fuck yeah.”
“I’ve been wanting to do something with Briggs for years but couldn’t work out what idea to go to him with.
“So much fun to make, and such a buzz to work with The Senator.”
All royalties from all sales and streams of the track will be donated to raising awareness and protecting indigenous communities during the pandemic. You can do your bit by donating to the cause here.