Bundaberg musician Mark Lavender has just released a new single, Wash the World Away, which showcases an uplifting celebration of mates, beers and the good things in life.
Mark wrote the single when the world shut down and he couldn’t enjoy spending time with friends, instead wishing for everything he was missing.
“I wrote it during COVID when everything was really bad and all the pubs and clubs closed down, so everyone was sitting around at home,” he said.
“The song is about how you’re going to sit back, have a beer and a smoke and think about the positive things you have at home.
“I wanted to put a positive spin on the situation instead of another COVID song.”
The catchy single is the second to come from the local artist who always aims to spread the happy vibes while conveying strong messages.
“When I do it at my gigs, both the younger country fans and the older crowd sing along,” he said.
“I want it to stick in your head as a happy-go-lucky song.”
Having graduated from the prestigious CMAA Academy of Country Music in January 2023, Mark is working to build his audience with his new music, reaching bigger platforms and having a bigger presence this year.
“I want to release more songs and thought Wash The World Away was a good start to 2023,” he said.
“I have a lot of happy go lucky songs like that, but also singles that will be more heartfelt like previous single, Strong Man, but they’re always about real issues and real people and putting my own spin on it one way or the other.”
Mark recorded the vocals or Wash The World Away in Bundaberg with the rest of the track created with Buddy Hyatt Productions in Nashville.
“I formed that relationship with him in Nashville when I was there in 2016 when I recorded my previous single, Strong Man, live in the studio,” he said.
Mark is gigging regularly around the Bundaberg Region with his next major performance at Lighthouse Country in Burnett Heads on April 29.
Listen to Wash the World Away here.