71-year-old Daryl Braithwaite breaks the age limit while entering the Australian charts with a new single
He still has it! 71-year-old Daryl Braithwaite breaks the age restriction on Australian radio cards with his first single release in seven years
Australian singer Daryl Braithwaite experienced a career renaissance thanks to the revival of his 1990 hit single, The Horses.
And now the 71-year-old musician is celebrating his first single release in seven years, landing in the Australian radio music charts.
“It is broadcast on an extraordinary number of stations,” Daryl said proudly The courier post on Sunday about his new song, Love Songs.
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He still has it! Singer Daryl Braithwaite, 71, (pictured) has broken the Australian radio cards’ age barrier with his first single in seven years entitled Love Songs
“There is a glimmer of hope for older artists, if you have the right song, you have a chance to play it,” he added.
“No age should come in. It sounds great on the radio. ‘
Last week, Love Songs was the 25th most played song on Australian radio – charted alongside Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and The Weeknd.
“There’s a glimmer of hope for older performers,” Daryl said the age of musicians doesn’t matter when it comes to radio play when the song resonates with the audience
New material: Speaking of his new music, Daryl told Daily Mail Australia that he didn’t think he could release music people would hear. Shown in October last year
The Melbourne-based singer joins local Australians Sia, 44, and Kylie Minogue, 53, as the only others over 40 on local radio.
The single marks its first release in seven years after Forever the Tourist in 2013.
About the release of his new single, Daryl told Daily Mail Australia that he didn’t think he could release new music that people would actually hear.
“I’ve accepted that in the past ten years, hey, maybe they’re not that bad, you know. I think because I hadn’t done it in a few years, ”he said back in the recording studio.
The singer, who has almost reached a 50-year career in the entertainment industry, recently had to go digital and sign up for social media accounts.
Speaking of social media, he said, ‘Well, I have the help of people from Sony Music, as well as my son Oscar who looks at me and rolls his eyes and says,’ Dad, it’s that easy ‘, but so simple isn’t it, let me tell you. ‘
Going Digital: The singer, who has nearly reached a 50-year career in the entertainment industry, recently had to go digital and sign up for social media accounts