Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan’s new single, Every Day My Mother’s Voice was written by revered songwriter Paul specifically for the feature documentary film, The Final Quarter, premiering at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival.
The film documents the final three years of the playing career of champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader Adam Goodes and reveals the incidents that provoked heated media commentary and divided the nation. Producer and director Ian Darling commissioned Paul to write and perform the closing song for the film. Ian directed the 2012 documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me and the pair remain in regular contact.
Ian says “I've always loved the way Paul writes ballads and when I asked him to write a new song for Adam, I knew he would do it in his own original way. Paul saw a rough cut of the film and then a few weeks later this classic song arrived.
“‘Every Day My Mother’s Voice’ celebrates the deep bond between Adam and his mother Lisa. In so doing it reminds us of all mothers and children. Paul wrote the song specifically with Dan in mind to perform it with him, which made it even more perfect.”