This Southern Landscape Analysis

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ROLLING STONE VOLUME 105 2013 This Southern Landscape by Chloe Foster This week’s exclusive addition is all about how Australian artists relate their music to the landscape. We will explore how the landscape you grow up in, speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does, It’s a place where you feel right and comfortable and you can’t go anywhere else and have that same feeling. To explore this concept we look through a large range of eclectic artists, coming down to some amazing singer-songwriters and groups including Jack O’Hagan, B. Brown/W. Johnson, Christine Anu and Paul Kelly. Their songs represent their home and their connection with the landscape. The 1922 song “Along the Road to Gundagai”, It sold over 100,000 because it uses a very catchy tune. People really noticed there relation with the landscape through the lyrics of this song. Through research we found that it was a very popular song in World War II and also now in our generation. The lead singer talks about how fond he is about his childhood home in Gundagai and how much he misses it and how much he just wants to be home. In the lyrics the singer describes the landscape around them…show more content…
She tells her story of moving from a place of freedom, her “Island Home”, to a big city. Her cover of this song has a strong up beat texture. It’s through the lyrics that show the imagery of the landscape she is remembering. Repetition used with “My Island Home. My Island Home” is giving the emotion of fond memories, hope and reflection. Beyond that “every night [she] dreams of the sea” representing that her childhood landscape sticks with you when your near or faraway. In her video clip for her cover of the song, shows her dreaming of her home while being in a big city. With the visual effect of the ocean while she imagines being in her home

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