Sheppard sets new direction heading towards Asia for new collaboration. Having already conquered their hometown of Brisbane, and dominated the Australian market with hits like ‘Geronimo’ and ‘Coming Home’, Sheppard recently collaborated with Taiwanese artist Sammy Chang (張語噥) to produce a special duet, a Chinese version of ‘Somebody Like You’.
On September 11th see’s Sheppard and Sammy release an English-Chinese duet version of “Somebody Like You” with Sammy’s gentle phrasing and smooth falsetto gracefully complimenting lead singer George Sheppard’s powerful and passionate voice, resonating a sense of longing and loneliness with their harmonies.
“We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to do a collaboration with Taiwanese artist Sammy for our March tune, ‘Somebody Like You’. The song works perfectly as a duet and it was so cool to hear it sung in a different language! The song’s themes of loneliness and heartache were amplified by the fact that we were completely segregated from one another in real life. She was in Taiwan, I was in Australia, a vast ocean between us.” said George Sheppard.
Alongside the single’s release, the new music video sees Sammy and Sheppard looking out on two different beaches from which is shot on two totally separate continents; of two souls reaching out for one another from opposite ends of the earth.
“We decided to lean on that idea in the video clip, where the two of us are walking on separate beaches toward one another. It’s as though we can feel each other out there somewhere, but are both separated by a barrier that’s impossible to cross.“
Originally released in Australia in March as part of Sheppard’s 12 songs in 12 months project, the re-release of ‘Somebody Like You’ marks a brand new chapter in Sheppard’s growing story.
Sheppard latest release ‘Brand New’ was premiered on YouTube recently on September 25, 2020.
And Sammy Chang’s latest single ‘Don’t Care’ or ‘不在乎’ is produced by Victor Lau and released by Uptown Entertainment.