Release Date: Oct 30, 2020
Record label: Sony Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Aussie Rock
"Makarrata" is a philosophical term in the Aboriginal Australian language of Yolngu that essentially describes coming together to find peace and enact justice following a conflict. The word found its way into the wider Australian lexicon in 2017 as part of the Uluru Statement of the Heart, a moving document released by delegates from the First Nations National Constitutional Convention which called for a "Makarrata Commission. " For a band whose North Star has always burned with the purpose of environmental activism and humanitarianism, it's fitting that Midnight Oil's first new material in 18 years is centered around the plight of the First Peoples.