On the 23rd of May 2020, after a decade long hiatus, beloved Australian band Powderfinger proudly re-emerged to present ‘One Night Lonely’. Conceived with the simple aim of bringing a smile to as many faces as possible in these uncertain times, the one-off charity performance raised over half a million dollars for Beyond Blue and Support Act. It was simultaneously viewed by over 90,000 people on its premiere, and has since been viewed over 780,000 times.
The idea for ‘One Night Lonely’ came out of enthusiastic and regular band meetings to discuss marking the 20thAnniversary of Odyssey Number Five, an indicator of the sheer energy the band has toward the recording two decades on.
Today, Powderfinger are proud to announce Odyssey Number Five will be released on 4th September 2020 – twenty years to the day of the original release.
10x Platinum, beyond Diamond accreditation; three weeks at #1; 25 weeks in the Top Ten; 6x ARIA awards. Odyssey Number Five was the album that propelled Powderfinger into the stratosphere after the passionate mainstream embrace experienced by Internationalist. It was voted #1 in triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time and earned an inclusion in the 100 Best Australian Albums in 2011.
‘My Kind of Scene’, ‘Like A Dog’, ‘Waiting For The Sun’ and, of course, ‘My Happiness’ and ‘These Days’ became anthems for the time and are some of Powderfinger’s most popular recordings to this day.
They laid the foundation for Odyssey Number Five to earn a place in Australian music history as a classic Australian record.