Jude York has today released his entry for the upcoming Eurovision: Australia Decides contest!
York is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Toowoomba in Queensland. His song, “I Won’t Need To Dream”, a collaboration with songwriter Billy Stonecipher, marks his first solo commercial release. It was chosen out of over 700 entries to the Australia Decides open call in late 2021, but it wasn’t until December that it was announced York would be performing the song himself.
In an interview with Aussievision, York said, “Basically we were both feeling quite down in the dumps the day we wrote it. We were kind of feeling a little bit defeated. I think this is a common experience for aspiring musicians. We kind of decided we wanted to write the song we needed to hear and that message that we hope everyone else feeling down and really pessimistic about their own life can feel uplifted after listening to it.”
In a post on Instagram, Stonecipher said, “We wrote the song across continents on zoom. 7pm my time and 9am his. As soon as we finished we knew it had magic in it.”