Urthboy and Josh Pyke have joined forces with young people in care through not for-profit organisation Life Without Barriers to record Someone Else’s House, a haunting song that draws on the experiences of children and young people living in foster or residential care.
Fourteen young people in Life Without Barriers’ care shared their experiences, opinions and ideas of foster and residential care with the musicians through a private Facebook group. A number of these young people then went on to meet Urthboy to share their individual stories.
The song premiered on triple j recently and was the subject of a piece on youth current affairs program Hack. Someone Else’s House was produced by Sulo (The Herd) and is available to download on iTunes with all proceeds going to the CREATE Foundation, to fund grants and programs that will help make a difference to the lives of young people in care.
A behind-the-scenes documentary showcasing the collaborative work has also been launched to capture on screen how the project has allowed young people to turn their life experiences into music.