Simon Paparo’s latest single ‘These Streets’ featuring Tanya George!

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Recorded, produced and mixed by Simon Paparo at Four Doors Studios

Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering



Folk pop singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has today announced his reflective new single “These Streets” a song about busking and perfroming on the streets, released November 8.

“These Streets” starts with the classic Melbourne atmosphere with the tram sounds you’d hear walking down Bourke St Mall, then diving into some picked acoustic guitar as Simon’s lyrics start to tell the story of the street. As the song continues, the verses merge into a chorus joined by smooth and flawless vocals of fellow busker and Indie songwriter Tanya George. This is where the songs honesty opens up with the joining of two buskers singing about why they perform on the streets!

Backed by the deep and heavy piano textures, huge drums and beautiful floating flute sounds, the listener gets drawn into the vibrant and chilled reflections of Simon’s experience performing on the streets! With sounds akin to Fleet Foxes and Birdtalker, you can get transported into a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon.

With the chorus line “We’re rolling out the carpet to cover this cold floor” it brings with it an idea that some people need street music for healing and connection to their fellow people.
Speaking on the motivation behind the track, Simon says, “‘These Streets’ is a song about busking. Having been a busker for many years and also featuring a close friend of mine, Tanya George, this is a song that is close to my heart. It is inspired by the vibrant people that we meet on the street as buskers. It’s also about why I am a busker and the reason why I love that connection through music it creates with people on the streets.”


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