Fresh from touring their debut EP Something Strange and being crowned winners of Triple J Unearthed's Party In The Paddock competition, Tasmanian indie-rockers The Tinderboxers release their new single Lucky To Be Alive.
With power and poignancy, the song confronts the issue of climate anxiety head on. Written during Tasmania’s terrible 2018/2019 bushfire season, the song’s lyrics cleverly weave the everyday events of passing time with a constant angst for an uncertain future, and comments on the amplifying effect social media has on this experience. Lucky To Be Alive was first performed at Hobart’s record-breaking School Strike for Climate in front of 22 thousand people.
It feels very important to The Tinderboxers that the message of this song reaches as many people as possible. Given the year that 2020 has emerged to be, with the catastrophic bushfires and COVID-19, they believe that as a community we are in great need of reminders that - as is reflective in the song’s anthemic refrain and title - we are, after all, lucky to be alive.