Saturday, 28 January 2017


Jess Dunbar and Matt Price
Alicia Keys gave New York the modern day anthem Empire State of Mind, Freddie Mercury belted out a tune for Barcelona, and Lou Reed named a whole album Berlin. Now it’s Sydney’s turn to celebrate this stunning city with a new tune Sydney to Me from Sony Music recording artists Jess + Matt.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said congratulations and acknowledgement should be given by all lovers of Sydney to local musicians, Jess + Matt.

“Performed live for the first time at the 2017 Australia Day Concert, their new song, Sydney to Me captures the magic and irresistible allure of this extraordinary city. Destination NSW’s unique partnership with Sony Music presented us with a landmark opportunity to create a Sydney song to rival the world’s best and showcase our city’s vast appeal through music,” Ms Chipchase said.

Sydney to Me is an up-tempo love song that tells the tale of a couple starting a new relationship in Australia’s global city. The song’s lyrics reference some of the city’s natural beauty and surrounds including the Blue Mountains, moonlit Harbour nights, The Domain, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Vivid Sydney festival and the iconic Manly ferries – all of which have been the backdrop to the couple’s own relationship.

Jess + Matt captured the hearts of Australians on the X-Factor stage in 2015 and have continued to make hits together as Sony Music recording artists since. They are true Sydney locals despite growing-up on opposite sides of the city, with Jess in the Western Suburbs and Matt in the Northern Suburbs. They moved in together a few years ago in the inner west suburb of Alexandria to commence writing and performing music. As a result, they have named their new EP ‘Belmont Street’, which is the street they lived in during this special time at the beginning of their careers.

Sydney to Me is available to buy and stream and fans can also watch Jess + Matt’s music video on vevo.

Sydney to Me will feature on Jess + Matt’s EP Belmont Street, which will be released on Friday 10 February and is available for pre-order now.

In July 2016, Destination NSW and Sony Music Entertainment entered an Australia-first tourism partnership to collaborate on world-class major events in Sydney and regional areas.

Image: Jess Dunbar and Matt Price in front of the Sydney Opera House where they performed at the 2017 Australia Day Concert.

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