Briggs and Tim Minchin have teamed up for a song about self-isolation and Scott Morrison
09.04.2020

Briggs and Tim Minchin have teamed up for a song about self-isolation and Scott Morrison

Shots fired.

It’s a weird time for everyone and to help lighten the mood, Briggs and Tim Minchin have just dropped a collaborative single and video clip bound to lift your spirits.

Titled ‘HouseFyre’, the track encompasses what people around the globe are going through at the moment, riffing on depressing press conferences and going stir-crazy while stuck indoors.

Accompanied by a film clip shot within Minchin and Briggs’ homes, ‘HouseFyre’ puts a comedic spin on self-isolation, featuring toilet rolls, trackpants and home workouts.

While providing ample laughs, the single is a satirical jab at the Prime Minister and how he has handled both the recent bushfires and the current pandemic.

“Cabin fever manifests in strange ways and while I’ve been stuck at home working on new music and practising good social distancing, the idea came to me to hit up my friend Tim Minchin to work on a fun idea,” said Briggs of ‘HouseFyre’. “Black and red together hasn’t looked this good since the ’93 grand final.”

“I’ve been wanting to do something with Briggs for years but couldn’t work out what idea to go to him with. Then a few days ago, he sent a track over and asked if I’d wanna write a chorus for it,” added Minchin. “I think my exact words were, ‘Fuck yeah’. So much fun to make, and such a buzz to work with the Senator.”

All artist royalties from streams and sales of the single will be donated to the First Nations COVID-19 Appeal, supporting Indigenous communities and artists affected by or at risk due to coronavirus. Direct donations can also be made to the fundraising campaign.

Check it out ‘HouseFyre’ below.

Donate to the First Nations COVID-19 Appeal here

Never miss a story. Sign up to Beat’s newsletter and you’ll be served fresh music, arts, food and culture stories three times a week.