All-star Aussie cast release anthem dedicated to the Matildas football team

It’s a big year for women’s sport. Football in particular. This June, the Matildas will be heading over to France to pursue their dream of winning on the world stage. It’s a huge feat for the Australian women’s football team, and to celebrate the hard work and sheer determination the team continue to show, Nike have brought together some of our favourite Aussie artists to create an anthem for the team.

Kota BanksKLPNinajirachiNina Las Vegas with the help of songwriters GRAACE and Thandi Phoenix have put together ‘Everything We Ever Dreamed Of’ and tbh the collaboration alone is everything we ever dreamed of.

The track is about the Matildas’ journey to the top, a dream that many of those athletes have been pursuing for their entire lives. This track marks the first time the team has had a song written and produced for them.

The track came together in April at Sydney’s Forbes Street Studio, and putting the nature of the track aside for a second, it wholly showcases what each of these artists have achieved in their own right, expertly blending the unique sounds each artist has worked to create over the years.

It’s an nod to the team and the inspirational perseverance shown by the athletes. The track adopts the team’s mantra of ‘never say die’, the powerful nature of the rally cry chanted throughout the track.

Nike athlete Caitlin Foord talks about how football and music go hand in hand, saying “To have a brand new Nike kit made especially for the Matildas, and now our own anthem, it’s incredible. We are heading into the biggest competition of our lives, so to have the nation rally behind us with the jersey and this track feels really special. We know a bunch of Aussies will head over to France, but this track gives all our fans on home soil a chance to get behind the Matildas. It’s a huge time for women in sport, so the more the fans can celebrate with us, the better.”

It definitely is a huge time for women in sport, and you could say it is the same on the music front too. With all of these musicians leading the charge for the next generation of artists, ‘Everything We Ever Dreamed Of’ marks a historical moment.

Photo of Kota Banks by Tiffany J Wiliams
Photo of KLP by She Is Aphrodite
Photo of Ninajirachi by Tiffany J Williams
Photo of Nina Las Vegas by Mishy Tran

Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF

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