Australian singer-songwriter Greg Gould has released his anticipated heartfelt single “Save Me A Seat,” dedicating it to out gay Australian rugby player and former Olympic bobsledder, Simon Dunn, who passed away earlier this year.
Released on Sunday, October 1, Gould delivers an upbeat ballad track featuring his extraordinary vocals as he sings through his grief in celebrating the life of his friend.
Speaking with Star Observer, Gould discusses the difficulty of writing and recording the song, yet persevering to provide an uplifting and sincere tribute.
Gould and Dunn’s Friendship
“To say I was saddened and heartbroken when Simon passed is an understatement,” says Gould, revealing he is still in shock. Gould described Dunn as a “beautiful light” that “dimmed way too soon.”
“I loved Simon – he was always someone I could talk to and count on to give me great advice, he was a really supportive friend both professionally and personally,” Gould explains.
Recalling lyrics within the song, Gould sings, “You were always such a joker but you never were the clown” – directly referencing Dunn’s “cheeky [and] sassy sense of humour.”
Gould expressed his admiration for Dunn’s
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