At Eurovision 2016 Dami Im placed second with her stunning ballad “Sound of Silence”. The title may have been quiet, but with it she unleashed a wall of sound — and triggered rapturous applause heard ’round the world.

Following her huge success at the contest, the Korean-Australian sensation released her album “Classic Carpenters“, consisting of covers of one of her favourite bands. The album reached number three on the Australian album charts and spawned a highly successful national tour.

Well her momentum only picks up speed, as Dami has now released her fifth studio album titled “I Hear a Song”. We hear it too — and we love it.

The album marks a return to her jazz-soul roots, as she’s inspired by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. The cover album includes two original songs — the album’s title track “I Hear a Song” and the last song on the album “Like a Cello”.

“Autumn Leaves” dropped first. The piano ballad showcases Dami Im’s immense vocals. Originally composed by Joseph Kosma — and covered by everyone from Doris Day to Nat King Cole — the song stands out with its simplicity. Her rich and textured voice comes accompanied by a piano and strings, creating a unique and intoxicating atmosphere. Count us in.

ALBUM OVERVIEW

The collection features a total of fourteen tracks, which showcase a different side to Dami. This isn’t “Fighting For Love” territory. Instead it’s all about honouring women who have in some way inspired Dami and paved the way for women in music. Among the tracks are “Feeling Good” from Nina Simone and “Love On Top” from Beyoncé.

Speaking of the track list, Dami says:

“Before you listen to the album it might look like an unusual combination of songs but I recorded every tune with the same desire, which was to share the stories of these amazing women, the most raw and simple way, through a microphone and my fingers on the black and white keys.”

It’s in no way a political message. But given the female empowerment movements sweeping the globe, it feels totally appropriate to celebrate female artists who have cut a path in a male-dominated industry.

I HEAR A SONG TOUR

Dami will perform songs from her new record in the forthcoming weeks all across Australia. In a total of nine shows taking place in Broadbeach Island, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, Im will take the stage to create an intimate show with her sound, which is mostly influenced by jazz music.

What do you think about Dami Im’s comeback and her newest record “I Hear a Song”? Are you enjoying the return to her roots? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Emily
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Emily

I have never heard most of the songs in the album as they are way before i was born. Thank you for singing these songs Dami. You gave those classics a modern touch. Love it. Congrats??

Audrey
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Audrey

I listened to Dami’s new album & all I can say is WOW!! She make every song a stand out. Just amazing. Her voice is so versatile. I love her original song “i hear a song”.. i’ve been listening to this album since. Listen to Dami new album people, its ridiculously awesome. By the way, Dami should have won in 2016.

Kim
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I made this comment on another article and I’ll repeat it again the same people making the same hate filled comments about not only Australia but other countries and commenting on their politics. It’s a music competition people. It’s the Olympics of Songs.Everyone gets a chance to compete.These people who get on these sites and try to be influencers and try and change peoples tastes are just as bad as those people who have interfered with a countries elections or use peoples own Facebook accounts to influence peoples tastes. I’m not saying you can’t have an opinion most people would… Read more »

Krzysztof
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Krzysztof

I’ll just say I can’t wait for May, and I’m not talking about Eurovision. 😉 🙂

David
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David

Amazing singer … would have made a well deserved winner

Steve
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Steve

She’s too famous to still be covering other artists’ songs but she’s so damn good it’s hard to complain. Watching her cover Sia’s “Chandelier” on Youtube is absolutely magical. Plus “I Hear A Song” is original and is soooo good. Wouldn’t surprise me if it becomes a #1 hit single.

stephen
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stephen

Yes she is, but carpenters did so well they thought that another cover album would be good.
She was supposed to of released a originals album but because of her heavy schedule , she just did not have enough original songs ready, so a new album will be available in 2019 with all original and 1-2 covers only.

GE
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GE

Two cover albums in a row is not a good sign of a creative artist.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Will give the album a listen but just based off the Autumn Leaves cover…wow. Did not know that Dami Im had that amount of quality. Shows off her vocal much better than her Eurovision song did! It’s not just about shouting, it’s about subtlety, people!

Gerry Coleman
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Gerry Coleman

Sensational album. I’ve not listened to much jazz over the years but this album has most definitely caught my attention. A must for everyone to even have a listen ??

Tranamal
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Tranamal

only a couple songs was OK but her voice made it good. I love the rest of the songs on this album, especially her two original songs. I hope she starts to tour overseas soon. She is so God darned talented that’s why I wish she would consider moving to the US so she would be more recognize for her mesmerizing voice/vocal.

stephen
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stephen

Dami will travel overseas when she has released her new Original album, maybe end of 2019

Lene
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Lene

Dami is Aussie Eurovision Queen. 2016 was the best entry. Dami’s new album is STUNNING! This is very special album as she going back to her jazz roots. She will release an original album soon but this album is special to her. The 2 original songs that she wrote in the album are awesome, a testament of her songwritihg talent.! I love this album, raw, organic & Dami voice is simply flawless. Her voice transcends every genre. Congratulations Dami.. This album is heading to top # 5 in the Aria Chart.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Australia wasn’t going to get more than 2 points anyway.

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

That incident happened after phoning lines closed, no?

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

It did indeed

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Also it was a known ukrainian attention seeker Who used the aussie flag as a cover up to get into the arena. He also shoved kim kardashian to the ground, crawled Under the gown of america ferrera at the cannes film festival and Ripped brad pitt’s glasses of his face.

Steve
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Steve

Televoting opened at 2:09. The mooning occurred at 2:41. The voting closed at 2:46. Yes, I still watch it on my DVR. No, the mooning had nothing to do with Australia receiving an embarrassing 2 pts. Had everything to do with the awful singer they sent.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

She needs to stop releasing these unwanted cover/jazz albums and give us a pop record full of bops.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Kinda feel that would be a waste.

stephen
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stephen

Actually the album is doing very well, its going to be #3 or #4 on the charts justloie her carpenters album, people ar eloving it and the reaon a covers album from her is welcomed, she will be releasing an originals album in 2019, she was not ready for it because of her heavy work load.

stepehn
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stepehn

Pop Music is not selling in Australia ad there are so many wannabees trying to sing pop it is getting boring. Dami has given us something totally Unique nd it is beautiful to listen to.
it is obvious you have not heard the album because if you had listened to it you might change your mind.
I agree she needs another originals album, and it will happen on her next Album late 2019.