Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Rossat — the two duo behind Australia’s Electric Fields — are all about energy. Spiritual. Cosmic. Sensual. And on Friday they told us all about that and more during their appearance at our Emporia Lounge inside Malmö’s most iconic shopping centre. 

They started by telling us about their journey, which started 13 years ago when Zaachariaha needed a producer and a music lecturer connected him with Michael. But it took five more years for Zaachariaha to get back in touch to start properly making music together. It was destiny – and they pooled their energies to create music while also embarking on independent journeys of self-discovery.

Electric Fields share the lyrics and cultural inspirations behind “One Milkali (One Blood)”

Among other things, their song addresses the transient nature of life. As Zaachariaha said: “You are only here for a short period of time, and Mother Earth, she’s the one that buries you; she is your last blanket.”

Zaachariaha’s deep connection to the world around her started at home in a remote community in central Australia called Mimili. He emphasized the challenge faced by Aboriginal people in bridging the gap with Western perspectives and ways of thinking. His primary language — that of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people — often reflects a unique and more direct form of expression compared to English.

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Their mysterious staging

When asked about the meaning of their beautiful LED, Michael didn’t give a straightforward answer. Instead, he left the door open: it could resemble a close-up of a blood cell, the spiral of deep space, or a cultural teaching space where Zaachariaha’s painted songs come to life.

Zaachariaha emphasized that the stage show — and the various people on stage — symbolize the profound bond between grandparents and grandchildren, as well as our relationship with nature.

“It is an invitation to sit inside of joy and to sit inside of sorrow and to move with it, glide with it and then take what you need from it and then move”. He suggests approaching the performance as if it were a gallery exhibition, allowing yourself to feel the emotions it evokes.

And what about that stunning gown? Well Zaachariaha actually co-designed it with a friend and expressed his intentions to delve further into the world of fashion in the future. Additionally, he mentioned her upcoming gallery exhibition in Berlin, which is on the horizon.

Tell us what do you think about One Milkali. Do you believe it will effectively convey cultural messages to the Eurovision audience and secure a place to the Grand Final?
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1 month ago

I like the song. I appreciate being able to hear real voices, unlike in Czechia or Austria.

1 month ago

I love them both, and the talent just oozes out of them. Can’t wait to see the whole background now that we know Zaachariaha painted it himself!