Ahead of their forthcoming album out next month through Hopestreet Recordings, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks have released Don’t Give Up On Me – a powerful ode to relationships, hope and the trials and tribulations of life.


With its commanding beat underlying the heartfelt yet crushing lyrics, Don’t Give Up On Me is the second single to be released off the highly-anticipated Crossover.  

Filled with nostalgic songwriting, delving into childhood, family, love and loss, Crossover is a beautifully honest soulful ride through the past, delivering a swag of soul-defining songs emphasised by The Putbacks sharp and dynamic rhythms.

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks first burst onto the scene together with 2014’s epic Dawn which won fans all over the world. Since then, Emma Donovan has toured and recorded with Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, Paul Kelly and Spinifex Gum, while The Putbacks released their debut self-titled album in 2018.

Following on from the successful collaboration with Dawn, Crossover highlights the band’s shared love for classic American soul and the protest music of indigenous Australia, with a uniquely Australian accent.

Five-piece combo The Putbacks are veterans of the recording studio, having performed across a variety of festivals and major events for over a decade, establishing themselves as Melbourne’s go-to instrumental funk ensemble.

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