T.R.U.T.H.

T.R.U.T.H. is the ninth studio album from Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian. The album was confirmed on 14 July 2020[1] and was released on 16 October 2020.[2][3]

T.R.U.T.H.
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Studio album by
Released16 October 2020
Recorded2018–2020
Length41:22
LabelSony Music Australia
Guy Sebastian chronology
Conscious
(2017)
T.R.U.T.H.
(2020)
Singles from T.R.U.T.H.
  1. "Before I Go"
    Released: 2 November 2018
  2. "Choir"
    Released: 31 May 2019
  3. "Let Me Drink"
    Released: 15 November 2019
  4. "Standing with You"
    Released: 26 June 2020
  5. "Love on Display"
    Released: 25 September 2020
  6. "Only Thing Missing"
    Released: 26 February 2021
  7. "Believer"
    Released: 20 August 2021

Upon announcement, Sebastian said "I wanted to create something that was about my life, the things that I've been through and my truths. [...] More than anything I've learned the importance of having the right team around you, and what great things can be achieved when you do."[2]

SinglesEdit

"Before I Go" was released as the album's lead single on 2 November 2018 and peaked at number 41 on the ARIA singles chart and was certified Platinum in Australia and the Netherlands.

"Choir" was released on 31 May 2019 The song peaked at number 7 on the ARIA singles chart and was certified 3× Platinum in Australia. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the song won Video of the Year and Song of the Year.

"Let Me Drink" was released on 15 November 2019 and features The HamilTones and Wale.

"Standing with You" was released on 26 June 2020. The song peaked at number 10 on the ARIA singles chart and was certified Gold in Australia.

"Love on Display" was released on 25 September 2020 as the album's fifth single.[4]

"Only Thing Missing" was sent to radio on 26 February 2021 as the album's sixth single.[5][6]

"Believer" was released on 20 August 2021 as the album's seventh single.[7] The official music video premiered the same day.[8]

Promotional singlesEdit

"If He Won't" was released on 11 September 2020, the same day the album became available for pre-order as the album's first promotional single.[9][3]

Critical receptionEdit

Tyler Jenke of Tone Deaf said "..with T.R.U.T.H. serving at Guy's ninth album, it sounds as though we're once again witnessing the start of something beautiful, with his soulful, powerful sound proving it is not only as mesmerising as ever, but that there is truly no stopping a stunning artist such as Guy Sebastian." While Alexander Pan, also from ToneDeaf, said "T.R.U.T.H., shows just why he is one of Australia's leading artists. We all know how good of a singer he is, yet Guy is still somehow improving on, well, everything as his soulful ninth studio album demonstrates how he just keeps getting better with each new release."[10]

Broadway World said: "Although T.R.U.T.H. materialised in spurts - during various sessions with songwriters in different geographical locations across a two-and-a-half-year period - it's undeniably Sebastian's most cohesive-sounding album to date."[11]

Commercial performanceEdit

On 21 October 2020, Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) announced in their mid-week report that the album was in contention to debut at number 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[12] On 24 October 2020, T.R.U.T.H debuted at number one in Australia on the ARIA Albums Chart for the chart dated 26 October 2020. The album became his first number one album in seven years (his last being Armageddon in December 2012) and his third overall.[13]

In New Zealand, the album debuted and peaked at number 39 on the New Zealand Top 40 Albums Chart for the chart dated 26 October 2020.[14]

Track listingEdit

T.R.U.T.H. track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Before I Go"Hartman3:29
2."Believer"
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Hodges
  • Steve Solomon
  • Hodges
  • Solomon
3:45
3."Choir"
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Trevor Brown
  • William Zaire Simmons
2:53
4."I'm Your Man"
3:41
5."Standing with You"
Hartman3:53
6."Only Thing Missing"
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Isabella Kearney-Nurse
  • Brown
  • Simmons
  • Brown
  • Koalo
2:41
7."Love on Display"
M-Phazes3:03
8."Who I Love"
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Ryan II
  • Andrew Haas
Afterhrs4:04
9."In a World" (featuring Shungudzo)
3:29
10."Let Me Drink" (featuring The HamilTones and Wale)M-Phazes2:40
11."If He Won't"
Solomon3:20
12."Fantasize"
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Brown
  • Simmons
  • Brown
  • Koalo
4:24
Total length:41:22

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Gold 35,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

T.R.U.T.H. release details
Region Date Formats Refs.
Various 16 October 2020 CDdigital downloadstreaming [2]
Australia 11 December 2020 LP [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @GuySebastian (14 July 2020). "I'm excited to share more on my upcoming T.R.U.T.H. album and 2021 tour. 🙏🏾" (Tweet). Retrieved 11 September 2020 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b c "T.R.U.T.H. CD". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Guy Sebastian confirms the release date and tracklist for his new album T.R.U.T.H." Aussie Vision. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Love on Display". Apple Music. 25 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Singles to Radio 26 February 2021". The Music Network. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Happy Friday!!! My new single #OnlyThingMissing is here". Twitter. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Believer (radio mix)". Apple Music. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Guy Sebastian - Believer (Official Video)". YouTube. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  9. ^ "To celebrate my album pre-order finally going live, I've dropped a new track today called "If He Won't" - you can hear it now, everywhere! 🎶". 11 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020 – via Facebook.
  10. ^ "Record of the Week". Tone Deaf. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Guy Sebastian releases album TRUTH". Broadway World. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Guy Sebastian and BTS vying for high debuts on the ARIA Charts this week". Australian Recording Industry Association. 21 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Guy Sebastian claims third ARIA #1 album with T. R. U. T. H." Australian Recording Industry Association. 24 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Charts.nz – Guy Sebastian – T.R.U.T.H.". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Guy Sebastian – T.R.U.T.H.". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  16. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 2020". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2021 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Album/DVD certifications are on separate sheets.
  18. ^ "T.R.U.T.H. (Vinyl) at JB Hi-Fi". JB Hi-Fi. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.