Ed Sheeran Will Release His New Song ‘Visiting Hours’ In Honor Of Michael Gudinski
Pop singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is planning to release a brand new track titled ‘Visiting Hours‘ as a tribute song to his mentor, a leading figure in the Australian music industry, Michael Gudinski as his son Matt Gudinski revealed during a recent interview with News Corp.
As many of you might know, Michael Gudinski was considered to be one of the most significant and powerful players in the Australian music landscape on top of being referred to as the father of the Australian music industry. Mushroom Records founder, unfortunately, passed away in his sleep while at home in Melbourne at the age of 68, on March 1, 2021.
A memorial concert for Gudinski was held at Tod Laver Arena on March 24 with featuring performances by musicians such as Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, and Paul Kelly. The concert was live-streamed on Mushroom Group’s official YouTube channel and ABC Radio.
In addition to those successful artists, Ed Sheeran also put on a touching performance to the late Michael Gudinski while singing special songs such as ‘Castle On The Hill, ‘The A Team,’ along with ‘Visiting Hours’ which was the first public performance of the song. Sheeran also performed two songs, ‘All The Lovers’ ‘The Loco-Motion’ with Kylie Minogue which was a request by Gudinski.
It’s been recently confirmed by Gudinski’s son Matt Gudinsk, who has taken over as Mushroom Records’ new CEO following his father’s passing, during a recent interview that ‘Visiting Hours’ is going to be released by Mushroom Records as a tribute song to Sheeran’s mentor.
Here is what Matt said:
“I believe there are plans for Ed’s song to be released in due course. It meant a lot to myself and our family that Ed made the journey out here and created a song in Dad’s honor.”
You can see the source by clicking here and watch the full performance of Ed Sheeran during the memorial below.