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The Beamish Brothers Reveal Upbeat Pop Gem “Privilege” & Music Video


Jun 17, 2021

The Beamish Brothers are seemingly unstoppable this year, sharing their third single of 2021 with “Privilege,” once again showcasing their knack for crafting charismatic and tasteful alt-pop music. Written alongside fellow Australian talent Chymes, “Privilege” is a tongue-in-cheek jab at the wealthy and financially privileged, while urging listeners to approach life with an open sense of gratitude, remembering the ways in which they too might be privileged as well.

The Beamish Brothers possess an uncanny ability to infuse their songs with profound socio-political commentary, this time doing so by introducing two almost cartoony characters in the music video for “Privilege,” directed by Connor Armitage, who worked with the duo on their earlier release “Dollar At The Heart” back in January. Living their lives full of ambition and glam, characters Dallas (played by Ben Beamish) and Courtney-Lynn (played by Meg Aspinall) portray the essence of privilege in this day and age in a comical way that enhances the song’s story and message. Meanwhile the upbeat, infectious, and funky instrumental, which is filled with bright hooks, groovy basslines, and funky trumpet licks.

“Privilege is about questioning the advantages and opportunities we are given and is at its core, a very fun and lighthearted song about the privileges which many of us, including ourselves, share. We figured we all probably know a ‘Dallas’ and ‘Courntey-Lynn’ and so we decided to centre the song around these two, particularly out-of-touch characters,” explain The Beamish Brothers.

Hailing from the town of Toowoomba, Australia, The Beamish Brothers launched back in 2019, after amassing more than 8 million streams with their previous moniker The Beamish Boys. The brotherly duo have toured around Japan, South Korea and Australia, and are definitely gearing up to take over the world with their undeniably catchy brand of alt-pop music.


  • Photographer Tayla Lauren