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Anthony Callea reveals the inspiration behind his new song

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‘My blood, sweat and tears are on that recording’: Anthony Callea reveals the inspiration behind his bold new single

He released his new song, What’s Wrong With Me?, on Friday.

And now, Anthony Callea has opened up about writing the ballad, revealing that his own personal journey was the inspiration behind the powerful lyrics. 

Speaking to 9Honey on Saturday, the 36-year-old said: ‘My blood, sweat and tears are on that recording…so it’s definitely me in my purest form.’  

'It's definitely me in my purest form': Anthony Callea (pictured) revealed his experiences were the inspiration behind his new song, What's Wrong With Me?

‘It’s definitely me in my purest form’: Anthony Callea (pictured) revealed his experiences were the inspiration behind his new song, What’s Wrong With Me?

Anthony, who announced that he was gay in 2007, explained that he has spent time reconnecting with himself and this allowed him to ‘be transparent with my audience.’

‘Sometimes you need to step back and for a while and reconnect with yourself, and that’s what I have done for the past year or so,’ he said. 

‘I spent time getting to know myself again and putting these thoughts, emotions and what I learnt about myself into song.’ 

Candid: Anthony said: 'My blood, sweat and tears are on that recording...so it's definitely me in my purest form'

Candid: Anthony said: ‘My blood, sweat and tears are on that recording…so it’s definitely me in my purest form’

His song release comes just days after he pledged to donate his Melbourne Cup performance fee to an equine welfare and rehabilitation organisation.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, the former Australian Idol star said he was stunned after watching horrific footage from ABC’s 7:30 report into retired race horses.

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He explained ‘better awareness and support’ was needed and pledged to donate his performance fee to a select organisation.

‘Like many Australians, I watched the ABC’s 7:30 Report episode last Thursday night and was shocked,’ he started off the lengthy post. 

Supportive: Anthony's song release comes just days after he pledged to donate his Melbourne Cup performance fee to an equine welfare and rehabilitation organisation

Supportive: Anthony’s song release comes just days after he pledged to donate his Melbourne Cup performance fee to an equine welfare and rehabilitation organisation

‘I believe that we all should have a better awareness and support a movement in the industry towards positive change and ensuring that this appalling behaviour is eradicated.’

He continued: ‘With my impending commitment to the entertainment line up on Melbourne Cup day, I have carefully considered this and to offer my support in this change, have decided to donate my performance fee to an equine welfare and rehabilitation organisation.’ 

‘This I hope will help them continue their work in ensuring the safety and future of these beautiful animals.’

‘I know this will not satisfy all, but I do hope in a time of differing opinions across many aspects of our society, that the singing of the National Anthem will unite us in our differences, and help celebrate and showcase my hometown of Melbourne and our beautiful country on the world stage,’ he ended.   

Shocked: Anthony said he was stunned after watching horrific footage from ABC's 7:30 report into retired race horses and 'better awareness and support' was needed

Shocked: Anthony said he was stunned after watching horrific footage from ABC’s 7:30 report into retired race horses and ‘better awareness and support’ was needed

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