ARIA Award winner Amy Shark attended the funeral of a very young fan today, dedicating a song to the five-year-old’s memory, The Sydney Morning Herald writes.
Shark’s surprise performance to honour Liam, who died in a tragic accident earlier this month, was a special moment for his family, who are believed to be big fans of the artist.
Liam died after falling from a boat in Lake Eildon in regional Victoria, 235 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, at about lunchtime on December 9. His family had attempted but were unsuccessful in reviving the five-year-old, who was wearing a lifejacket.
Shark told the newspaper that performing at the service was “the least [she] could do” on “a very hard day for the family“.
“I decided to say goodbye to one of my biggest and youngest fans who was taken too soon.”
One person who attended the funeral called Shark’s performance “absolutely incredible“: “This will be remembered by his family forever.”
Shark wrote on social media this afternoon “I never got to meet Liam, but I will remember him and his family forever. Rest In Peace sweet boy, may my songs be forever in your dreams “.
Shark also appeared on The Project tonight, where she spoke about the song ‘Weekends‘, which has a confronting lyric that speaks to overcoming mental health issues with the help of a partner: “You ban me from sleeping pills and codeine.”
“That line in particular is just like a small thing of my whole big life, and finding someone who cared about me enough to notice things about me, and wanna help me, and that was the whole aim of the song.”
She also very comfortably talked about how “[her] whole Instagram, the whole hashtag, [and] my whole life” has been “taken over” by Pinkfong‘s ‘Baby Shark‘: “I just wish I wrote it to be honest. I’m just jealous.”