Brooke Fraser's first internationally released track 'Lifeline' netted her a Single of the Year nomination at the 2004 Vodafone NZ Music Awards. This striking scenic music video was created by merging footage of Fraser walking around Auckland — a time-consuming method requiring meticulous attention to detail. This version of 'Lifeline' is actually its second — the track was re-recorded with a heavier rock sound and given a new music video, for release in Australia. 'Lifeline' was the second single off Fraser's debut album What to Do with Daylight, which spent over 65 weeks on the Kiwi music charts.
The songs on the album, ‘Lifeline’ particularly, I’ve been playing them at Parachute [Music Festival] since I was 16 or 17. It just happened to be, by divine hand, that the songs that I write aren’t premeditated ... Later, I might read my lyrics back and go, ‘oh, it’s influenced by something I’ve read, or this verse from the Bible'.– Brooke Fraser in an interview for AudioCulture, May 2013
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