What’s been happening since we last caught up?
Been in another stage 4 lockdown, which I didn’t think would happen again, oh well! I’ve also been writing heaps of music and rewatching Breaking Bad.
The guitar playing is definitely inspired by the sassy techniques of Nai Palm, and the meandering/wailing vocals are inspired by Jeff Buckley and Florence Welch, as always.
I can’t even really remember, it was late at night I sitting in bed with my guitar. And then I posted a snippet of the song to Tiktok that night and I listened back the next day and was like “hey, that’s not half bad.”
I recorded with Chris Zeng at Fresh Entertainment studios, and it was mixed by Calvin Lauber, most known for his work with Julien Baker (who I am a huge fan of). I love all the magic work Calvin does for the songs of mine he mixes, always comes out better than I could’ve ever imagined.
Fresh Entertainment was very gracious in offering us this studio time as a part of their ‘Mixtape’ of local Mornington Peninsula/Frankston Council artists. You should definitely check that out!
I went in with my partner/bassist Marlon Cini and we recorded with Chris Zeng who was new to the Fresh program, we all worked together so well and it was a tiring but super fun day. That was also the day I recorded my Mojo Pin (by Jeff Buckley) cover which is out aswell.
We used this super moody “Coral Reef” synth and electronic drum sounds that I found mucking around the days before, and also I play my Gretch hollow-body guitar and Marlon used his Fender precision bass.
It’s quite a personal one about mental health struggles, but also the light at the end of the tunnel. And also realising human connection is how I get myself out of dark patches.
I am ADORING Hiatus Kaiyote’s new album ‘Mood Vailant’, I am obsessed with every song, especially ‘Chivalry is Not Dead’.
Working on my Bachelor of Music, and working on a new EP.
A “famous singer” of course!