Elke Schon

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Elke Schon

Where are you currently based?

I am currently living on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

How did you first start playing music?

My whole life has been surrounded by music. My nanna used to sing all the time and I grasped onto it from her at a young age. When I was around 7 I would record myself singing and pretend I had a huge crowd in front of me, It’s always been something i’ve wanted to do.

What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?

At the start of covid I was lacking a lot of creativity and motivation to sing and write. I ended up getting really bored during quarantine so I found the sudden urge to sit down and write a song. I got on many zoom calls with my songwriting teacher and we cracked down a few songs until we eventually wrote ‘Talk To Me’. After months of finalising my song I released my first ever single ‘Talk To Me’ and i’ve received great feedback so far which is very exciting! At this point in time i’m starting to sit down and write more songs in the hope that i can release another one late this year or early next year.

Your debut single ‘Talk To Me’ is out now, it must be very exciting as you’re the ripe old age of 16, what does this debut single mean to you?

Yes it is very exciting! I’ve been wanting to write and release my own songs since I was very young so this single is a huge accomplishment for me. I remember hearing the produced track for the first time and crying because I was so overwhelmed with happiness and joy. I really love singing and songwriting and all i’ve ever wanted is to share my music with those who share the same love for music as I do.

What influenced the sound and songwriting?

Before I wrote ‘Talk To Me’ I knew i wanted a song with a big ending filled with strings and all different instruments, which we managed to add into the song. I also took a lot of influence from Billie Eilish.

How did you Talk To Me come about?

Talk To Me was written about my experience with unconfined love and the obstacles that I went through with this person. I became upset about the entire situation which influenced me to write a song about what happened. This then created ‘Talk To Me’

Where and when did you record/produce/master?

I started the recording and producing stage in December 2020 with Josh Beattie in his studio. It was a great experience!

What was your experience like working producer Josh Beattie?

Josh is super cool! I told him what I was looking for in the song, he pitched some ideas and made the song I really wanted into reality. He is very talented and makes the whole process of recording the song fun. I will definitely be working with him again.

How did you approach the recording process?

I was very nervous for it all because I had never been in a recording studio before, and I was worried it wouldn’t turn out how i’d like but I got comfortable quickly, it was really fun and I can’t express how much I love the way the song came out.

Who are you listening to at the moment and who have been your major musical influences to date?

At the moment I’m listening to Beach House, Danial Caesar and Gorrilaz. I would say Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Frank Ocean are my biggest musical influences at the moment. I look up to them a lot and I take a lot of inspiration from them.

What do you like to do away from music?

When I’m away from music I enjoy learning to drive and enhancing my digital art skills.

What’s planned for 2021?

Lots of exciting things are happening in 2021! I just got my busking license so i’ll be busking around the coast, I’ll be writing more songs and performing at gigs!

Favourite food and place to hangout?

My favourite food at the moment is sushi and I love exploring Brisbane city with my friends!


Elke Schon ‘Talk To me’- Click to listen

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1 comment

Courtni April 7, 2021 - 5:50 pm

You’re gonna go places Elke. When listening to your song I can feel the emotions and raw talent put into this. I can’t wait to hear more from you.


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