Growing up, my parents made me learn classical piano (which I hated), but in retrospect I’m grateful to have that foundation and understanding of music. I ended up completing AMEB 8th Grade piano, however my heart has always been in contemporary music. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I started to write my own songs, around the same time I became obsessed with pop punk music (e.g. Avril Lavigne and Blink-182). That’s when I bought my first guitar and naturally started writing and singing my own songs. For many years I just kept these songs to myself. It wasn’t until I went to uni that I first performed live at an open mic night in Melbourne.
Shortly after relocating, I enrolled in Ableton’s Music Production Course at the Liveschool education facility in Sydney. Through completion of this course, it widened my musical theory and curiosity for composition outside the electronic dance-pop genres (i.e. outside my existing project FLUIR). Naturally, I started writing and producing music to explore these new avenues and to further develop my own songwriting and production skill sets. During this stage of personal development and growth musically, I wrote a handful of ambient melodic house compositions including ‘Retrograde’. Given the contrasting genres when comparing my existing project FLUIR (dance indie-pop) to the melodic tracks I wrote during lockdown, this led me to launch my new project FORWARD FOX.