Where are you currently based?
I live in Thornbury, Melbourne/Naarm.
How did you first start playing music?
My mum used to play in bands. She was a huge rock chick so she inspired me big time. I listened to all the music that she listened to so Norah Jones was actually my idol when I was super young. I loved to dance when I was younger too so I ended up doing musical theatre classes to get my music hit.
What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?
COVID was a particularly grounding time for me. I had been writing for over a year before I released by debut single in April 2020. In terms of music, the stillness of last year enabled me to focus intently on each release. I held a lot of space for growth.
Please tell us what influenced the sound and songwriting for your upcoming single ‘Vigor’?
Vigor is all about life force and energy. I wrote a poem last year and it was about unlocking that potential, reaching that high whether it be through your own doing or by being around someone that has that affect on you. I wanted to write a song that encapsulated that feeling.
How did you go about writing Vigor?
I caught up with my producer and he had put down some nice chords. We played around with this drum beat and slowed it down until it almost flickered like energy itself. That’s when I remembered the poem I wrote and it was pretty wild how seamlessly it fit into the track.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
I recorded the song towards the end of last year in Melbourne/Naarm. It was actually recorded in my producer Jahn Rae’s home studio. It was mastered by Becki Whitton.
How did you approach the recording process and what did you find most challenging and rewarding?
This whole process felt effortless. The vocals you hear in the track are the very first vocals I ever put down for it. I grew up doing musical theatre and have gigged across Melbourne for years so I love singing live. I always think my best work happens in my first few takes. Of course sometimes it can take a little longer but I love hearing the emotion and authenticity in vocals so once I’m trying too hard – I can hear it and I don’t like it. Vigor however, came together very quickly.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Music changes depending on my mood. If I’m cooking I listen to Four Tet, when I’m relaxing I listen to Rhye, when I want to move I listen to Kllo. If I’m feeling reminiscent, I will listen to Bon Iver or Augie March.
What do you like to do away from music?
Away from music, I’m quite a Nonna! I love to cook, cuddle my dog Bentley, knit and do all kinds of arts and crafts. My partner Lochlan is an artist so we spend a lot of time manifesting, thinking and creating. I’ve got a fig tree in my back yard so spending my weekends making jam at the moment. I also love being outdoors, going for long bush walks or going away in our van.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
I have lots of fun things coming up. Planning an EP release at the moment for this year, I’ll share some more info on that soon but at the moment it is still a work in progress. Other than that, writing and gigs. It has been really hard during COVID to go out and sing live and forward plan for that kind of thing, but I am super hopeful for this year.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I’m Italian so I can’t go past pizza or pasta. Luckily we’re spoiled for choice close to home but nothing beats a home-made meal at Nonna’s house. Favourite place to hang out is Nonna’s house.