Where are you currently based?
I’m living in Melbourne! Not a lot happening here at the moment obviously, but just doing little things to make the day special like some yoga, dancing around in my room, playing with my dog and watching Disney movies.
How did you first start playing music?
My dad is a singer and guitarist so most nights during my childhood we would play stuff from The Rolling Stones to The Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Alicia Keys.
How has your Covid/Lockdown experience been so far and has it affected your mental health?
The lockdown experience has been really challenging for so many people and has affected me greatly. I’m obviously out of work, with no gigs or anything. I was actually admitted into a psychiatric clinic to help, as I just wasn’t coping with this lockdown. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better and can see a little clearer.
You have a new single ‘The Lucky Ones’ on the way, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
I wrote this song just after a trip to New York with my boyfriend. I surprised him in Times Square and he had no idea that I was coming. When I got back to Melbourne I was reminiscing on all the good times we had and thought about how it would feel to have all that taken away from me. I do feel lucky to be with him and it would break my heart if we ever weren’t together. It was slightly painful exploring this but I’m super happy with how it turned out.
How did you go about writing ‘The Lucky Ones’?
I wrote it with Ed Quinn from Slum Sociable; I think it was the second song that we wrote together. Ed took care of the beats and the strings and I jumped on to the lyrics and melody. It came together really well. Most of what you hear in the finished single was in the demo, so we’re super stoked with that!
Where and when did you record/produce and who with?
Ed finessed the track at his home studio during lockdown so we kind of went back and forth on the phone talking about it.
What do you like to do away from music?
I love going on long walks, I love coffee. When we’re not in lockdown I mostly enjoy hanging out with my closest friends at a park or on the beach. I also really like to dance around my room to the soundtrack of Burlesque.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
King Princess, Taylor Swift, Jorja Smith.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
I think the main focus is finishing off this EP that I have coming out in early 2021. There’s still a few songs that need some final tinkering with. I’m just so excited to get it out finally. I also hope that we come out of lockdown, this one has been super tough.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite food is definitely Thai green chicken curry and my favourite place to hangout would be on my back deck in the winter with a tea and some friends!