Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in Sydney, Australia.
How did you first get into music?
When I was 7 years old I was listening to channel (V) used to be my favourite on a Saturday morning and I’d sing along to all the songs.
“I wish I was a punk rocker” by Sandi Thom had just finishing playing I started singing it and my family relative came out of the kitchen saying she loved the song but stopped when she realised it was me singing and not the TV.
She turn to my mum and said “you need to put her in singing lessons” my mum ended up working three jobs just to put me into singing lessons.
What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?
The past couple of months have been pretty crazy for me prepping for my single release as well as writing new songs and coming up with concepts and ideas for music videos as well as other releases.
I remember when everything first started getting serious with COVID I felt so strange definitely deflated because there were certain plans that I had made that got put on hold.
Your house burnt down, please tell us how things have changed for you since:
I tend to tell people that my house burning down in one of the best things that ever happened to me. They call me crazy of course but before my house burnt down I was not in a good place at all.
When I was 16 years old I was on The Voice Australia.
After being eliminated in the battle rounds I didn’t cope well at all.
I suffered from depression & anxiety for 4 years, I couldn’t keep a job, I couldn’t write any music, I didn’t even want to leave my bed.
That all changed when my house burnt down.
It wasn’t over night, I couldn’t just forget about all the things lost.
It was one of the hardest things I ever had to watch.
My mum and I lived in a homeless shelter for 4 weeks following the fire, it really opened my eyes.
Your new single ‘Top Spot’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
I was working as a housekeeper when I wrote Top Spot, I remember the day like it was yesterday.
I remember being so tired whilst driving from one hotel to the next I was working a double shift and had been working crazy hours all week.
I knew why I was doing it I knew that the long hours, the sore feet it was only for one thing and that was so I was able to make music.
I started to think about all the crazy stuff people do to get where they want to be and started writing.
I wanted it to be relatable, quirky & new.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
My producers name is Philippe-Marc Anquetil.
We have been working together ever since I was on the voice.
We recorded & mastered Top Spot in his Studio.
Top Spot was recorded in April this year.
How did you approach the recording process?
I always like being prepared when heading into the studio.
I normally go in with 3-5 songs that I have recorded a demo to at home.
We listen to all of the song and make the decision, I was really nervous about Top Spot because it was unlike anything I had ever written before.
What does Top Spot mean to you?
Top Spot reminds me of where I was when I wrote it and how far I have come in that time.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Post Malone for sure I love all of his stuff.
Saweetie is also on repeat SZA, Kiana Lede and Mali-Koa’s new album.
What do you like to do away from music?
My life pretty much just music if I’m not in the studio I’m usually thinking about going into the studio. I love food so cooking & baking when I get the chance.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
I’m heading back into the studio over the next couple of weeks and starting to prep for my next release which will be early next year.
I’m hoping to be able to perform Top Spot live by the end of the year if not really early next year.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite food is a pepperoni pizza for sure.
Favourite place to hang out would have to be my studio.