Where are you currently based?
How did you first start playing music?
I sang in choirs and did a lot of theater when I was young, but I didn’t really start playing music until I was around 13. I had to pick a skill to learn for a school project and it was between making a cook-book and guitar, lol.
What’s been happening recently?
I’ve spent the majority of this year in the studio writing. Working towards an album/ EP thing? It’s been a very unrestricted creative process. I feel so lucky to have so much time on my hands now that I have finished university. I feel really passionate about what I’ve been writing!
Your latest single ‘In Love, 23’ is out now, what or who influenced the sound and songwriting?
It’s super hard to pin where this one came from. I think a lot of it was just ‘from the heart’. Sonically I really wanted to pair lofi sounds with some super hifi ones, so that it had lots of character and colour.
How did you go about writing the single?
I wrote this song super stereotypically, ‘edge of the bed, notepad and pen’ kinda vibe. This was unusual for me as all my songs typically start out as instrumentals and then I add lyrics and melody, whereas, this song came from a very organic storytelling place. I’m 25 now so I have been sitting on it for a while, I still love it.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
I recorded everything as a more “bedroom” sound first at home and then took it into Mr Andy Lawson at Debaser studio where we recorded a real kit and vocals and mixed the track. Andy is an incredible producer and I feel super grateful to have worked with him and learnt from him as much as I have! We love collaborating together. Lastly we passed it onto Steve Smart of 301 Studios for the master who did a stellar job.
How has your sound changed over your career?
My sound has been undergoing a lot of changes over the past year! In Love, 23 and Blue Boy in particular were pivotal moments for me where I truly fell in love with the art of production. There is so much creativity and storytelling to be had just through playing with sounds and I think my music will now always be heavily influenced by my production ear.
Please tell us how the concept for the music video came about:
As I feel so passionately about this song, we wanted to make the music video super organic and performance based. We essentially found some gorgeous rolling hills (got super lucky with the weather) and made it up as we went. I grew up with the crew from ‘Lemonade City’ so it was honestly just a lot of fun.
Where and when did you film and who did you work with?
‘Lemonade City’ is a unique Art Collective from Adelaide. Shot/ Co-Directed by Tom Parolin, Co-Directed by Kamryn Henschke and edited by Nic Hutton, I felt super lucky to have such a passionate, talented team. We shot the video down in Victor Harbour/ Second Valley and we’re severely looked after by the film gods as the weather was abnormally misty and mysterious.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Sunshine by Steve Lacy has been huge in my life this past month.
What do you like to do away from music?
I like to party and have a nice time. Also love running and overthinking.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2022 going into 2023?
Going to keep working on the album/ EP thing and probably get a couple songs out soon, also play some shows in Sydney!! We just moved here so I have been smitten with the place, keen to get playing.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Lol I really love Grill’d and my favourite hangout place is 100% at home.
Triple J Unearthed: https://www.abc.net.au/triplejunearthed/artist/kyle-charles-hall/