Where are you currently based?
How did you first start playing music?
I was lucky enough to grow up in a very musical family, with my Grandmother being an incredible singer and pianist and my mum also being very talented at the piano. I always felt so free and joyful singing and my mum was the one to really build my confidence. Writing was an instinctual part of me, where I really got a lot of joy from writing poems and stories so the two naturally intertwined as I got into my teens.
What’s been happening recently?
2020 and 2021 saw me back home in Nelson with my mum and sister Clare. It was there, I really found myself in a new way which started to really show itself in the music I was writing. Then as New Zealand opened up, I found my now manager Jeffrey Figueroa and we’ve been working very hard bringing this vision to life. Lots of writing sessions and living life!
Your latest single ‘Teenage Renegade’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
I have always deeply connected to the likes of Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Tears For Fears etc, music that really moves you and takes you to another world where you feel free. Lyrically, I really get inspired by words that connect to a deeper part of myself. I often go through times of feeling pretty anxious and overwhelmed so I wanted to write an ode to that inner wild child inside all of us, and that really came out when we were writing Teenage Renegade.
You’re in Australia to support Teenage Renegade, how does it feel to be back?
YES! It feels INCREDIBLE to be back. I feel so much support and love here and the whole atmosphere is incredibly welcoming.
Who did you work with during the creation of Teenage Renegade?
I worked with the incredible Tyler Spry and Areli Castro.
Where and when did you record/produce/master?
I wrote ‘Teenage Renegade’ over zoom in January of 2022 from my house in London!
How did you approach the recording process?
I actually got the train down to a beautiful seaside village in Deal, UK and recorded vocals in my air bnb. It was an incredibly peaceful and calm way to approach this and really allowed me to capture the right emotion I was after for Teenage Renegade.
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2022 going into 2023?
We’ve got the next single all lined up and ready to go and I’m so incredibly excited. The EP is just about ready and I couldn’t be more excited to start getting the live shows ready for you!
Do you have an EP in the pipeline?
Definitely! It’s nearly finished!
What inspires you and what is it like being an independent artist coming off the success from your last album?
Life inspires me! Truly living and riding the waves of life. The highs and lows can be scary and hard to accept but Teenage Renegade is my reminder that I can survive it all.
The most important thing, independent or signed is that you’re able to really write the music that you want to write. I’ve found being independent has allowed Jeff, my manager and I to really hone in on the vision. Everything you’re seeing is all us.
Your hit single Nothing to Regret was certified double-platinum in Australia and has reached over 120M streams, what do you attribute to this massive achievement?
AHhhh that still blows my mind! Thankyou listeners hehe. I think people really connected to the message.
Sometimes we are made to feel like we need so much to be happy when really all we need are our friends, family and to feel free from pressure for a moment. Nothing To Regret is the ode for letting go of the worry and fear.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m loving a lot of Wolf Alice, The Cure, Miley Cyrus, Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks and Tears For Fears.
What do you like to do away from music?
That is a great question! I’ve taken a strong liking to cooking recently which is surprising to even me. I think there’s a real therapy to creating your own version of flavours. I also love being amongst of nature and the comforts of my own home hahaha, and then the other side of me loves a good time out dancing the night away.
Favourite food and place to hang out when you are in Australia?
Ohhhh! Australia has so many incredible places to go and see. I really love Icebergs in Bondi, I think the view of the ocean is so stunning.
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