Where are you currently based?
I currently live in the Gold Coast.
I’ve literally been playing for my whole life. My family was really involved in Country music competitions when I was growing up, and I started competing when I was 3. My mum is a music teacher, so I was pretty lucky that I got to grow up learning how to play different instruments and always being surrounded by music.
Honestly Covid has been pretty lonely! I was definitely lucky because I never lost my job and I wasn’t as hugely impacted as I know a lot of other people have been so I am grateful for that, but I had only just moved to the Gold Coast about 2 months before everywhere started to shut down. I didn’t know anyone here before I moved, so when the restrictions started being implemented I spent a lot of time by myself, which was pretty tough. Recently though, things have been going really well! I’ve started gigging more which has been awesome, and I’ve been able to spend a lot more time working on my music as well which I’m loving. And with more restrictions being lifted all the time, it’s been really great finally being able to see more of the Gold Coast.
I feel like the emotion behind the song is what influenced the sound. I was writing about a really dark and heavy period of my life, and I think the track is very reflective of that; it gives off this kind of sinister and unstable vibe, which is definitely how I was feeling during the time that I was writing about.
It was actually kind of a hard song to start. My co-writer/producer (Parker Rose) and I were playing around with a couple of different ideas when I randomly said that I needed to cut my nails, and we kind of just decided it would be a cool lyric and then sat on it for a while before we decided to run with it. It was such a fun song to write though – super experimental which is always exciting, and it was also just really therapeutic. I feel like once we got in the zone, the whole song came together really easily as far as writing it goes.
Cut My Nails was Written and Produced at Parkers old studio on the Gold Coast.
Please tell us about your connection to the LGBTQI community:
After I came out and had to move out of home, I didn’t feel like there were a lot of people in my life that I could really connect with about what I was going through, which was really isolating. Being apart of the LGBTQI community and meeting people with similar experiences to me and being able to celebrate who I am and my sexuality instead of wishing I could change it was so important. Going to Pride festivals and drag shows and meeting people who knew what I was going through and had come out the other side played such a huge role in me accepting myself and getting myself through one of the darkest periods of my life. I really feel so lucky to be apart of such an amazing community that celebrates love and individuality and self expression so intensely. What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021? I just finished my third single as Cut My Nails was being released so that will be coming out soon! I’m also working on releasing an EP in 2021 so that’s something pretty exciting to look forward to!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I have a few of my all time favourites like Billie Eilish, Benee and Jessie Reyez. Right now though, I really love Alexander 23, FLETCHER and G Flip.
What do you like to do away from music?
I love dancing (although I’m really not very good at it, but I don’t mind). I also really like cooking, and I love hanging out with my friends.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
I just finished my third single as Cut My Nails was being released so that will be coming out soon! I’m also working on releasing an EP in 2021 so that’s something pretty exciting to look forward to!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I absolutely love sushi, it’s easily one of my favourite foods. Either that or strawberry pierogi. My stepmum used to make them for me when I was younger, I’m obsessed with them! As for my favourite place to hangout, I love taking my dog to the beach or going out somewhere with live music.