VIA

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Where are you currently based? I am currently based in Melbourne, Australia. How did you first start playing music? I’ve been singing since I was a kid! There is a video that my family always talks about of me singing “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old. I started lessons when I was about that age too, so even growing up, its always been a really huge part of my life.  What's been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far? COVID has been…. intense. I was really struggling at the start, but i’ve just been trying to see the little silver linings and be grateful for all the things that I do have during this time. Although I will say, I’ve had a lot of time to write which has been cool. Your new single 'Need From You' is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting? When I first started writing music, I was super into ballads. Everything I wrote was Ed Sheeran inspired, Adele inspired, Sam Smith inspired. As I got older, and got more involved in the music scene, I realised I really loved RnB/Soul and all the elements of those genres, and ever since then my music has been slowly evolving into an acoustic RnB kind of vibe. With that being said, I never stray too far from my roots. Those ballad themes are still underlying in all of my music, and it's been really cool to keep that part of my songwriting with me.  How did you go about writing Need From You? I wrote “Need From You” when I was in a very vulnerable place. I was facing a lot of stuff about my current relationship that I didn’t really want to see, which was hard for me. This song kind of just came out of nowhere. I don’t think I was even trying to write a song, I was trying to write a letter.. and "Need From You" was born. Where and when did you record/produce and who with? I produced this song maybe about a year ago in a very intimate little studio with my producer Rino Darusman- who is amazing at what he does. He’s produced all of my tracks.  What programs/instruments did you use? I wanted it to feel really stripped back, so we recorded a guitar track, and vocals, and that was pretty much it.  Who are you listening to at the moment? I’m listening to a lot of H.E.R, she is so damn cool. I also listen to a lot of Summer Walker, Daniel Cesar, Jorja Smith and J Cole What do you like to do away from music? I’m still at uni so that takes up a lot of my time, I also spend a lot of time with my friends, but to be honest, most of my close friends are musicians too so even when we hang out, we’re usually writing together, which is really cool.  What's planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021? At the moment, all future plans are currently on hold. I’m just counting down the days until lockdown is over to be honest haha Favourite food and place to hangout? My favourite food is pasta, and I don’t really have a favourite place to hang out, but my favourite thing to do is get in the car with my friends and just go for a drive and see where we end up. Always down for an adventure.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/viamusiic  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/viamusicc/  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/27bcltpXTQQBPbGlFXLBfU?si=Sxc35NoUQFySP07aiWnNqA 

Where are you currently based?

I am currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

How did you first start playing music?

I’ve been singing since I was a kid! There is a video that my family always talks about of me singing “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old. I started lessons when I was about that age too, so even growing up, its always been a really huge part of my life.

What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?

COVID has been…. intense. I was really struggling at the start, but i’ve just been trying to see the little silver linings and be grateful for all the things that I do have during this time. Although I will say, I’ve had a lot of time to write which has been cool.

Your new single ‘Need From You’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

When I first started writing music, I was super into ballads. Everything I wrote was Ed Sheeran inspired, Adele inspired, Sam Smith inspired. As I got older, and got more involved in the music scene, I realised I really loved RnB/Soul and all the elements of those genres, and ever since then my music has been slowly evolving into an acoustic RnB kind of vibe. With that being said, I never stray too far from my roots. Those ballad themes are still underlying in all of my music, and it’s been really cool to keep that part of my songwriting with me.

How did you go about writing Need From You?

I wrote “Need From You” when I was in a very vulnerable place. I was facing a lot of stuff about my current relationship that I didn’t really want to see, which was hard for me. This song kind of just came out of nowhere. I don’t think I was even trying to write a song, I was trying to write a letter.. and “Need From You” was born.

Where and when did you record/produce and who with?

I produced this song maybe about a year ago in a very intimate little studio with my producer Rino Darusman- who is amazing at what he does. He’s produced all of my tracks.

What programs/instruments did you use?

I wanted it to feel really stripped back, so we recorded a guitar track, and vocals, and that was pretty much it.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I’m listening to a lot of H.E.R, she is so damn cool. I also listen to a lot of Summer Walker, Daniel Cesar, Jorja Smith and J Cole

What do you like to do away from music?

I’m still at uni so that takes up a lot of my time, I also spend a lot of time with my friends, but to be honest, most of my close friends are musicians too so even when we hang out, we’re usually writing together, which is really cool.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?

At the moment, all future plans are currently on hold. I’m just counting down the days until lockdown is over to be honest haha.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

My favourite food is pasta, and I don’t really have a favourite place to hang out, but my favourite thing to do is get in the car with my friends and just go for a drive and see where we end up. Always down for an adventure.

 

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