Tell us about your
upcoming Nights Like This EP?
I’m super stoked about the release of the new EP. After spending the last two years writing music, performing, recording and producing for myself and others, it’s super cool to be able to put out these songs and finally share them with the world. This year has been a whirlwind of new music for me; I’ve been putting out new tracks every couple of weeks and it’s cool to have it all culminate in the release of Nights Like This.
How is this endeavor different from your earlier releases?
Honestly, this is my first EP. My first collection of songs that mean something to me, together, as a story. I’ve always been inspired by musical story tellers so putting out this little collection starts my journey into sharing mine.
How has the recent move to LA been?
I’ve been living in LA since the beginning of the year, and creatively it’s an amazing place. Coming from a small town in Australia, it’s unbelievable how big of a community there is for artists and writers. Back home, the community was so small, and the opportunities were so far and few between. I’d have to work really hard to find ways to share my music. But that said, I haven’t sat still since I came to the US. I was on tour with Dean Lewis in the US and Canada, played a couple of dates with Ella Vos, spent time writing in Nashville, back to Australia to see my family and perform a few shows—it’s been a crazy year.
What song off your new
EP do you connect with the most?
I’m torn between Bullet and Fools. Fools represents a time in my life when I finally moved to Sydney and committed myself to writing and recording music full time. It’s one of the first few songs I wrote out of this great rehearsal space I was essentially living in—so it’s full of happy memories. Bullet, is the other track that is really important to me. It’s a song I wrote about a really tough period in my youth.
Who are you listening to these days?
I love what Rex Orange County is doing. Drake is on my current playlist. The Japanese House, Ruby Fields are a few.