Posted on: May 24, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Do you feel like your previous work as a dancer has influenced your current music career? If so, how?

100%. I love combining the two. Whenever I write a song I’m always thinking ‘how can I incorporate dance into this?’ Also, I got a sneak preview into the music world when I danced for many great artists. I wanted to be in their shoes…not literally.

What was your favorite part about filming the music video for “Killer”?

Creative freedom. There were no limits; any suggestion was welcome. The cast and crew were so passionate about the project which made me feel comfortable being crazy. Martijn Sedgfield was the brain behind the visuals. He is a very accomplished choreographer, dancer, and producer from LA, and I was very fortunate to be a part of his creation.

What made you want to switch from dancing to vocal work?

I love creating. I used to write a lot of poetry and I feel like dancing and singing go hand in hand. I wanted to share a part of myself with others that I didn’t feel could be translated the same via dance.

How have your life experiences inspired the story behind “Killer”?

I always want what I can’t have. So, when I sabotage a relationship by doing strange things (making them dress like my ex) they eventually leave me, and that is when I fall in love with them.

Who are some of your biggest inspirations in the music world?

Growing up as a dancer I listened to a lot of classical music in ballet class, so I’ve always been inspired by the compositions of Bach and Chopin. I am also Amy Winehouse’s biggest fan. She helped me through many hard times. I can hear the pain in her voice and that made me feel like I wasn’t alone. Currently I’m really into RAYE, Miley Cyrus, and Billie Eilish. Not only do I LOVE their voices, but they are also very honest and raw singers.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced as an artist?

The business side of things. I love performing and writing, but when it comes to marketing, etc., I struggle. I’m like a grandma with technology.

What do you have in store for your future in terms of music?

I have an EP coming out this year which will be accompanied by many shows.

Has your hometown of Melbourne, Australia, influenced your music? If so, how?

The weather in Melbourne is quite miserable, so maybe that has influenced my darkness in songs.

What is your favorite part of the “Killer” music video, and why?

The red dress scene ended up looking really cool. I had a bunch of dancers under my skirt (not in a weird way) performing choreography that wasn’t your usual movements, so it could have gone either way. I think it ended up being a success.

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