Hi! If you haven’t heard of you yet, how would you describe your sound, and who has influenced you the most?

A: Well, I guess I would describe my music as creative pop. I like putting hints of humour and personality to my songs because it’s something I know that I like to hear in a song and something else I’ve noticed that I do is add contrasts into the music. If I add a heavy bass or electric guitar I will put a pretty piano melody or some oohs and ahhhs on top of that as a contrast. I think that adding that contrast makes the song more fun especially if the lyrics contrast the music as-well.

Everyone in my family likes different musical styles so I was raised listening to reggae, R&B, hip hop, rap, pop, classical, comedy, rock and roll, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s so I guess all of that music was just imprinted into my brain and I’m very grateful for that.

As I got a bit older I started listening to artists like Lily Allen, Pink, The Beastie Boys, Smash Mouth, Lorde, Tones and I and then artists like Mozart and Beethoven and I could just keep going on and on listing names but my favourite was Elton John and still is.

Do you recall the initial song that sparked your desire to pursue a career in music?

A: I can think of a few

The first ever song I remember singing was when I was about four, I was wearing my Scooby Doo pyjamas and I sung 3 Little Birds by Bob Marley.

Music has always been a huge part of my life it makes everything better!

Also when I first started to develop my own taste in music Elton John was who I listen to the most and has been one of my biggest inspirations.

We love your single ‘So Please’. Can you tell us how that track came about?

A: Yeah, well I went to Byron Bay for a couple of months last year to busk, before I left I wrote a bunch of songs to perform while I was there and ‘so please’ was one of them.

It was originally called ‘The End’ but I ended up changing around one of the verses and the chorus and the Bridge and I ended up with ‘So Please’.

I then went on to produce it with Garrett Kato who was so great to work with!

‘so please’ is about frustration and life and overwhelm. You know, you’re trying to get somewhere, you’ve got a goal and your annoyed because things keep happening that make you feel like it’s so far away and hard to get to and it’s at that moment when you just explode and this song finds fun and humour in that.

And how would you say it compares to your previous releases?

A: I’ve got to say ‘So Please’ is definitely one of my favourites, every song I write has a special place in my heart, my previous songs I wrote when I was 15 and 16 so they will always mean a lot to me but ‘So Please’ and ‘Good Luck Black Cat’ are on another level for me personally and I think I was really able to come into my own style and thats why I’m so excited to release more music in the near future and keep developing and expanding that!!

Where are you based? Can you tell us how the music scene there has inspired your sound at all?

A: I am based in Melbourne.

I am lucky enough to have been exposed to music from an early age my mum would always take me to concerts and live shows and I am so grateful for that.

Luckily there is so much live music in here. My first concert was Boney M which was absolutely amazing, I have been able to learn so much from watching live music!

What is the greatest challenge artists face?

A: I would probably say pressure,

Pressure that we put on ourselves as artists to be good enough, even though really we are good enough already because we are doing what we love and sharing our whole selves, our emotions and our perspectives with the world but I think because of that we have this need to make an impact with it and inspire people.

Its hard to remember sometimes to let go of that pressure because the music industry is such a challenge, you spend all day every day just completely dedicated to the music, the Art and being heard in that world and you can’t understand why its still not enough. I would just like to say to the other artists and musicians out there, you are already so amazing for doing what you’re doing. I am so grateful to be able to experience so much through music and share that!

What is the best advice you have received as a musician?

A: I don’t know why this stuck with me but when I finished primary school one of the teachers said to us “take every opportunity your given” and I have done that ever since, sometimes I’ve had to put yourself out there for the opportunities but if you are able to do that then do it, be brave and don’t hold back!

Also I have recently done a short acting course and I could not recommend it more not just for the acting side of it but it really does help with confidence and performing!

What are your future plans? Will there be more music or live shows in the pipeline?

A: Yes, definitely! I am currently in the process of producing some new music so keep your eye out and I am definitely going to do some live shows early in Jan 2024!!! I will be sure to share any info for upcoming gigs and music on my Instagram @amalie_music_