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Artist INTERVIEW: ETTIE


1. Hey Ettie, super nice to have the chance to chat with you. What first got you into music?

My favourite thing to do has always been writing. I’ve tried many forms of writing and writing lyrics and melodies became my favourite way to express myself. I love how you have to factor in so many variables, like rhythm, rhyme and syncopation; all to tell a story in a way that stays in people’s heads sonically. It’s a captivating process.

2. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?

Ever since a young age I have always been writing to express myself, help me get through things, and I even kind of maybe wrote a novel when I was a teen… So I write a lot of poetry in my spare time. Other than that though, I am just kind of a nerd and I am always looking up facts or history. It makes me great at my ultimate interest: a pub quiz.

3. What are you focusing on right now?

To be real, I am really focusing on my mental health and bettering myself. Sometimes it is really easy to lose perspective, especially when life gets really loud and busy. So I am trying to take my time getting to know myself better, and be easier on myself. I often find that’s also the time when you make great music

4. Do you consider yourself a music - nerd?

I definitely am about lyrics - but definitely not about music theory! I am terrible at it. I’ve had multiple tutors and friends tell me about it - I am just a lost cause.

5. What’s your favorite 90’s artist?

I am a huge fan of girlbands and boybands. They were my starry soundtrack as a 90s baby. So it has to be The Spice Girls! Followed slowly by the Backstreet Boys (Tell Me Why is my one of my karaoke songs…). I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love them, even as a guilty pleasure.

6. Have you ever taught or mentored another musician?

I have had very informal chats with people about the music industry, and navigating releasing music as an independent artist. I am always eager to share my experience and advise people on what I have learnt throughout the years. But I am still learning and in no means an expert!

7. Can you tell us a cringe memory of yours?

There are too many to count honestly, but I will give you an honorable mention. When I was living in Edinburgh I went out to an Australian bar with my Australian friends, for Australia Day. I do a pretty good Australian accent, so when I was a little tipsy I decided to pretend I was Australian. It was going super well for a couple of hours, until an Aussie finally decided to ask me where in Australia I grew up. I said “Melbourne”, he said “me too, whereabouts?” … I had to drop the accent because that is the extent I know about Australian geography. Needless to say me and him never became friends.

8. What was your favorite subject in school?

I think from my answers you’ll be able to tell it was English, but it was followed very closely by Philosophy.

9. What’s your favorite album?

Just like you can’t pick a favourite child, I feel like you can’t pick just one. But my top three are: ‘Let Go’ - Avril Lavigne, ‘folklore’ - Taylor Swift, ‘Riot!’ - Paramore.

10. Do you usually agree with the Pigeon?

Most definitely more than I agree with the pigeons in London!


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