Let’s talk about your Summer Tour for a bit. What was that like? Since you’ve undergone a metamorphosis over the years, did your recent tour feel any different?
Those shows were the best shows of my life. Every show is getting better and better. I am dancing a lot more, which is a throwback to me as a 15 year old. I just started personal training and singing at the same time as I was noticing myself becoming fatigued on stage. It’s very fun. It’s interesting though, it’s almost just peeling back the layers of my true self. I’m excited to continue to take the show to another level each time. I have grand plans.
You’ve also made a move from Australia to LA, how’s that been so far? Any difference between the two places that sticks out for you – whether it’s musically or just the overall vibe?
I’ve been moving around since I was 15 so I’m used to it; but I really love LA. It’s the first place that I’ve felt I’d like to stay put and move my belongings to. The energy is so positive there at the moment. There’s very minimal ego in the circles I travel in and I’ve met a really inspiring group of artists, musicians, actors, directors, stylists who create a great nucleus for me to create. It’s also a good mid-way between Australia, UK, Asia, and London where I have to travel a lot at the moment.
Making a mark in the music industry is tough but it has also seen an awakening as more female artists gain more visibility, respect, and are inspired to push the boundaries of their craft, and making bold statements in support of female empowerment. So how do you define yourself from everyone else?
I’m not very good at these questions. My mantra is that everyone is equal regardless of their physicality. I just hope that one day the conversation develops from ‘female empowerment’ to equality being the norm. Support one another, create communities, be kind to each other. I’m an idealist who has experienced a lot of very real life situations in the last few years and I’ve learned that the more we can enforce acceptance and kindness, the better off the world is.