A little more than a month ago, we were lucky enough to be chosen to premiere ‘Electric Field’, the brand new single for Parramatta-based pop starlet Carla Wehbe.
The song, which we called “an incredibly confident stride into the industry”, is one of four on Carla’s recently-released four track debut EP of the same name.
But who is she? And what does she want with us? Find out as we Get To Know… Carla Wehbe.
1. Name : Carla Wehbe.
2. Where are you based? Parramatta, Sydney.
3. How did you get your start in music? I played violin from age three to 13 but had no real interest in music. When my younger brother started singing, I hesitantly decided to give it a go after some encouragement from my parents and loved it! Then I taught myself guitar, piano and picked up a little bit of drums from my brother.
4. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Youthful, fun, adventurous, honest, real.
5. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. It actually took me a very long time to develop my sound and even though it is always developing, I feel like I understand it more now. My voice has an R&B influence to it, however my tone is a little more pop. Those elements combined with the electronic vibe that’s in some of my songs, gives it an eclectic feel.
6. Who have been your musical influences? I don’t really have specific musical influences, however the artists I used to listen to when I was younger (Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maria and the Diamonds, Cheryl Cole) I feel shaped my sound in a way.
7. What are your favourite songs of all time? ‘Human Nature’ by Michael Jackson, ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ by The Beach Boys, ‘Kingston Town’ by UB40, ‘Enchanted’ by Taylor Swift.
8. What was the first album you bought? Avril Lavigne – Let Go.
9. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I ride horses, and the horse I ride in my music video for Electric Field is actually my horse Kingston!
10. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? I would love to be a detective.
11. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Always be yourself, and if it feels right, go with it.
12. Tell us about your latest release. My latest release ‘Electric Field’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve written and has been getting developed over the past year and a half. Although the lyrics seemingly describe a relationship between two people, that’s not actually what I want people to be limited to perceiving. I want people to be a little more open minded with the meaning and create their own.
13. What do your future plans involve? More writing, more music, live shows.
14. Where can our audience catch you live? I’ll have all my live performances on my Facebook page!