We’re thrilled to be partnering with Melbourne songstress Droplet to premiere her debut self-titled EP.
Featuring her latest single ‘High’, along with two other songs (‘I Don’t Want A War’ and ‘Powerful Mind’, the EP is due for release this Friday and gives us a tasty little hors d’oeuvres before the album drops sometime down the track.
Inspired by so many different artists and so many different genres, the EP is diverse and edgy in its content, but it’s that impressive electronic soundscape that ties everything together beautifully.
To celebrate its release – and our premiere – we decided to incorporate a Get To Know feature too.
So get to know Droplet… and check out her pretty awesome new self-titled EP.
01. Name : Droplet aka Demi Papazoglou.
02. Where are you based? Melbourne.
03. How did you get your start in music? Music was an integral part of my household growing up and it was very rare to have silence. My father had Mediterranean and Middle Eastern instruments all over the house, inviting friends over to play and listen to music of similar style. Mum also enjoyed playing the guitar. Having music around me from a child right through to my adult years has been a natural ongoing inspiration.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Authentic, passionate, alluring, vulnerable, emotional.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. My latest release was written and produced in the bedroom I experience high and low emotions growing up as a teenager. Intentionally, I aimed to find a sound naturally within my own comfort and space without any influence from the outside. I always identified my singing as my main musical strength and with self-discipline, I learned basic music production and went through a journey of self-discovery from creating art.
06. Who have been your musical influences? Tori Amos, Tool, Warpaint, Lamb, Massive Attack, Alanis Morissette, Yasmin Levy, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, Mariah Carey, Savage Garden.
07. What are your favourite songs of all time? Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love, Massive Attack – Tear Drop, Solar Fields – Sol, Tori Amos – Cruel, Lamb – Gorecki, Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill, Deftones – Change, Amy Winehouse – Back To Black, Ludovico Einaudi – Primavera, India Arie – Ready For Love, Queens Of The Stone Age – Better Living Through Chemistry, Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart, Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name, Led Zeppelin – Kashmir, Radiohead – Pyramid Song, Michael Jackson – Billie Jean, Haris Alexiou – Apopse Thelo Na Pio, Tiesto – Adagio For Strings.
08. What was the first album you bought? Backstreet Boys – Backstreet’s Back (laughs).
09. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I toilet train my cats to use the human toilet after multiple failed attempts.
10. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Professional dancer.
11. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Be impeccable with your word.
12. Tell us about your latest release. Self-awareness and self-acceptance are characteristics throughout the release and I have delivered these messages using vulnerability and emotion. There is a misconception about vulnerability being defined as a “weakness” and often people are afraid to be honest with their emotions. I want my listeners to understand the significance of staying true to who they are without the fear of judgement so they are free to be the best version of themselves.
13. What do your future plans involve? Writing new material for the debut album and playing as many live shows as I can to support the release.
14. Where can our audience catch you live? EP launch show in April (venue TBA). Check social media below for venues and dates.
Droplet’s debut self-titled EP will be released this Friday, March 17.