Get to know Reverie. The 23 year old Sunshine Coast native has just delivered her rather beautiful debut single ‘Princes’.
But the song was inspired by a dark period in the singer’s life; the breakdown of a marriage.
Out of pain comes beauty, however… and ‘Princes’ is a beauty.
So join us as we get to know Reverie.
01. Name : Reverie.
02. Where are you based? Sunshine Coast, Australia.
03. How did you get your start in music? I’ve been playing music for years but I didn’t consider doing it professionally until a few years ago when I just quit a job and had no idea what to do next. I thought I’d give music a crack and I just fell in love with performing and collaborating.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Authentic; Dynamic; Captivating; Expressive; Evolving.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. My sound is somewhat a combination of Lorde and Jack Garratt. We experiment a lot with ’80s synths, sub-bass and punchy guitar riffs. We spend a lot of time manipulating vocals; utilising the power of the voice. Initially acoustic, I developed a fascination with how electronic and acoustic sounds complement each other. That fascination has developed into a staple of our songs, discovering how to incorporate the best of both worlds.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? My earliest music memory is being serenaded by my mum singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to my brother and I as we sat on the living room floor. I was around five at the time and as a result, I’ve known the lyrics from a very young age.
07. Who have been your musical influences? As a child I grew up listening to Queen and Slayer which developed into an obsession with heavier styles of music. As I’ve grown older, I am inspired by artists that are able to build songs creatively using non-traditional methods. My current influences are Jack Garratt, Dermot Kennedy and Gang Of Youths.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? Mumford & Sons – ‘Lovers’ Eyes’; Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’; Coldplay – ‘Yellow’; The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’; The Beatles – ‘Hey Jude’; Macklemore (ftg. Leon Bridges) – ‘Kevin’.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? In my car. I love blasting music with the windows down.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling :
Sad? Lewis Capaldi.
Happy? The Beatles.
Introspective? Dermot Kennedy.
Exhausted? John Mayer.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? Nikki Webster – ‘Strawberry Kisses’. Obviously.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I have AD/HD.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? If I couldn’t do music, I would be a psychologist. I’ve actually enrolled to do my B of Psychology next year. I’m a youth worker so I’ve always been passionate about empowering youth reach their potential.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? The best advice I’ve been given is that talent isn’t enough to get you there, you need strategy. You have to be smart about where you invest, you can’t just throw money around and expect that eventually you’ll hit the right exposure.
15. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? Maggie Rogers, not only because she is an artist that I am inspired by but because she will be supporting Mumford & Sons on their ‘Delta’ tour.
16. Tell us about your latest release. My latest release, ‘Princes’, is my debut single and the culmination of where my journey has led. An energetic track, this song is reminiscent of Madonna’s ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’ with resplendent flourishes of ’80s synths backed by punchy guitar riffs that immediately hook you in. A reference to Niccolò Machiavelli’s classic, ‘Princes’ explores the cost of wanting to elevate yourself above those around you.
17. What do your future plans involve? My future plans involve getting our band really tight to enhance our live performance. Over the next year I plan to engross myself in my music, collaborating with artists and preparing to tour nationally.
18. Where can our audience catch you live? I’ll be playing a few support slots for the rest of the year where you’ll be able to engage in a more intimate performance. We are currently preparing a few bigger shows for next year. You can keep updated with our live shows on my Facebook page and my Instagram page.