We get to know Indy Angel, a singer songwriter from Melbourne who’s just dropped her debut single ‘Move On’.
Though she’s achieved plenty already in her career, Indy has decided to step into the spotlight herself. And we’re rather glad she did, because ‘Move On’ is a seriously strong piece of home-grown pop.
But before you press play on the track (it’s below), get to know Indy a little more in our latest feature.
01. Name : Indy Angel.
02. Where are you based? Melbourne, Australia.
03. How did you get your start in music? I began writing in 2018 when I was in my first year of studying to be a musical theatre performer. I made the scary decision of not returning to university in 2019 and I started writing full time from there.
I didn’t know what was going to happen and I had everyone on my back telling me that I should have a plan. I told them I had a plan, but I definitely did not.
In mid 2019 a song I wrote titled ‘Regardless’ was released by Broadway artist Arielle Jacobs and my career started up from there. At the beginning of this year I wrote song after song until I had a full musical song cycle called ‘Tragic’ which debuted in May.
Then once I was comfortable in my success as a writer, I decided to write and release a pop song under my own name.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Authentic, vulnerable, relatable, comfortable, individual.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? I would constantly go to school when I was a little kid and try and start up conversations about the careers of Elton John or Carole King etc. I thought that every kid was brought up around the great artists like I was in my household. The memories that stick out to me the most are the ones where I was introduced to new legends that ultimately shaped who I am musically today!
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? This is ridiculously hard but songs that I could listen to on repeat for forever are ‘Runaway’ by Matt Corby, ‘Mustang Sally’ but Wilson Pickett and ‘Do You Love Me’ by The Contours.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? My happy place to listen to music is when I am zoning out in my bedroom or going for long walks. When I listen to music (especially new music), I really listen and like to present.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling :
Happy? When I am happy or need a pick me up, I like to listen to Stevie Wonder, a bit of Cardi B, Alanis Morissette, Lizzo and The Temptations – they are the weirdest mix of artists but they all get the blood pumpin’.
Sad? When I am sad I like to delve into Joni Mitchell or Carole King – both of them are so painfully honest and I admire that so much. I like to listen to them before I sit down to write as well as they paint a picture for me on different forms of sadness.
Introspective? Missy Higgins always leaves me in a reflective mood. I love listening to her when I am feeling pensive.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? The first album I ever bought with my own money was bizarrely the Elvis Presley Christmas Album… I think I was about seven or eight years old with my pocket money and I remember thinking it would be cool to listen to with my dad. It was $3 on the clearance rack. That still makes me laugh!
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I am a horrible cook. I can’t even follow a recipe!!
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? I would definitely be still doing something to do with music. I think I would have stuck out uni for a bit longer and performed in musicals or productions of some sort.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? The best advice I have been given in general that has crossed over into my career has been to allow yourself to feel all the emotions you are feeling and to not hide behind a version that is maybe not so happy.
As a writer and an artist that is so important as you are a story teller and have to have access to every available feeling. You don’t treat song writing as a highlight reel – you put the good, bad and ugly parts of life in a song.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? It sounds really cliche but every highlight that i experience, in that moment is the biggest! It keeps getting better and better, and i am so grateful for that.
16. Tell us about your debut release. I am beyond excited about the release of ‘Move On’. With it being my debut release, I just cant believe that there is an audience of people who can finally listen to it.
There is so much happening in the world right now, 2020 has been a whirlwind of emotions for everyone and I am very happy that I was able to make the most of it in stage 4 restrictions.
I wrote ‘Move On’ with Bailey Sampson when we mutually were going through things that we couldn’t change. It came at a perfect time in my life where I needed a push to feel like me again and to feel like I came out on top.
‘Move On’ releases a power in me to want to be the unapologetically strong person I know that I am. I hope this reflects to other people. I took the song to Rob Amoruso at the beginning of the year and we were able to fully record it in a day. I wanted it to be a pop anthem for heartbreak disguised as confidence. He brought it to life and made my dream song a reality.
17. What do your future plans involve? I have some really exciting things coming up! I always have plenty of music up my sleeve! But I’m also still figuring everything out to be completely honest!
I am in a place where I have two pathways as a writer and as an artist and both are just as important as the other to me. I will continue to make music in both aspects and grow in both departments. I cannot wait to see what the future involves for me (whatever that may be!)
INSTAGRAM : instagram.com/indyangel_