Get to know Abbey Lane, a brand new artist out of the Harbour City who recently had us ‘Hypnotised’ by her debut single.
It turns out that Abbey’s a big fan of the indie pop scene here in Australia and counts the likes of Vera Blue, Eves Karydas and Nicole Millar among her many inspirations.
Though she’s still only 22 years of age, she’s already been playing music for more than a decade and a half, but we’re told that her first ever single is just the start of a magical journey.
So as that begins, join us as we get to know Abbey Lane.
01. Name : Abbey Lane.
02. Where are you based? Sydney.
03. How did you get your start in music? I have been playing music since I was young; learning piano when I was six and guitar when I was 11. I started writing proper songs when I picked up the guitar, and my parents really encouraged me to keep writing and to enter competitions. I’ve been keeping at it since!
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Passionate, ambitious, energetic, fun, lively.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. My current sound I would describe as indie/electro-pop. It’s definitely evolved over the years from pop, to rock, to now electropop. I take a lot of influence from what I listen to and over the past five years I have been heavily influenced by the Australian female indie pop scene. Once I started creating music on Ableton, my electro-pop sound really started to develop.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? I remember playing on one of the keyboards at my brother’s group keyboard class when I was about six. I was writing a song out loud and was probably disrupting the whole class ha.
07. Who have been your musical influences? My most prominent influence over the past few years has definitely been Vera Blue. Her song ‘Hold’ itself has inspired so many of my songs. I also take a lot of inspiration from CXLOE with her hooky melodies and choruses.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? ‘Come On Eileen’ by Dexys Midnight Runners is such a classic. I also can never skip past ‘Hallucinogenics’ by Matt Maeson.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? Road tripping in the car.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling :
Introspective? Stella Donelly.
Exhausted? Gretta Ray.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? Delta Goodrem’s ‘Innocent Eyes’.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I am a mixed breed of ½ Chilean, ¼ Maltese and ¼ English.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? I used to want to be a polysomnographic technician, until I realised how long I’d have to study when I have no science knowledge ha… I now would love to work in tour management or in a booking agency.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Focus on the great moments, not the rejections. It’s what keeps you going.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? Winning the youth section of the Australian Independent Music Awards. It was so unexpected for me, I could barely string a sentence together in the speech I had to give.
16. What’s been the strangest experience you’ve had in the business? A blackout mid gig. A very awkward experience.
17. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? I’d like to live in Billie Eilish’s shoes just for a day.
18. Tell us about your debut release. I have been working on this track for the last year when it started out as a self demo. I really liked the music behind it, so I was super picky on the vocal melody and lyrics to make sure it lived up to my expectations. I then posted the demo to my social media and had such a lovely reaction – it was so encouraging to see so many people enjoy it!
19. What do your future plans involve? Post lockdown I’m very keen to start playing gigs again! I’ll definitely be booking in some shows across NSW, while jumping back in the studio for another single release in 2022.
20. Where can our audience catch you live? I’m hoping to be booking in some gigs now that we’re out of lockdown, but first gig up is supporting Miramar at The Lansdowne on November 18th.