RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AUSTRALIAN ARTIST HOLLY WILD
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
The process of creating a song from start to finish is one of the most satisfying things I could do. When the finished product is even better than I could imagine, it is always pure joy!
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
Me and my sister used to sing with dad in the lounge room. He’d have his acoustic guitar out, playing Roy Orbison or the Beach Boys, and we’d be there singing along with him… his backup singers. He taught us the love of singing, and how beautiful it is to fill the house with music. I sang in covers bands, but then decided I wanted to start singing my own songs, ones that felt really good for my voice. So I started writing. I studied at the Australian Institute of Music and worked with some super inspiring young artists. I’ve been writing ever since, it’s hard work, but rewarding as you see your songs improving all the time.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?
It sure is. Baby steps, day by day. I know that hard work and discipline will get me to where I want to go.
We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world (NOW INCLUDING RGM AUSTRALIA) to share music with America and the UK, good idea?
Extremely good idea. Thank you for supporting us Ind
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
No time for conspiracy theories to obsess over. I do love hearing other people who go in deep, its always entertaining.
Let’s share the love, what bands are doing really well in your Town / City?
I’m going to see Ashe tonight at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. She’s obviously not a local, but she’s GREAT.
What advice would you give other artists starting out?
Work hard and always be learning. If you can write, sing and produce your own music, you are unstoppable.
Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?
Haha, hard core face masks. Still unopened in their packets.
What was the worst experience on stage?
Bad sound, couldn’t hear myself and my internal dialogue screaming at me, “OMG I bet I’m so out of tune” – once that voice gets in your head you are over. Always make sure you can hear yourself.
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?
Confessional and honest, pop folk music with rock elements
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
I try to connect with my audience on a deeply personal level. I try to say the things that people aren’t always admitting or saying.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
YES. I have an album coming out. Jan 2023 has some big singles from the album coming.
Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.
I tried to write about things that were forever on my mind, things that I don’t always want to talk about. Sometimes its like therapy going into the dark recesses of your mind and trying to work out why you think and do things.
What was the recording process like?
I recorded in LA with an AMAZING producer, David Arkwright, who is such an awesome person. He has worked his magic on the new songs and they are even better than I’d hoped.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
Write as many songs as you can so you can choose only the best
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?