Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Medicine”?
Yeah. ‘Medicine’ is a song I wrote a few months or so ago and it’s pretty much been everyones favourite whenever I play live, and that was just using my demo production. So we decided to get someone else on board (aka Owen Rabbit) to put his magic on it and make it what it is now. So now it’s out and I’m very excited about it 🙂
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Generally my songs are all about things that happen to me, or just general feelings but yeah. This ones about a time when someone close to me was diagnosed with a pretty serious illness and it was all just pretty fucked at the time. Like it was all very weird and sad and frustrating and hospitals suck. But yeah, I kind of just wrote a song about a few aspects of it and it helped a lot I think.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Why yes! We’re in the planning process, just getting a few more people involved and then it’ll be a go-go!
The single comes off your new album Alt.. – what’s the story behind the title?
Haha. Well, theres a few things that this represents for me. Theres a theme behind all the songs and something I’ve held up through to the artwork too; this idea of being up and down. Where the songs aren’t quite any genre, nor are they happy or sad, or one definitive emotion. I kind of just shut this stuff out until I can write about it and realise how I feel. So the songs in the upcoming EP are kind of like my alternative in terms of who I am as a person and then what kind of stuff happens in my life that I don’t generally discuss. And then I shortened it to Alt. because it represents a lot of other things too.
How was the recording and writing process?
Firstly I wrote the songs, either by experimenting with a few ideas with production and then coming up with lyrics, or just writing lyrics and then coming up with production on top of that. Then I just recorded a demo, and started playing them live and just worked out what worked and what didn’t. Then just worked on different ideas with the producers and coming up with better ways to execute it. I’m actually still working on a few songs right now with another producer and we’re just working out cool little things just to add to it all. Little things really help the songs I find.
How has depression and sadness influence the lyrics and music on this record?
I’ve got a few songs that sort of talk about those kinds of feelings (‘Medicine’ as one of them). Although they’re not really just sad – usually there are a few more emotions with it all. I write a lot about overcoming sadness and not being caught up in it. I used to suffer a lot, and I guess this record is all about feeling empowered by emotions – not overcome by them. So production-wise, I’m doing stuff that I don’t usually do, and then a lot of my vocals are pretty out there also. So some of it is pretty empowering for me to sing about.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
I usually just think of things I want to talk about and just write about it. So a lot of it, as mentioned, was just influenced by how I have been feeling within the last 6 months to a year or so. A lot has happened and I definitely had a few things to write about.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yasssss. When the record comes out, it’s going to be sick.
What else is happening next in Aeora’s world?
Just still finishing songs for the EP, playing a few shows, getting the video done etc etc! 🙂 When the EP is released, I’ll be doing a lot more I think.