I wrote In Line with my main Australian collaborator and guitarist, Ben Kuhl, about my hesitations around moving to the US, when I was 18. It started as a funky love song, based around a relationship on the brink of a break-up, but I eventually realised that there were no relationships in my life that followed that storyline, nothing I could personally relate to. So it then turned into a song where I battle with my head instead, detailing all my trepidations about getting on that plane.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
I’m loving Aloe Blacc’s album Lift Your Spirit. The whole thing belongs in 1000 movies.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Your favourite snack on a road trip. For me it’s Iced Vovos and Sweet and Sour Vege Chips on a drive from LA to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
I don’t have many! I’ve only been releasing music for a few months now, but I’ve been writing for years. You’re better off asking me about an on-set anecdote, as I’ve been an actor for 10 years.
What, or who, inspires you?
Life experiences. Before 2020, I was a recluse. I hardly ever went outside or hung out with friends. Now that it’s allowed again, I want to go out and experience everything I can possibly experience, with the people I love experiencing things with.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
The Man by Aloe Blacc, or 7 Years by Lukas Grah
What’s next for you?
More music! I’m back in Australia now for a little bit so I’m looking forward to expanding my fanbase here, possibly a fun little tour??
What’s your scene?
A jazz bar with a cocktail in hand. Shirtless men optional.