Q&A Scene: Aeora

Tell us about your new single?
My new single ‘Boss-y’ is about my own insecurities of being outspoken and confident and draws on that idea that as women we can be empowering and smart and amazing and we don’t have to be brought down because of that.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
I think ‘Afloat’ still holds a really special piece of my heart. But right now, I have this new song that’s taken that crown for me. It’s kind of like this epic breakup song where I just really belt it and it feels hugely empowering. Hopefully releasing it mid year.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
When I was in the studio with Guy (Guy co-priduced my Alt. EP with me), I pretty much just obsessed over his dogs Rhani and Nessa every session. In hindsight, I think we probably spent 50% of the time cuddling his dogs and 50% making music. It was awesome. But anyway, his dogs had a habit of scratching the doors and windows to be let in so they could say hi to us. Some of that scratching at the doors got into a vocal recording for the bridge of ‘Afloat’ and we decided to keep it in because dogs are awesome.

What, or who, inspires you?
I write songs about my own experiences – so my life inspires me. As for the actual sounds I make and produce, BANKS, Lorde and Sia all inspire me.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Oh gosh that’s so hard. There are probably a lot, but maybe ‘Brain’ by BANKS, or ‘Holocene’ by Bon Iver, or if we can delve deeper ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton is so great. I don’t know, there are so many classics that are just amazing but are so far out of my reach haha.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
My friend answered this for me and said, “A fancy dessert…with the nicely presented components.” So I guess that sums it up? I guess I really like dessert, so that’s actually a really lovely reply from my friend.

What’s next for you?
I’ll be heading to Canada for Canadian Music Week in April, I’ll be releasing more music mid year and continuing that into the year. I’ll be playing a lot more shows and finishing my science degree and probably just writing heaps more. Very excited.

What’s your scene?
I guess it fluctuates between the standard struggling uni kid scene to the typical muso scene, where I pretty much spend my days locked up in my studio, occasionally going out to drink coffee and pat dogs.

About Aeora

‘Boss-y’ sees the first single release from Aeora for 2017 with her finding an empowering and darker edge. Co-produced and mixed by Haxx in JoyLuck Studio and mastered by Joe Lambert.

Known for her raw emotion and commanding vocals, Melbourne’s Lisa Spencer aka Aeora draws together her experiences as a teenager, focus on country singing techniques, the admiration of strong female vocalists and her bedroom production.

In Lisa’s own words ‘Boss-y’ is about “being a woman, being insecure about certain things I do and feeling a bit shut down by people. That’s how it began. And this idea of being confident coming across as ‘bossy’ because I’m a woman” 2016 saw Aeora self produce and mix debut single ‘New Thing’ that quickly enjoyed over 15K plays online. Her debut EP Alt. was released in July including collaboration with bold musician Owen Rabbit on ‘Medicine’ and working with respected Melbourne producer Guy Louis Faletolu.

Aeora has been impressing crowds up and down the east coast of Australia with her live show. Notably supporting the likes of Glades, Confidence Man and Evangeline, including an interstate co-headline tour alongside labelmates RKDA.

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