Q&A Scene: Annabelle Eve

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
My debut album, Glow, is currently available to purchase on iTunes. The album is reflective of everything I learnt during my formative years. It’s all about self discovery in that it doesn’t have one sole characteristic that represents it as a whole. What I love about it is that it showcases exactly how I felt at different stages in my life growing up. Finding love, losing love, nostalgia, friendship and pain are all explored within these songs and that’s why it was so perfect as a debut album. Reflecting back now, I want my new music to explore the things I have learnt in my 20s – to tell a new story in a unique way that connects with people of all ages. In all honesty, I don’t know exactly what I’m hoping to find yet but I am excited to find out.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
[pullquote]My emotional taste is like chocolate fondant, because once you crack it open, it pours out uncontrollably.[/pullquote] Firstly, I love this question. My emotional taste is like chocolate fondant, because once you crack it open, it pours out uncontrollably. Southern fried blues and slow cooked country work it’s way in there on occasion, alongside some soft cheese to showcase the luscious jazz vibes. Lastly, sometimes the best musical discoveries come from imperfections and mistakes which is a lot like red wine. Sometimes when you drink it – you regret it in the morning but usually it’s worth it ;)

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
All of my songs resonate with me for different reasons but I think the one particular song that has the most meaning at this current stage in my life is a song titled ‘Unbroken’. I wrote it at a time in my life where I felt really lost and unsure of myself which I felt really embarrassed about at the time but what I love about it is that it’s vulnerable and I’ve recently learnt that it’s okay to feel that way because it unleashes the most unbelievable creative energy. I wrote, recorded and produced the song entirely on my own and it makes me proud to think that despite it being a difficult period in my life, I was able to create something special from it. Wooowwww I’m getting deep.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
When I was about 15 years old, I wrote a song titled ‘Heroes’ to commemorate the emergency service workers who died on 9/11 and was lucky enough to travel throughout the US to perform this as part of the ‘Tour of Duty’ – a marathon that begun in LA and finished in New York. I joined firefighters from Australia and America for 6 weeks and performed the song across 26 states including in the city of Memphis. I knew that Memphis was known for the blues, so naturally, when I heard Al Green’s church was around the corner from my hotel I jumped at the opportunity to visit. When I arrived it was like a scene out of ‘The Fighting Temptations’. I’ve never seen so many talented musicians and singers perform so passionately and with such soul. I sat there in silence and complete awe thinking to myself, how are these musicians not famous? But then I watched on and saw how content they were and it was a pleasure to witness. Then the unexpected happened – I was asked to come up on stage. I didn’t know how they knew who I was but I quickly got to my feet and walked over feeling completely embarrassed because how was I supposed to live up to what I was seeing? I began to sing the first song that popped into my head, ‘Amazing Grace’, and like clockwork, the whole band and choir joined in. It was life changing. I can’t even really explain what I felt that day apart from to say it completely changed my perspective on the success of my music career and made me appreciate music for what it is – just pure happiness.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw my inspiration from everything. My incredible family, my amazing friends, my favourite musicians. Musically speaking, my favourites would have to be Eva Cassidy and John Mayer. Eva’s voice and John’s musicality really speak to me and have been huge influences in my life.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Songbird by Fleetwood Mac. Simply put, it is the most honestly written and musically inspiring song.

What’s next for you?
At this point, it’s all about the music for me. I want to focus on finding a new sound and creating some new songs that are reflective of the person I am now, not the person I was 5 years ago. A lot has changed and I have learnt a lot by playing with Creature Comfort so I want to use those skills to come up with something fresh and unique.

What’s your scene?
My scene? The flying saucer club, obviously.

About Annabelle Eve

Annabelle Eve, star of the hit television show ‘The Voice’ is about to land with her band, Creature Comfort, for their debut show at the Flying Saucer Club to celebrate the long weekend on March 12.

Having been mentored by some of the best from internationally acclaimed rocker Joel Madden to the Queen of stage Marina Prior, Annabelle tackles all musical genres including blues, country, soul and pop. Throw in some classic rock standards and you’ll be ripping up the dance floor.

Annabelle will also showcase her talents as a singer, songwriter, performing tracks from her debut album ‘Glow’ recorded in Los Angeles and available now on iTunes.Annabelle’s youth is complemented by decades of musical experience through her band Creature Comfort.

And when youth collides with experience, there’s a harmonic interchange of ideas. If you love the old and embrace the new, then Annabelle Eve & Creature Comfort, like the Flying Saucer Club, are out of this world. Book early space travellers!

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