Q&A Scene: Liv Cartledge

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

‘You Got Me High’ is the first single off my forthcoming EP ‘Timber’. YGMH was recorded in Nova Scotia, Canada with award winning producer Daniel Ledwell in his home studio overlooking Lake Echo.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

‘You Got Me High’ would be my favourite at this point in time. Possibly because it’s the song at the forefront of my mind at this time with the release and it being the first single off of the EP. I spent a little more time writing and experimenting with this tune which also maybe gives me more of an emotional attachment to it. I allowed myself to step away from the comfort of my acoustic guitar during the writing process.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

My first day in the studio (and first time ever meeting Daniel outside of cyberspace) I arrived to find us in pretty well the same outfit. Double denim aka the famous ‘Canadian tuxedo’ which seemed nothing short of fitting.

What, or who, inspires you?

I try to keep an open mind when seeking inspiration, and sometimes I don’t need to look far if anywhere at all. I think many songwriters will say the same that sometimes songs come to you from a moment with a stranger, a feeling or new emotion, memories, nostalgia and you smash it out in 20 minutes and other times you spend months bending over backwards and fiddling around with songs trying to finish it and figure out what you’re even writing about.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

How to Make Gravy – Paul Kelly

What’s next for you?

I have plenty of ideas ticking around in my brain. There’ll be another single coming in the next little while before I let the full EP ‘Timber’ out to the world. I think I’ll just be riding the wave of these releases for now

What’s your scene?

I don’t really know if I have a scene as such… Beechworth will always be comfort.

The soft guitar picking and dulcet cowbell pace will instantly apprehend your senses with soulful songstress Liv Cartledge’s intrinsic single ‘YOU GOT ME HIGH’.

Born and bred in the historic gold-mining town of Beechworth in North-east Victoria, Liv Cartledge is a rare find.  At just 20, her husky tones, soul-filled lyrics and warm melodies married with a voice one can only assume comes from her toes, Liv will draw you in and leave you wondering how you got there.
Growing up in a perfectly picturesque town, surrounded by rolling hills and hidden valleys, Liv was spoilt for inspiration when it came to songwriting. Influenced by the likes of Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Thelma Plum, Liv draws on encounters with strangers, love and loss from every aspect, memories and dreams.

Fast forward to December 2015, Liv was crowned winner of the Telstra Road To Discovery. In 2016, Liv recorded 4 out of 5 tracks from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Timber’ in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada with award winning producer Daniel Ledwell. The title track, ‘Timber’, was recorded with Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, TN whilst Liv was in town for the Americana Music Festival.

Earlier this month, Liv Cartledge sold out her SINGLE LAUNCH at The Wesley Anne in Northcote.



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