60 Seconds With… Emilee South
Define your genre in five words or less:
Whiskey-infused, tropical pop-blues.
When are you releasing your EP?
My debut, Aloha, Au Revoir is set for release on Friday April 25, at the Northcote Uniting Church. A full-band show, with special guests; Dan Parsons & Eva McGowan. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about this!
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
An endless summertime! I've spent the last three years following the sun and living between Melbourne, France and Hawaii. There's a lot of space to dream and create by the ocean, in the sunshine. And, there can be a lot of down-time when you're away, and alone. It's wonderful.
What part of making music excites you the most?
Sharing it with everyone. Playing shows, meeting people, and working with some genuine creative legends.
What's the strangest place you've ever played a gig?
Hard Rock Café - Waikiki. It was a pretty surreal experience. The gigantic room was already entirely full when I arrived for soundcheck - so, it was all done with headphones, and earpieces. And, man, they did a good job of it!
Tell us about the last song you wrote.
It's called You're A Fool, and I finished it just before heading into the studio for Aloha, Au Revoir. It's a slow country tune, full of heartache & small-town lovers' guilt. On the EP, it's a duet with Marlon Williams.
How do you stop your pre-gig jitters?