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Get to know Melbourne electro-pop singer-songwriter Jade Alice

When did you first start making music and what led you there? My parents are both musicians, they met when they started up the ABBA tribute band BABBA, so I was very lucky to grow up with a lot of music around me and began writing songs at a young age.

Tell us about your new single ‘Heartbreak Club’. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? There are clubs for stamp collecting and Harry Potter out there, I felt like we needed a club for us overly emotional people. I wanted to write a song that embraces the softness and sensitivity in people and empowers vulnerability.

What do you love about making music? With songwriting, it’s like this third dimension of someone’s personality. You can hear and feel that person through their writing and their sound on such a unique level. When people tell you that they love a song you have created, it’s so rewarding to know that they relate to you in your truest form.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? I’ve been influenced by such a wide variety of genres. Folk artists like Joni Mitchell have impacted my melody writing, then there’s this pop sensibility from ABBA and vocal layering style from artists like Kimbra and Lana Del Rey.

What can we expect from your live shows? You can come hang out with my three-piece band and I for a night of grooving and visuals. There’ll also be a premiere screening of the ‘Heartbreak Club’ video clip at my upcoming launch show.

Jade Alice will be launching ‘Heartbreak Club’ at The Toff on Sunday June 24 from 6.30pm, with Tommy Castles and Velvet Bloom as support. Grab your tickets via Moshtix.