Uncertainty washed over me as I finished the song for the first time, maybe I missed something? But I played it again, and again, until I found myself singing along with the chorus and picturing slow motion scenarios of ethereal choreography and beautiful girls running in meadows with daisies in their hair. Each time the song came on a new feeling arose, thick layers of melancholy ebbed and flowed me through the whimsical tones and, dark beats that lead me to the white light of her breathy high pitch voice.
Thanks! It’s the title track of the album. I collaborated with Jon Hume on this one in his beautiful studio out in the Victorian countryside.
I know there is a music video that is due out soon, can you say anything about it? Or is it a surprise?
“Set My Life To Fire” is an interesting title. What is the story behind the song?
Who are your major influences in your creative process?
I guess the most challenging part of the process was sitting on the album for so long. My last album came out in 2012, so it’s been a long time in between full-length releases. But on the upside taking this long has given me the space to work on writing new music, so it feels good to know that 2017 will be the year that I get to share a lot of what I’ve been working on.
What was the most inspiring part of this process?
The creation of the album is always the most exciting part for me, writing, producing and refining in the studio, it’s a great feeling to see a concept come to life! Regarding the making of this single, I had fun trying new sounds and playing with space and dynamics.
When you’re not in the studio where would we find you?
Most likely at home thinking about or making music, I live in a pretty central Melbourne suburb, so I also like to spend time exploring nearby parks and cafes. Sometimes I do boxing. I seem to do a lot of back and forth between Melbourne and Sydney these days for recording and collaborations too.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I can’t see myself on any other path, so hopefully, I’ll be doing more of what I love. I’m interested to see what kind of music I’ll be writing by then too. I’d like to eventually have a studio of my own to produce music and drink coffee out of, that would be cool!
Are there any upcoming events of yours that we should attend?
The ‘Set My Life To Fire’ single launch is coming up at The Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne on March 24.
Make sure to get involved with ‘Set My Life To Fire’ and listen to not only her new stuff but, her old stuff on Spotify! And, if you’re around Melbourne be sure to see Kate Martin smash her album launch on the 24th of March!