What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin? It all began with one little girl and lots of big feelings. I have been writing poetry since I was just a wee lass. School feels like a bit of a blur, but what I do remember is the beautiful, yellow/green tree that stood outside one particular classroom. I used to stare at it as I contemplated life and wrote little snippets of poetry that I’d lose by the end of the day….because I lose most things that aren’t stuck to my body. I also just released a film clip for my new single, “This Living”.
What had you first interested in music? Music had always been a passion of mine, but writing seemed an even greater one. A few years back it suddenly dawned on me; why don’t i marry the two and see what happens? They are still happily married today and have given birth to song.
Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music? Anyone that has ever broken my heart, every place in the world I’m yet to see, the sea, the sky, all the things I’m yet to understand and my parents. I seem to write a lot about my parents. Strange, but true.
Do you have any planned tours coming up? Yes indeed! I will be playing in Canberra on the 10th of September, followed by my EP launch at the Wesley Anne on Sept 20 (tickets available at www.laurenglezer.com), and then I plan to play as many shows in as many places as possible till the year is out!
What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? Hhhmmm…so many things, but mainly to spread love and beauty through my songs and touch as many people as possible. I would also like to be put up in a few fancy hotels. I love wearing those white robes and kicking back.
What can fans expect from you in the coming months? In the coming months, I will be touring as much as possible. I hope to be playing in a city near you and busking too. I accept chocolate and sandwiches as payment, always.
Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far? What is success, hey? I guess I’ll let you know when I get there! No, for me, success Is that warm fuzzy feeling I get in my tummy when someone tells me that a song I have written has really made a difference to their life. There is nothing that could beat that! Okay, maybe also the feeling I get when I have kept my room clean for a week straight. Now that is success right there!
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? Passenger is definitely up there. I dig the whole busking thing. The man writes an incredible song. He appeals to the clubbers and the live music goers. Well at least I think he does. What more could you want?
How would you best describe you and your music to your fans? Honest, raw, poetic, uber emotional but always more to unravel- that’s me and my music. I believe my genre is called “heart on your sleeve”. Snotty, emotional sleeve.
What can you tell us about your latest album? My latest EP is best summed up by it’s title, “Searching For Tall” and the image on the front cover- a small girl in the vast sea. The past few years have involved a lot of soul searching, finding, losing, growing, falling and getting back up again. This EP marks many moments within that journey. I have put as much truth into each song as possible.
Are there any new exciting projects in the works? Oh goodness! There’s always another project in the pipelines. Every day is a potential new tune…but no formal plans just yet. An album is what I am working towards though!
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now? Yes the music industry is definitely huge! A few years from now, I’d like to be traveling the world (staying in fancy hotels with white robes), playing songs that flow out of me like milk and honey to beautifully, attentive audiences. There will be fruit baskets back stage, chocolate and a great selection of tea. I’ll be able to play piano by then too. That’s not too much to ask, right? I also hope to use music as a tool for empowerment. I’d like to teach young people how to play instruments, sing and express themselves. Being able to write songs has given me so much; I would love others to have the same opportunity.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists. Whitley, Katie Noonan, Lior, Sia, and so many amazing local Melbourne acts. The list could go on forever.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye? The music industry is what is. Like most industries It’s fantastic in many ways and not so fantastic in others. I really believe that what you put in is what you get out. Social media makes it easier to put in. Anyone can create a following and a name for themselves without the support of the music industry. That’s pretty brilliant. Something I must say I love about the music industry Is the sister/brotherhood. So many people are willing to lend a helping hand. It’s just lovely.
Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today? Thank you for taking the time to interview me! I think we should all keep creating for each other. Not for fame and fortune, but for the connection we feel to our fellow human when another’s experience represents our own experience. We are not as different and as separate as we think we are.