THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with Rene Le Feuvre.
Give us an introduction. How did it all begin?
It actually all began at high-school… I’d never sang before and for some reason decided to audition for our school musical Peter Pan. The next thing I knew I got the lead role and basically it all started from there!
What had you first interested in music?
My parents both sing and play instruments, so it was always around me and something I wanted to do. My parents put me in piano lessons in primary school, and when I was 12 I started teaching myself the guitar.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
Great music can move people, influence people, even save people. To have an ability to “speak” to someone in this form is an incredible gift and something I will never take for granted, and that’s why I do what I do.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
I want to tour internationally and play on the biggest stages around the world. Right now my goal is to hit a million streams on Spotify… once I achieve that I’ll move onto the next goal and so on… it’s kinda a never-ending process and it’s how I am fulfilled.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
A tour to Melbourne and Sydney in July! Along with some more music releases 😉
Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music?
My EP was very much a singer-songwriter with different flavours of pop, rock, folk, and soul. It was definitely me discovering my sound and trying different things, and had a lot of deep thoughts in it. For me is a document of that time in my life.
Success, what is the secret to it?
Passion, work ethic, and just the right amount of crazy.
What has been your biggest career highlight?
This is a really hard question… it’s hard to top the Peter Pan thing actually! I can’t describe the feeling but it was so relieving and emotional because I’d taken this leap of faith and it had pulled off. I’m really proud of myself for throwing myself in the deep end like that, especially as a “cool footy boy” at school, took a lot of guts haha!
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? Ed Sheeran, Michael Rosenburg (Passenger), Eminem
Any new projects in the pipeline?
A new EP!
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Honestly I have no bloody clue haha! I hope to see myself amongst the top calibre of artists in Australia and be doing well internationally.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists. Matt Corby, Flume, Sia, Pnau
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?
Business is business and the music industry is forever changing! I hate that social media is such a huge 24/7 part of my job but I also love it because I can connect with my listeners so easily and can reach more people than ever before. I do hate though that platforms like onlyfan’s can make people thousands but streaming services pay artists less than a cent per stream for their hours of dedication and sacrifice… it’s a little bit backwards, but at the end of the day it’s not about the money so I’m grateful for the opportunity to have my music heard in almost every country in the world.
Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?
Thank you for supporting local music and please if you have two seconds, follow me on Spotify and check out my tunes!!