Get to Know prettything, Melbourne’s very own indie-pop darling who is making a name for herself with her unique brand of slow-burn magic. 

We speak to prettything from Melbourne to get to know her a bit better, discussing a multitude of things ranging from her impeccable new single ‘One More July’ to collaborations with Coldplay and My Bloody Valentine members.

How did your artist name come about?

There’s not really an interesting story behind prettything- I guess I just think it’s cute! I’ve been hanging onto it a while and probably first thought of the name two or three years ago. I like the look of all lowercase as well and it certainly is pretty typical to the genre of music I make!

How would you describe your music to your grandma?

My Nonna is actually very familiar with my music as she waits by her bedside radio every single time I let her know a song of mine is going to be played (angel!) but if I had to break it down for her I would say that it borrows from both old and new genres, like vocal melodies inspired by 1960s chamber pop and 2020 bedroom pop production.

Tell us about a few of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?

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So far I’ve only put two tracks out as prettything. My debut single ‘Endless Blue’ is a lush slow burner that plunges into the deep throes of emotion you go through when you’re in love with someone; the pain, the pleasure and the crippling sense that everything could crumble on itself.

The single I’ve just released ‘One More July’ was inspired by a poem written by my close friend filmmaker Meg Duncan, and it’s about how certain times of the year can drum up big feelings and memories of events and relationships that occurred at that time in years before. July, being in the thick of our Melbourne winter is a time when I feel especially introspective and am drawn to recall the past versions of myself who have made me who I am today.

What do you love about your hometown?

I’m a born and bred Melbourne girl and I love this city so dearly. There are few other places I’ve visited in which I get the same sense of community in arts and music that we have here. There’s something great on to see pretty much every night of the week and if you have songs to play there’s a good chance that a slew of talented bands and acts will be keen to hop on a lineup with you whether you’re established or not.

Career highlight so far?

I’ve been lucky enough to play at some really excellent festivals and events in the past which has been amazing, but I feel like my career highlight is and will continue to be having reached a point in which I am writing and producing music that I am more proud of than I have ever been. I’m excited to keep learning and growing as my solo career continues.

Fave non-music hobby?

I love painting, drawing, going for long walks at the Merri creek and a good game of scrabble accompanied by a glass of shiraz.

What’s on your dream rider?

I’m so easily pleased, as long as there is some sort of delicious sandwich situation (tofu Bahn mi platter?) and an assortment of pet-nats I’d feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

Dream music collaboration?

I would die for Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine to track guitar on a song for me. I would also love to get in a writing session with Charli XCX. The duality of man!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Happy I hope! With backyard and a dog and still in love with writing and producing music.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Hands down ‘Viva la Vida’ by Coldplay. My friends always joke that I’m a closeted Coldplay fan but at this point, I’m ready for it to be known. Maybe I should add Chris to that dream collaboration list!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

My Mum always reminds me to remember that you’re enough as you are regardless of your achievements. It’s a simple sentiment but so so easy to forget.

What’s one obsession you have that no one would guess after listening to your music?

Indulging in trashy youtube drama/tea spill videos with my best friend Izzy. If you ever need someone to fill you in on which beauty guru cancelled this week I am your go-to girl!

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