Hailey Cramer is a talented Aussie artist doing good things. She is launching her new song Liquid Confidence at the Northcote Social Club tonight. This artist is going places.
1.What was the inspiration behind the new song?
Well I guess it was the frustration of hearing time and time again the excuse of alcohol being the reason for peoples actions. So many use alcohol as an excuse for doing or saying what they really want but feel like their ego or sober reputations will not get affected if alcohol has played a role in the situation.
2. What inspires you when writing music?
I’m inspired by everything around me. Situations I find myself in and things that can occur in my life and in the lives of others. It can be as simple as a few chords that I like the sound of that can inspire me to write about something I feel those chords sound like.
3. What buzz do you get from playing live?
Ahhh I do love it! I get a real buzz from not really knowing how the gig will go. You can practice as much as you can but you just never know what will happen on the night. There might be only 10 people but you can really connect with them and have an awesome time and then other times it could be a packed out room but you don’t feel the vibe. It all depends on your head place at the time and how you channel your nerves.
4. Do you have any thing you do before you play live?
I don’t really have a particular ritual really. I just like to connect with my band and go through the set list, have a sing with them and remind each other to have fun. I usually have to run to the bathroom 2 seconds before I get on stage…it’s known as ‘PGP’, Pre Gig Pee.
5. Is an album in the works?
Sure is! I have been stewing over it for years but it is finally begun and in the early stages of the long journey ahead!
6. What can people expect from your show?
Intricate but bangin beats played live on all different objects and synths and soulful harmonies that will either pull your heart strings or slap ya in the face…depending on the song!
7. If you could collaborate with any one who would it be?
That’s a tough one!! I would luuuurv to collab with Bjork. I respect her so so much and totally in awe of limitless creativity in every way. I would just love to be in her presence when she is writing and see how that amazing mind of hers works!
8. If you could have anybody in a video clip who would it be?
Mmm I guess it would all depend on what the song the video clip was for was about. I’m not too sure why but it would be kinda cool/fun to have Bill Cosby. I would love to dance with him like the start of the Cosby Show…hahaha. Possibly a childhood dream.
9. What does the rest of 2014 have in store for you?
I’m really excited about embarking on the massive journey of making an album. Holyyyy mackerel! It’s going to be pretty full on but I’m pumped to start working with some seriously talented artists. I’m also planning on doing some travel and getting my sound out there to the masses. Come at me world!