In the last 24 hours what has inspired you?
An endless reserve of oceanic love from my close friends and family. A phone call. Hope. The jungle. My guitar. Photographs of a recent time. Driving. Wine. Music. Always. Music.
As a singer, which of your shows has pulled on your heart and stands as your favorite/s?
Ooo that's hard. I think they all offer up precious little gifts in different ways so it's hard to compare them, but more recently I did a few little shows in LA and they were really cool. I did a gig in Topanga on my birthday actually and that was so lovely. So many beautiful people. It's always about the energy as a whole at the end of the day.
I also just did a gig with the Babe Rainbow boys and that was just a ridiculously fun magic rainbow joyride. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face for hours. Many giggles were had.
You can’t sit still, you’re always somewhere in the world. What are some lessons from the road?
It's so hard to stay still! I get itchy feet.
The biggest recurring lesson I've learnt so far is, let it all go and breathe...
You know, I always make these intricate plans in my mind of what I'm going to do, or see or how an experience will teach me, help me grow, love, write etc, but without fail, EVERY time, things change.
I truly believe there is some divine plan, and the lessons always come in the unknown.
It can be incredibly painful and sometimes you just want to run and hide, but like one of my best friends says, imagine how boring life would be if you knew what was going to happen all the time!
I think with the breathing comes surrender, it's like learning a cosmic universal dance of intention and listening, trust, truth and kindness.
But fuck! It's not easy!
I try to remember that things always seem more intense in the moment of experiencing. In memory everything feels golden and that's where the joy and clarity of 'why' is.
It's like all of life really!
It's easier to connect the dots when looking back... but not to much!
Then there is the return home to self.
As much as I like moving around and feeling everything it's when I'm still that everything makes sense and comes together with poignant reason and resonance.
The best thing about being a musician, and the worst?
I think for me the best thing is having found a way to express my deep and very raw sense of experiencing and feeling.
Not really sure what I'd do without it!
The worst is an interesting thing, because it's all wrapped up with the best. It's this fluid back and forth, one informs the other.
I read something Angel Olsen had shared the other day and part of that really hit home for me.
"Who knew the business of wanting to be special would get so complicated.
That a dream would turn into livelihood, that it would be a constant fight to keep real, when people, maybe unknowingly, try to make you embrace the fake.
Musicians - we're all very different, yes. But I do think we share some truths - we're vagabonds, we're survivalists, we see people and systems all over the world. We turn inward, we lose touch with friends, it's painful and it's informative, at times exhausting to process. It's not only playing music.
But I'm grateful for it. Grateful for the time others have devoted to this weird work of mine. Grateful to see how time passing has brought me closer to those I love. Thanks for sharin and keeping real when you can."
I really love this. It's so spot on.
There is no denying your incredible talent for writing as well as singing. What’s one place in the world where you can’t stop those creative juices from flowing?
That place cracks me wide open.
I have lived there on and off for a couple years and whenever I am there I cannot stop writing. Not songs in particular, more musings on life and love and the fragility of the human condition.
The Balinese are in a continuous state of deep prayer and reverence for the ancestors and the land, it's automatically a melting pot of creativity.
The magnitude of the nature also holds me in such a primal and unfiltered space.
Similar to India. The land before time, the place where everything is created and destroyed. The place where life and death merge seamlessly and where a greater consciousness is birthed.
Something about it almost works as an opiate for me, it allows me a passage to a timeless space where I can float around in between realms dreaming.
I bet you’re an old soul. Right now, what’s the soundtrack to your life?
Oh wow. So so much so many many.
It's so funny because I always feel like I'm watching the movie of my life which has already been and gone.
I often feel like I curate my own Terrence Malick style films with poetry and narration constantly running in my mind, and then I choose the soundtrack...
So... most commonly featured at the moment would be;
Bobby Mcferrin - ('circle songs')
Lots of Indian Raga
Dead Can Dance
Van Morrisons Astral Weeks
ahhh I could go on... but these are on a cycling playlist right now
Oh and Brian Eno and Andrew Bird
Oh oh oh and ALWAYS Radiohead!
Who is your favorite/s musician and which songs?
Haha maybe just see above.
Hmmm couple of my favourite songs right now...
Baby's Arms - Kurt Vile
Hot Dreams - Timber Timbre
Curiosity - Reverend Baron
Pretty Things - Big Thief
Party - Aldous Harding
All Yours - Widowspeak
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings - Father John Misty
How would you define a WYLDE Woman?
I think a WYLDE Woman is a woman that trusts herself. A woman that knows her boundaries, yet pushes the limits. A woman that can make fearless decisions with pure inspired intentions and graceful actions. A woman who speaks and shares herself honestly and authentically. A woman who is for women, and who is for men equally, a woman who realises that both feminine and masculine live harmoniously within and inform different aspects of our personalities.
A woman who explores sexuality as a free and fluid thing without guilt or shame but with mindful conjuring.
A WYLDE woman is without form, ever changing, a muse, a mother, a sister, lover, friend. A reflection of nature, vast and chaotic, wildly beautiful, running rivers, oceans, storms, clouds and blue sky.
Above all she is a woman who can take responsibility for herself. There is real strength that comes from being vulnerable enough to look at yourself. A WYLDE woman is a witch, a witch women, who is in a deep and holy whole commune with the Universe and Nature, the Sun, the Stars and the Moon.
What good little life lesson can you bless us with?
Life lesson, there's a million of those!
As cliche as it sounds, to keep on choosing to contribute love and positivity to this world. It's a major humbling lesson.
Some days this world is so fucking backward and it drags us from our core essence of what is important.
Be authentic, be compassionate, be graceful, be clear with your words and try not to judge. The universe or god or whatever you want to call it did not create life for us to judge, that part is beyond us, it just is, nameless, and perfect in its multifaceted reflections.
Collaborate with anyone in the world. Who would it be and what great things would you create?
Oh right now, if I could have Beck, Ray LaMontagne, Andrew Bird, Hope Sandoval, Jonathan Wilson, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Thom Yorke in a room with me, I'd be the happiest girl to ever live, ever.
It'd be the dreamiest mash up of deep mystical melancholic psychedelic profound hymnal bliss, soaring bells and rustic rouge tones, heart beats and witchy incantations. With a little unexpected quirky neuroses and a free ride to the astral planes along the golden desert highways in the peachy skies. Ha!
You’re going places - spiritually, physically and emotionally. Where will you be and what can we expect from you in the future?
Who knows where I'll be emotionally and spiritually! That part I wish I knew a little more, it might save me some sleepless nights and a whole bunch of burning questions. It's like Christmas with those sides of myself, never know what's gonna happen, whose gonna show up, what presents you'll get, if any, snow or shine, drunk and in love or lonely and hating the world.
I hope to be in India or Bali again before the end of the year, need a little soul sweep revival.
Possibly the US again! Who knows!
Gosh, well, I guess you can just expect more music! Hopefully some beautiful visual narratives to go along with it.
And maybe a book! I've been collating all the poems and musings on love I've ever written, it's currently titled, 'Sketches of Love and Letters I Never Sent'
Thoughts on being a woman in the art world - Is it a force for good or evil?
It can only be a good thing I think! For sure!