Project Description

‘Anmplify Snapshot’:

ZOE DELLACA

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Zoë Dellaca is a singer-songwriter based in Bunbury, WA. Influenced by indie-folk artists such as Lucy Rose and Passenger, the young artist has a stripped back, easy going sound. Zoë released her debut album ‘Sweater Weather’ in September 2017.

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How would you describe your journey in the music industry so far, and where do you want to go from here with your music? 

I feel like I’m still starting out – I’ve been doing music professionally for two years now. But in that time I’ve learnt a lot, met some cool people and played some cool shows. In the near future I’m hoping to start playing some more shows in Perth and maybe even do a bit of a tour so I can get my music heard by more people and start building a national fan base 🙂

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When did you know you wanted to make music and perform as your career? 

I always really loved playing music and writing songs but I didn’t ever think that it was something I could ever do professionally. Then in 2016 I took a chance, dropped out of uni and started doing my cert 3 in music. I had a lot more time on my hands so I started playing music at venues on weekends and it kind of went from there!

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How would you describe your single ‘Still’ in your own words? 

I wrote ‘Still’ in a very conflicted and emotional state of mind and I think the song reflects that. The lyrics “I’m still here, why am I still here?” tell a story of being with somebody who isn’t fully committed and not very good for you, but you can’t seem to let them go even though you know in your heart you should. I’m very proud of what we managed to achieve with the track as it has a feeling of power while still feeling very vulnerable.  

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What inspired the newly released track? 

In short – a guy haha. 

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With your record ‘Sweater Weather’, and a brand new single dropped this week. When and where can fans catch you live? 

I have quite a few gigs coming up in March. I’m playing an intimate show for Good Nights this Thursday supporting the Ahern Brothers and then on Sunday I’ll be playing my first show at Small’s Bar in Eaton. Then for the rest of the month I’ll be out and about at Oyster Bar Elizabeth Quay on the 9th and 25th, Rustico Tapas in Rockingham on the 18th, Pourhouse Dunsborough on the 22nd and Toodyay Music Festival on the 24th!

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Who have been your musical influences or artists you have admired growing up? 

My number 1 influence growing up (and still today) was hands down Missy Higgins. I got given her album ‘Sound of White’ for Christmas one year and just became hooked on the idea of being just like her – someone who could do it all and hold her own. Yeah, she’s pretty special I think.

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Are there any artists or musicians that you have been so impacted by that it changed your view on life or mentality toward music? 

I feel like this is something that is constantly happening. I often hear songs that make me want to learn a new instrument or try out a new technique. As artists I don’t feel like we can grow unless we take the time to listen to what other people have to offer and learn from it.

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How do you feel your sound has developed over your time releasing music? 

Well so far I’ve only released one album, so I think that there is a lot of room to grow and continue to develop my sound. Working with my producer Nat Marshall to record ‘Sweater Weather’ was really inspiring as he helped to broaden my vision of what my songs could be and introduced me to things like synths and the OP1 that as an acoustic soloist I’d never really experimented with before. All I can say at this point is I’m excited to see where my sound goes next!

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What performance in your career so far has been the most memorable, or surreal and why?

For me there are two shows that really stand out. The first was back in August 2016 when I played a Good Nights show supporting Emily Barker. It was held in a boutique clothing shop called 3ciana and was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Good Nights gigs are different to other kinds of shows because the audience comes just for the music – they want to hear your stories and appreciate your songs. To play to such a captivated audience was really special to me, as being a musician who often plays in the corner of a bar I’d never experienced that before.

The second gig was my album launch in September 2017. I played my songs for the first time with a full band to a room full of my family, friends and fans and I had the time of my life. That was a really great night!

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If you weren’t working in the music industry, what else do you think you would be doing with your life right now? 

I’d be a music teacher.

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What is your guilty pleasure song and tv show?

I love Dr Who and I’m certainly no stranger to a bit of old school Avril Lavigne 😉

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If you had to listen to one song on repeat the rest of your life what song and why?

Is it bad that I’d rather never listen to music ever again than have to listen to the same one over and over?! Haha! There’s no way I could choose!

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Lastly, for fun, what item of clothing would you be most upset to lose, and why?

This one’s easy! My mum had this really sweet denim jacket from the 80s that I found hanging in her closet one day. She hadn’t worn it for at least 20 years so I begged her to let me have it. It took a good 6 months but finally she relinquished it to me! It’s such a one in a kind thing to have so I’d hate to lose it (plus mum would kill me haha!!).

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