I’m loving your vibe! I’ll be listening to “Into You” down by the beach, what a sweet, soothing track!
You’ve clearly got the talent for it, but can you tell me what made you decide to get into music and who your biggest influences have been?
I started music at a young age just for fun, it was something I did in my spare time and never really thought of it as a career but the more I got into it I realised it was something I wanted to do everyday for the rest of my life. My influences have changed throughout my life as I grew up listening to many artists and genres. Now I guess I’m more genre influenced rather than a specific artist.
What have you been doing, musically, up until this point?
At the beginning I was experimenting with different styles of dance music, I guess trying to find my own sound but recently I’ve just been doing my own thing, making stuff that I enjoy. I taught myself piano, and that was one of the most important things I did. It really helped speed up my workflow.
Would you say you’re a singer/songwriter/producer?
No I’m not a singer, I am a songwriter and a producer. I also mix and master all my own tracks.
How did Lostley come about? Is this a solo project or are you and Julia Lostrom (vocalist) a duo? Her voice is stunning by the way!
Originally Lostley was meant to be a duo with myself and Julia. The name came when we fused our surnames together (Lostrom and Liley) but then we decided we would both like to be our own artists, so we could collaborate with other people too. Julia kept her name and I liked the sound of Lostley so I decided to keep it.
You have a new track being released soon with Global League, “All I Need” can you tell me how both the song and the collaboration with Global League came about?
I pretty much just came up with the guitar riff and had it stuck in my head for a bit. I showed Julia and she loved it. She wrote the lyrics with a friend (Bailey Sampson) and we recorded it in a few hours. From there I took it back to my studio and expanded it adding what made it what it is today.
I met Luke from Global League at EMC (Electronic Music Conference). We were just talking, and I told him about a song I was working on (All I Need) and wanted his feedback on it, so I sent it to him and they signed it pretty much straight away.
Living in Melbourne where music is in the water, have you found it’s offered support in growth, community and opportunities?
Yeah for sure, I mean there’s heaps of little music groups that everyone’s involved in. Melbourne is so musically diverse and there are so many scenes for each genre. The electronic music scene is awesome and really supportive of each other. We all send music that we are working on to online groups for feedback and advice and it’s all super constructive cause everyone just wants to make good music.
How is the rest of the year looking for you? What are the main goals you’re hoping to achieve?
Yeah I definitely think 2019 is going to be a big year for a lot of people. There’s a lot of good music coming out of Melbourne and I’m excited to see how it all turns out. I am definitely thinking of releasing my EP and excited to do many more collaborations with other singers and live instruments. I’m hoping to get more into live performing this year too. Would love to get a few singers and other artists to jam out on stage with me.