Join us as we go Down Under with the newly emerged and mesmerizing Shahrae.
Adelaide based alt-pop angel Shahrae recently debuted with her openly authentic and relatable lyricism in ‘Awkward’, going on to catch the hearts of many more with her most recent release ‘Forget to Forget Me’.
Undoubtedly we knew we had to dig deeper, go down under to the other side of the world and sit down to get to know Shah-Rae Weaver, the person behind the music.
Hello Sharae! It’s great to finally meet you. How have things been lately with both of your releases?
Things have been going really well! All the positive feedback from everyone has been so, so lovely.
As we’re getting to know you, you could tell us a bit about your background?
I grew up here in Australia. Growing up I always loved music, my mum ended up getting me into drama and we would do little performances, singing, dancing, and acting. As I grew up I feel like I really began to find my sound and who I was as a musician.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had since releasing both ‘Awkward’ and ‘Forget to Forget Me’?
I think the biggest surprise is always how much people can connect with a song. Hearing so much feedback and how people can just relate to the music really makes all this so much more worth it. It really gives the music that I create a purpose.
So far from what we’ve heard, you’re a very open within your writing. What would you say some of your main aims are when you put pen to paper?
I try to write a lot from experience. So, when I am writing I just try to be as honest as I can because it’s not just writing a song, it’s expressing how I am feeling or maybe a situation that’s happening. I really just aim to be as honest as I can whenever I’m writing.
Who would you say are some of your oldest and newest influences in the industry?
When I first started music a few pop artists like Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding were my favourites, I used to singtheir songs all the time.
Now, I’m super inspired by Billie Eilish, Lorde, and Aurora. I feel like the music they make is very real and relatable to so many people.
Will there be an upcoming EP or Album in the future? If so, what’s the theme you’ve found it revolves around?
Yes! There will be an EP coming out and I am so excited. All the songs revolve around the relationships I have had with people, the good and the bad. Mostly the bad.
Do you have any hopes for future collaborations?
I might be dreaming, but a collaboration with someone like Billie Eilish or Lorde would be insane. Or another Aussie artist like G-Flip or Mallrat would be incredible too!
Could you give us some background on where the inspiration came from your debut single ‘Awkward’? And has the inspiration evolved in any way after sharing it with fans?
I wanted to start off with something a little fun and writing a song about how being a really awkward human was actually fun. I always do things or say things and then moments later think back and completely doubt what I said and feel almost embarrassed about it.
Now the song it out into the world, everyone seems to be really loving it and getting the message of it. We are all a bit awkward and that’s okay.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve recently learnt emerging into the music industry?
Just be yourself and make what you want to make. Everyone else is already taken and you don’t need to try and stick to any genre of music.
We cannot wait to hear more from you in the future! What do you hope 2019 will hold?
I am hoping that after the EP release, I will be doing some more shows with my new music. Maybe even a tour, that would be pretty cool.
And of course, I will be working on much, much more music!