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Words by Emily Hollitt {Emily Hollitt Content Writer{Malina Claire}

After debuting in the local music scene only last year with her psychedelic single Floating In Air, Brisbane’s Monet’s Pond is back with a new song, and a whole new sound. Bloom takes everything we know about Monet and flips it on it’s head. Bloom is an expertly crafted dream pop masterpiece which her commitment to music and her drive to create. Detailing how she left university to pursue music, the song is as fun to listen to as it is motivational. It’s perfect hype up track to listen to before you quit your job or move cities; the background track to your main character movie-scene when you’re reading ‘bloom by yourself’.

Featuring complex vocal melodies, a banger of a bassline and plenty of atmosphere, the song builds slowly until that ever so satisfying final chorus. With every replay of the track I had more and more that I wanted to learn about the young artist. Luckily, she had some time to spare before her upcoming Launch Show at Woolly Mammoth (TICKETS HERE) to have a chat so we did just that!


You’ve just released your latest track ‘Bloom’. How does it feel getting this track out into the world?

It’s a bit of an ‘about time’ moment for me, I’m so pumped. It feels like such a release.

The song is quite stylistically different than your previous, more psychedelic release, Floating In Air. Can you take us through what inspired this change?

I still love the psychedelic stuff, and I think the music influence will always be prevalent in my writing/ sound. Artists like Grimes and Charli XCX inspired me as to what the boundaries of pop music can be. Since the first release, I’ve just found a new appreciation for it. 

I really love how you approached the production, melody and vocal style in this track. It reminds me of Kali Uchis, SZA or early Amy Winehouse . What songs/ artists inspired this track?

I mean you are spot on with those references haha! They definitely have influenced my writing over the years. It was a goal of mine to meld that R’n’B influence with the dreamy psychedelic sound and working alongside James (Tejavu) helped me so much to achieve that.

What was the writing process like for this track?

I remember I was playing around with chord progressions for ages, and finally something stuck (as a perfectionist this was a big achievement). I had the chorus hook from the beginning, and the verses were pretty different. At that time I felt a sense of relief because I had just dropped out of university to do more of what felt right spiritually and that’s what became the premise of the song. I then had James work on the track with me and we slowed it down like 12 bpm. From then on it started making so much more sense and he added some beautiful basslines and the reverberated guitar.

Even though you only started releasing music last year, you’ve played a HEAP of shows throughout Brisbane. What’s the best show you you’ve played to date?

Wow! This is making me smile just thinking about it, I’d say the first show we ever played with the band would be up there. It was so special and it felt surreal playing my songs live for the first time. 

As someone who’s cemented their space in and is very involved with the Brisbane music scene, which bands/ artists do you believe we should be keeping our eyes on?

Oh there’s so many hidden gems in Brisbane! Let me just name a few; ZADE, Kalopsia, BRIA, Hallie and Cloe Terare. 

What is your favourite album of all time?

A true 2008 masterpiece, ‘Soulja Boy Tell Em?’ In all seriousness, I don’t know if I could narrow it down to 1, but I’d definitely say at least a Beatles album like ‘Revolver’ or ‘Abbey Road’.

Which songs do you have on repeat right now?

I love all of the songs pretty much from the new Hatchie record.

Where do you see yourself and your music career in the next 5 years?

For all I know I could be making Avant Garde SoundCloud rap when I look back at this feature?? NFT’s and Monet’s Pond avatars? What I really want is to be creating bangers with Pharrell Williams and playing them on festival stages (manifesting).

And finally, what can we expect next form Monet’s Pond? 

So much music baby!

Bloom is available now on all platforms. Listen HERE.


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