Ellie D Chats with LANKS

Where do you write your music and lyrics?

Music I mostly write at home in my little home studio set-up. There’s a desk, a laptop, a mic, a keyboard and a guitar. That’s it really. I often write lyrics in that space but I also have little poems and bits that I write in my phone notes when I’m on trains, planes or riding in ubers.

What do you hope to achieve by contributing to the Australian music scene?

This is a question I’ve been reflecting on a lot, especially in the current context of the #metoo movement and the discussions around equal pay and safe spaces in our industry.


As someone who has a modest platform within this industry I really want to be a make sure everyone feels welcome and to support people within the industry. There are artists doing amazing things that people aren’t hearing for various reasons and through collaboration, sharing their work, playing shows and encouraging others we can help make it a really vibrant, supportive community.

I want to be an artist that explores things that are real and hopefully can inspire others to push themselves and explore their own feelings and experiences in deep and meaningful ways.
 

LANKS’ debut album ‘twentyseven’ is out Friday 27 April
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Which music artists would you consider collaborating with?

There are so many amazing artists out there right now. I’d love to write more with Mallrat, or Odette or one day to create with Mo or Charli xcx would be pretty wild. Also I love Tyler The Creator and would love to one day make something with him. That’d be cool.

What advice do you have for upcoming singer songwriters?

Write a lot. Read a lot. Be humble and approach your journey as a long one. It will take time to get where you want to go, so remember: the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Also, don’t be a dick. And most importantly, have fun and enjoy it! Why else would you do it?