Emerging pop starlet India Dupriez is a talented young lass from Burleigh Heads, who, on the strength of her first up single, ‘Know Me’, is sure to be making waves both close to home and further afield very shortly. In a few short years she’s progressed from open mic nights, busking on the streets and honing her craft wherever she was able (from live venues through to parties and weddings), to working in Los Angeles with noted industry figures and shooting a video clip for her debut single. She also spent time at the famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, where music legends such as Neil Young, REM, Willie Nelson and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have all recorded.
With a voice both soulful and soothing, she masterfully channels the glossy pop smarts of established mega stars such as Demi Lovato and Ariane Grande, which she infuses with enough of her own style and outlook to establish her own unique presence within the pop music landscape.
Her sassy single, ‘Know Me’, is currently garnering attention and airplay on triple jand community radio stations around the country. India is currently holed up back in Los Angeles for more writing and recording and recently took time out from her busy overseas schedule to answer a few questions.
Congratulations on your debut single, ‘Know Me’. Can you tell us a bit about the genesis of the song and where it was recorded?
Know me was the first song I wrote in LA with a duo group called The Wavys. It touches on our societies lack of communication, regarding relationships with technology getting in the way. We as a society are losing communication and connection.
What’s it been like writing and recording in LA – pretty mind blowing I’d imagine!?
Working with my team in LA is amazing! I work mostly in Hollywood and Marina Del Rey. Getting to sit down and be a student, watching how different people work, is incredible and I am very thankful.
Do you enjoy performing live and do you perform solo or with a band?
I love performing live and interacting with an audience, I think it’s important to give a show, it is the entertainment industry after all! Even though I self accompany, I am a solo singer who enjoys performing with bands and having my hands free to feel the music.
What does 2020 have in store for you?
You will have to wait and see! I have a lot of songs in the vault that I can’t wait to share with the world.