Q&A with Monica Adair


With meaningful lyrics, emotive keys and moving, raw vocals, nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Monica Adair brings a distinct sound to Indie-Pop. Now this North QLD songstress turned Gold Coast local is set to release her first single, Stars In The Water.

You’ve recently released your new single Stars in the Water. What has the reaction been like so far and is it what you expected?

I was so excited to hear that Stars In The Water had its first radio play yesterday. Actually, this is my first ever single so it was my first radio play ever as an artist!

Collectively, what is your all-time favourite album and why is it so special? 

I have always been in love with Wes Carr’s album Buffalo Tales. His lyrics and melodies are so nostalgic and magical. Pure vibes.

If you could pick any dead or alive artist to work with, who would it be and why?

Jeff Buckley. His way of expressing such raw emotion in his art is legendary – I think that’s what music is all about.

What do you enjoy most, playing live or recording and why?

I love to play live! That way the audience can see the music written all over my face. I’m naturally very expressive and I love to connect with my audience in a physical way.

Who would you love to support on tour and who would you love to support you on tour and why? 

I would love to support Lastlings or Tia Gostelow on tour. Lastling’s music is so ethereal and otherworldly. Tia is so young, talented and a complete inspiration of mine!

Do you have a pre-show ritual before you go on stage?

I like to drink tea or meditate.

Do you still get nervous before going on stage to perform? If so, how do you shift yourself into the right headspace and what advice would you give to aspiring young talent?

Before performing, if I’m nervous, I would try to transform my adrenalin into something which fuels my live performance rather than hinders it.

For more on Monica, please visit: www.facebook.com/monicaadairmusic

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