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1. Why did you make this song?
Undefeated was inspired by the strength it takes to keep going when it’s getting too hard. It is spoken from the perspective of someone in a relationship but can relate to anyone overcoming any struggle.
While I wrote Undefeated I was battling with sudden, expected waves of anxiety and feeling quite isolated from those that could help combat those waves. I had never experienced feeling like this before so I didn’t know any coping strategies and I didn’t know how to ask for help. Because I had always been viewed as a strong, powerful human, I didn’t know how to express that I suddenly felt incredibly powerless and lonely for what seemed like no reason.
I managed to find little ways to incorporate more self-care activities, such as meditation and exercise, into my routine, which has heavily inspired the visual for Undefeated.
Looking back, I can see there were better ways for me to overcome these emotions, like reaching out to someone I trust and opening up about my struggle, but I did manage to push through just by being resilient and staying focused on things that are truly important to me. Although I wasn’t able to talk to anyone privately, I decided to express myself through my music as an effort to reach out to those that can relate to my experience.
Pretending to be strong and putting risk on your mental health shows far less strength than being humble enough to ask for help when you need it. We can’t have the good without the bad, and light without shade. Our truest emotions are so important and deserve to be celebrated in all their shades.
2. What do you want to achieve in your music career?
Music is such a universal language and can be a restorative tool. It can lift, empower, and unite people that have never even met before I hope to create music that connects with and heals other people the way that other people’s music has helped me.
3. When did you start loving music and what are you creating next?
In my Polynesian heritage, music is a very important part of life. I grew up singing at church and at home with my family, following my Father’s footsteps. From a very young age, I was drawn to performing and knew this what I wanted to pursue, even though it’s taken me all of my adult life to believe I could make it anywhere, but I know if I don’t believe in me, who will?
I’m currently traveling between Australia and the States, undertaking intensive movement and vocal training and writing a huge body of new music that we are looking to release in 2020! Until then we’ll be releasing new music almost every month, my team and I have been working endless hours and we can’t wait to finally share all our hard work.