As time elapses, Australia becomes consistently more everpresent in the international music scene, pushing genres in directions thus far unexplored for a fresh new aperture. Alt-R&B singer-songwriter TRQS is making her voice heard in this new wave, embracing the forward thinking electronic music production that the country has spearheaded and plying her honeyed tones for her distinct and sultry crossover. We had a quick chat with her to share some of her story.
Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. To start with, how would describe your sound and how you came to it?
I would definitely say I draw my influence mainly from RnB, especially from a songwriting perspective. There is a fusion of different styles I suppose, it’s hard to define my sound with one style of music. I guess I’m still in the process of finding my sound or experimenting with it at least.
Can you narrow it down to a song, album or artist that inspired you to start writing music?
The Urban Flora EP by Alina Baraz was definitely a big inspiration, The EP was produced by Galamatias and I really love his layering in the production. I think hearing the many melodic parts inspired me to really work on my songwriting, I still listening to it all the time to this day because I think it tells me something different each time I listen to it
Can you tell us something about yourself that we don’t know already?
I love Rollerskating, It was my first ever job at a Rollerskating Center in the West. I used to rollerblade as a kid so I guess it ties together in some way. I eventually made my very own custom pair of skates and love finding extra time to let loose and go for a skate.
Finally, what can we look forward to from you next?
I’m working on a new project that I hope will amount to either another EP or perhaps an album.