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Music NT presents Serina Pech

KATHERINE-BORN, DARWIN- BASED singer-songwriter Serina Pech has been captivating Territory audiences for the past few years with her enchanting voice and raw, honest lyrics. Now, she’s preparing to take her catchy folk sound to BIGSOUND – Australia’s largest music industry showcase. 

Music NT caught up with Serina ahead of her trip for a chat.

You’re showcasing at BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane later this month, what does this opportunity mean for you?
It’s exciting! I’m looking forward to meeting other people in the industry and watching other artists, but mostly the opportunity to be in a different space. I’ll be catching up with some old friends, too, who I used to go to high school with.

You released Sing Your Own Song in June – can you tell us a little about it and the inspiration behind it?
Sing Your Own Song is about honouring the truth of ourselves and the paths of our own choosing, setting aside the paths that society and those close to us perceive to be better for us. It’s about making choices in alignment with our personal truths. 

Aside from new music, opening for Greta Stanley at Darwin Festival and showcasing at BIGSOUND, are there any other exciting things in the works in 2019?
I would love to be writing for other people and do more things for film or TV eventually. I was recently synced for the re-vamp of Sea Change, which is cool. At the moment, I’m writing more material for myself, collaborating with others and developing skills like producing and recording, instead of focusing solely on live performance.

If you could collab with any other NT artist, who would it be?
I’m keen to collaborate with Phoebe Wear to make some chill soul, pop, RnB jams. We’ve been friends for a long time so that’s always a nice energy to be brought into the studio.

I’ve also been collaborating with James Mangohig on his From The DOTS project. We work together closely at Settle Down records and always help each other out with different stuff for the label. 

I wouldn’t say there is any one particular artist I would like to work with so long as the vibe is good – personality, interests, creative process, motivations, and fun... We have to be having fun. I’m also always keen to meet more creative in other fields, especially visual fields like art, video and dance. Each expression has a different process and I love learning the ways in which people like to create.

Lastly, what’s the best piece of advice you’ve received that you would like to share with the world?
The best piece of advice I couldn’t give you, is advice you yourself already know to be true. |

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