This time, we get to know India Dupriez. Her track "Pray" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I am from the gold coast, Australia and singing is my hobby. I am also into cooking, dancing, exploring, creating, filming, photography and spending time with my friends and family. I originally grew up in Sydney but i moved with my family to Queensland when i was maybe 6 or 7 and we have lived a colourful life by the beach ever since. Although ive spent most of my life here on the coast, i am hoping to move away to the states and start a new life because thats where my management lives. I also really love writing poetry and getting my hands dirty when it comes to things like painting, drawing and writing. I also live to write music and perform.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I got into music at the age of 12 when i auditioned for a local theatre production and i had no musical background besides from my parents at this time. Instantly i felt like it came natural to me and i started getting lessons and I have been singing ever since. I started going to open mic nights every single week consistently after this and because of this, my confidence grew and my voice grew. At this time, i started busking and working and recording music, at the time i wanted to go to the beach with my friends and do normal kid things but looking back, i am so glad that my mum gave me a crazy work ethic. I love working and travelling for music and just figuring it out as i go. My family also are very into music and they played a lot of artists that i love now and listen to now that i am an adult, i am very grateful that i was shown such awesome and now influential artists while i was so young and impressionable. I have seen my look and sound change countless times but honestly, i am a teenage girl and i am still finding new artists and sounds that i love and im so excited to see where the future takes me.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Artists that inspire me and have influenced me and my sound are yebba (abbey smith), Gracie Abrams, Billie Eilish, Labrinth, Nessa Barrett, Lana Del Rey, lorde, lolo Zouai, Kygo, Noah Cyrus, the 1975
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I simply exist to make people feel and i exist so that people feel less alone, its what i want to do with music so either way, if im doing that, im successful. There are more literal goals that i would like to achieve one day though, like performing at Madison Square Gardens, Attending the VMAs or AMAs, getting a song on the top 50 charts and hearing my song on radio! making a crazy budget music video, how insane would that be !
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
Madison Square Gardens, or i would love to hold a giant concert here in Queensland and invite everyone i know.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
I dont have a favourite song but My Mind by Yebba had a very important hold on me because it showed me how healing music can be and how i can be so moved by somebody elses pain.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
I have a proud mother who posted everything growing up and i have countless dancing videos and old singing videos that are on the internet that i wish sometimes werent there but its my past and im not ashamed of it anymore.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
It happened a few days ago when my latest song was chosen for three massive spotify playlists, it was surely a huge milestone moment for me and i am very thankful. I have also had some of my favourite artists notice some of my work by pure luck!!
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I think people do not realise that i have a lot more to offer than whats shown on my surface layer. I would like more people to get to know my heart more and my reasons behind what i do.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
Benny Blanco! how sick would that be ? i would love to work with him because he has helped create some of the craziest, most future forward music and it would be absolutely insane to work with him.
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