Mellum Clublounge #1

Mellum Clublounge #1

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The wonderful folks at Mellum and 4ZZZ are getting together to bring Mellum Clublounge #1 to Brisbane, featuring a diverse lineup of artists ready to bring their music to your earholes.

Hot Chicks with Big Brains caught up with singer, songwriter, producer and dancer, Gussy, for a quick Q&A ahead of their performance as part of the event this Saturday night at Woolly Mammoth.

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Image via Facebook

When did you first realise you wanted to be a music artist?

There have been a few iterations of my ambitions in music. I wanted to be a triple threat, musical theatre kind of person all throughout my childhood (Liza with a ‘Z’ type thing). Then I wanted to be a sparkly pop icon in my teens. Then I just wanted to have a way of sharing and affirming my fears publicly, which is where the stuff with Gussy comes from.

Why is performing at the Mellum Clublounge important to you?

It’s my first show in Brisbane, which is really exciting.

I’m looking forward to being a part of this really cool lineup dominated by women and queers.

What’s been the most challenging thing you’ve experienced while pursuing your career to date?

Probably my perfectionism, and my frustration with not being able to create certain sounds on my own. Sometimes I can hear things in my head but can’t recreate them, which is like the ultimate un-scratchable itch. One great thing about collaborating is combatting this and making new things that I couldn’t begin to make on my own. I’ve generally experienced nothing but support from people throughout my time making music, so I’m very lucky.

What’s been the most rewarding?

Probably the dialogue that confessional pop music can create between an audience and me. There’s something really nice about people understanding what certain things feel like and letting me know that they “get it”. I think when you feel isolated and then somebody says to you “I also feel isolated” then you’re less isolated after that interaction.

Which is what I like about singing about fear and personal stuff: I’ve found it to be quite communal.

What are you most looking forward to about performing on Saturday?

Meeting people in Brisbane, singing to a new crowd, and seeing all the other acts! Particularly excited for EN.V, Jale, Brooke Powers and Rebel Yell.


Answers by Gussy

Feature Image via Facebook with permission 

Questions and Edits by Emma Kate Lewis

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