To celebrate LISTEN’s new website we’re interviewing a bunch of local Australian artists to profile them on the site. The first up is Freya:
How would you best describe your music?
Queer dreamo post-rock
How did your band / musical project start?
I would spend my time in high school teaching myself how to use Logic Pro and it just stemmed from there. I recorded one song I wrote during English and it just grew from there. I’ve been releasing things since 2013 but I’d say my first real release didn’t happen until 2016 in the form of the “Attic” EP.
Do you make music with a political focus? If so, what is your focus? If not, why not?
I’ve written a few songs about politics (“Shadow” from “The Brightest Ones” EP) but since Freya is such an introspective project I kind of try to avoid those topics. A lot of my songs deal with my own personal experiences with gender and being a trans woman.
What has been the biggest highlight as a band?
Earlier this year I played an opening support slot for Camp Cope at The Tote and it was amazing.
Who are your biggest influences musically right now?
I’m listening to a lot of dream pop acts like Turnover, Porches, Alvvays, and even taking inspiration from some noise pop acts like Great Grandpa.
Where can people find your music?