8 WITH ELECTRIC FIELDS
Delve into the minds of our Corner Award shortlist artists with our ‘8 With The Top 8’ questionnaire!
Hello! Firstly, congrats on making this year’s Corner Award shortlist.
Basics first, how long have you been performing as *artist* and how did it all get started?
(Michael) We've been performing as Electric Fields since 2016. Zaachariaha called me about working on some tracks and within a few months we realised we'd merged our creativity into an energy we hadn't heard before. So we became Electric Fields.
Can you tell us about your most recent release, what inspired it?
(Zaachariaha) 2000 and Whatever was a track we wrote for the Millennial generation to be seen and heard beyond Insta filters and social media reactions.
What’s your writing process like? Do you start with lyrics, music.. a beat?
(Michael) It's different every time. Usually we have a valuable issue with ourselves that we turn into a lyric and it grows from there. (Zaachariaha) As we heal ourselves we want the listeners to heal as well.
How do you push through the ol’ writers block when it strikes?
(Zaachariaha) We don't really experience writers block.
(Michael) That's true actually. There are times when I might try for a feel in the production that doesn't come at first. A pesky thought that comes is I mustn't be good enough. But then I just try even harder and we find the sweet spot that was hiding.
What’s your favourite thing about performing live?
(Zaachariaha) The Audience because they're enjoying themselves so much and they give Michael and I the most beautiful energy. That turns into a loop and we end up feeling amazing. That's why I call the audience our co-workers..
What’s the best show you’ve ever been to as a punter?
(Zaachariaha) Aaradhna at the Gov in Adelaide
(Michael) Phantom of the Opera in 1993 with Rob Guest as the Phantom
What advice would you give to budding musicians?
(Zaachariaha) Don't take anything too personally
(Michael) Totally. Yet still weave your own personal charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent into your creative practice.