Introducing Gold Coast Pop Artist Talitha

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'Embarrassed To Know Ya' is the new single from Australian pop artist Talitha. 'Embarrassed To Know Ya' is the new single from Australian pop artist Talitha.

Gold Coast indie pop, synthpop artist, Talitha has just released her newest single, 'Embarrassed To Know Ya' – a track about deepening relationships of all types.

It's the first song lifted from her forthcoming 'Habits Of Honesty' EP that's due to drop late March. This project is the first of a three-part album written, performed and co-produced by Talitha, that explores reinvention and self-discovery on the journey to adulthood.

"I'm now in my 20s and have to decide what parts of me I want to keep, and what parts I want to box up and say goodbye to," Talitha says, who honed her practical music skills with formal training at Queensland Conservatorium.

I sound like... Dua Lipa and Zara Larsson. I love pop that encompasses other styles and I think they both have a lot of fun doing this.

My first gig was... I was always such a show off; at church talent shows I would enter in every single category, haha. Performing has been on the back burner this last year while I've been in the studio. But I can't wait to start being with people again and enjoying music.

In the studio I usually... Do a quick 30-second plank before recording. I always sing better after engaging that core. It's great to be in a room with your collaborators and have creativity bouncing off the walls; some of the best ideas happen in those moments.

If I could tour with anyone... I've been to every one of Justin Bieber's tours and they are by far the most inventive. He's the only artist at the moment that really gets to tour in every corner of the globe, which would be a great adventure.

And I know Justin is very passionate about leadership and creating a great working environment for everyone. I think there's a lot to learn from him.

Social media is... A great way of connecting with people. But it definitely worries me and saddens me to see young people being exposed to things they can't un-see. And of course the flipside of that; young people posting things they shouldn't. I miss 15 year olds actually being 15 years old, haha.

My favourite app at the moment is... Kayo Sports. I'm a strong supporter of England Rugby, so I'm glued to the Six Nations tournament at the moment. I often have replays of games on the TV if I can't sleep.

To date, my most embarrassing moment was the time... My mum has no self-awareness when it comes to her tone of voice. So I find myself apologising to store clerks or drive-through staff constantly.

I've also had to tell her to shut up when she says things like: 'Who would buy these candles, they smell awful' when the store owner is only a few feet away. She's literally the nicest person you'll ever meet, so I have no idea where this habit comes from, haha. P.S. Even as I write this, she is laughing with zero recollection.

Life on the road can be... I love travelling. It's been a really peculiar year, so I haven't been able to travel for work. Hopefully that'll change soon. I'd really love to spend Christmas in London this year.

If you'll have me on your bill, all I ask is that the rider contains... You can never go wrong with a nice, cold, bottle of Coke. It's a favourite of all my friends and family; gotta be a good host.

The most scary scenario I've found myself in, was... Turbulent flights have always been terrifying. I went on a plane during a storm the day after going on The Claw at Dreamworld. Falling feels so unnatural.

What celebrity/ famous person would you love to be spokesperson of the band... I think Kevin Hart could sell/ convince anyone of anything. He's so hilarious and hyped up I think his energy is infectious. I love his show 'What The Fit'.

Three people you'd like to invite around for a dinner party... I just saw Malcom Gladwell's 'Masterclass' and thought he was the most interesting person. Mostly because he's not worried about being interesting and instead it just interested in everything and everyone.

I'd love to pick the brain of Taylor Swift as a business woman, and she has cats. So she can bring hers to have a playdate with mine. And thirdly, I'd love to have Melissa McCarthy for dinner. Again an amazing business woman and an incredible comedian. I think she'd probably have really good wine recommendations.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us? I got the most incredible grill pan for Christmas. The steaks that come out of that are delicious! Being at home a lot during 2020 has got me cooking a lot for my family, which has been really fun.

No matter the expense, send me a case of... Moët! I LOVE mimosas, even though I'm usually the only one at the party drinking them haha.

The last time I saw the inside of a gym was... Five days ago. Unfortunately I'm supposed to be resting my muscles after an injury, so I haven't been able to go all week. I do actually really enjoy going. The people are really nice and my PT has become a really great friend. I can't wait to get back to training in preparation for some shows soon.

What's the one chore you dislike the most? Washing the dishes. I hate the dirty water.

Do you have any phobias? I've always been deathly afraid of snakes, which is perfect considering I grew up in Queensland. One summer in high school, there was a giant dead python on the path to the train station and some idiot thought it'd be hilarious to keep moving it. Everyday it'd be in a different spot.

My anxiety level went through the roof, but looking back I can see how scaring a bunch of school kids like that would have in fact been hilarious.

Would you ever partake in a reality show? While I don't get too hooked on shows that exploit real drama, I do love upbeat shows like 'Queer Eye' and Jack Whitehall's 'Travels With My Father'. I love watching people talk about their craft (like interior design or blowing glass) or going out to help people.

If I could do something like that and bring some fun into people's living rooms I would absolutely be game for it. I love how Selena Gomez has used her quarantine time at home to film 'Selena & Chef'.

If you could prank any of your friends, who's your target, and how are you bringing them down? My brother's best friend has always been super easy to prank or scare, which has been hilarious growing up. The best reactions have come from the simplest things like hiding in a McDonald's playground tunnel to spook him. I'm not too good at the long-game pranks 'cause I get too keen.



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