Billie Skye is an Aussie chica from Byron Bay, releasing her first EP “Amorous Mirage” at the age of nineteen. This four-track ride is like a music journey connecting R&B with little pop, blues and funk. Billie’s singing and subtle tone in songs like “lover boy” evoke a feeling that grips you, refusing to let go.
In our interview with Billie, she lets the cat out of the bag on how he was brought up in a musical family through which songs linked off everyone. Being the daughter of a musician, Billie has been writing poetry since childhood; it was just natural to add guitar chords and melodies.
The music of Billie is about being genuine. R&B drums but pop anthems- what sets her apart is the authentic mood. She is inspired by artists like Raveena and Sade, who have their style in which you immediately recognize it.
“Amorous Mirage” is not merely songs but the heart and truth of Billie. In our conversation, she discusses why chose that title talking about desire and the difficult aspects of relationships.
Going forward Billie wants to perform on a stage and in the future she would love more collab. For her audiences, she is super grateful for the love and affection they offer in every step of her music career.
The EP Amorous Mirage has four songs on it, all the songs are unique and interesting. Now lean back and chill with us in this Billie Skye conversation. It is all about her first EP, real talk, and the kind of music that cuts into your soul. Just prepare to dive into the sounds of “Amorous Mirage” and see why Billie’s music is so irresistible.
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What is your stage name
– Billie Skye
Is there a story behind your stage name?
– There isn’t a good story behind my stage name apart from me just resonating more with Skye then my last name.
Where do you find inspiration
– inspiration is everywhere, my outer and inner worlds are always tangled together to create connections and deep understandings. My relationships both platonic and romantic have always been the biggest source though.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
– music was a way to connect in my younger years. It bought community and family together where words would sometimes fall short. It seemed to be the best way for intimate connection without having to get overly vulnerable.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
– yes, both. Creativity seamlessly weaves itself through my family in different ways with my papa being a musician and my Mum just this expansive creative. I have writers, ceramicists, photographers and my siblings have an openness to explore all different creative avenues.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
– I believe I would have always been apart of some creative industry but my papa definitely inspired me to choose music.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
– I was always writing, I had books filled of poetry and random lyrics since i can remember. I have always been attracted to lyricism it it’s rawness so I guess it only made sense to pair it with a guitar and some Melodies.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
– I grew up watching my papa at locals pubs and bigger festivals, but the first concert I really remember seeing was Kendrick Lamar at our local blues festival in 2016, I had just turned 12 and got to go with friends. It was truly special.
How could you describe your music?
– My music could be described as R&B beats with pop melodies. I hope what really sets my music apart though is its authenticity and rawness. Every lyric and melody in ‘Amorous Mirage’ is a genuine reflection of my heart and truth.
Describe your creative process.
– As I briefly explained above my love of lyricism was definitely a driving force into music, so that usually starts my creative process. So I’m either in the studio or with my guitar freestyle melodies with my poems in hand. The verses always come to me before the chorus, maybe it because I enjoy telling a story, I’m to to sure.
What is your main inspiration?
– Like I said before, just my connections with people and places.
What musician do you admire most and why?
– I have a lot of musicians I admire; Raveena, Orion Sun, Eloise, Sade, ASAP Rocky, Amy Whinehouse, Armani Caesar + more. They all carry such an original flare that translates throughout all there work. It’s this idea that you can be recognised just by your sound and the way you own your craft.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
– my style is constantly evolving as I grow and change. I hope one day to have a really defined sound though.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
– I have never thought about it. I hope my music becomes authentic and original enough it’s in its own lane entirely.
What are your interests outside of music?
– I love reading, surfing, film photography and seeing different parts of the world.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
– I am particularly drawn to the art of event curation, where creativity meets strategic planning. The concept of crafting unique event experiences, from initial ideation to execution, fascinates me.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
– I’m not entirely sure, maybe not being in safe spaces when co-writing or finding the right people to play with.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
– I worry about the impact artificial intelligence will have on the industry.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
– Amorous Mirage captures the delicate balance of sexual desire and the longing for intimacy, harmonizing with the illusionary aspects of mirage, representing the smoke and mirrors of reality. The name challenges the notion of reducing a relationship to mere lust, emphasizing the realization that viewing it solely through that lens does injustice to the depth within
What are your plans for the coming months?
– hopefully playing live music and writing more.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
– nothing set in stone but I love co-writing, so hopefully more of that in my future.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
– Anyone who has listened to my music and enjoyed it or felt something. Thank you. Your support means the world to me.