I was lucky enough to get in contact Imbi the girl and ask her a few questions about her music and more.
Tell us a little about yourself!
oh gosh, where to begin? i guess, in the grander scheme of things i’m just your average complex being trying to figure things out hahaha.
my name’s imbi.
Are you currently studying music?
no, actually ! i did music for my hsc but after the ‘gap year’ experience i had, study didn’t exactly fit my lifestyle~
You recently released your first single titled “acidic” (congrats)
tell us about the meaning behind it?
it’s really about a kind of intangible experience. it’s all very real but still it exists only in your head so no one else can validate it’s existence. i guess in a way this song was a way to validate the whole thing, help others experience a part of the journey but also help myself grasp the experience and gain insight.
Is this track a solo effort or did you create this with a team? (if so who?)
the lyrics and melody are my making but the beats/production were all done by the ever-talented DeliPres. i’m working with them for my next few tracks so it’s become a really lovely, fluid process of production~ their the bomb.
Your single is so full of life and you have an incredible voice, can we expect more music like this or will you experiment different sounds ?
thank you so much, you’re making me blush. to be honest, i kind of just follow the ebb and flow of my style. as it develops and shifts so does my music~
my music is kind of just a very raw description of my current state.
Who are some artists that have inspired your sound?
fuck haha, where to begin ! at the moment, i’m really vibing with Kali Uchis, Ravyn Lenae, Smino, and noname but that’s only a very small portion of a very long list.
another incredibly notable inspiration in my creative endeavours has been Allen Ginsberg. incredible bloke, you should check him and his mates out~
You’ve been played on 4zzz, FBi radio and put on rotation over at triple j unearthed!
Did you expect this reception?
i am overwhelmingly humbled by the response acidic is getting. i can’t really believe it’s all happening but at the same time, i love acidic, it’s a great track and it makes me groove so i was really just telling myself it’d make others groove too. and it looks like it is ~
Do you think triple j unearthed is the best option for up coming artists to gain exposure ?
i definitely think triple j unearthed is a phenomenal platform for young artists. it provides access to the music industry that you can’t get on too many other platforms (that i know of at least).
Do you have any gigs coming up?
Wollongong - 9/8
Canberra - 26/8