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Interview With Tali Sing

The Melbourne-based singer-songwriter talks recording, influences and his new single.


Tali Sing's sound blends R&B, soul, and 808 beats, but with that uniquely Australian sound. We caught up with him to see what's up.


You have recently released your single, ‘On Call’, through Ditto Music; tell us a bit about that song and why you chose to release it independently.

The song "On Call" was one of those late night inspirations at 3am when you can't sleep. It came together really quickly and easily and just kind of felt right. I put it all together, sent the lyrics and melody through to Dominique to see how her voice would fit it, and it worked. So we just ran with it.


In terms of releasing independently, at this stage, I basically do everything independently, other than management (Jo Kathleen, putting in work!), some help with publicity, and book my shows (thanks to the lovely 123 Agency).


Unfortunately at this stage we have no further support, hopefully in the future though!


How would you explain your sound without using any words that relate to genre?

Dark sad-boy music, with a sprinkle of cheekiness here and there.


Tell us a little about your recording process. Do you record in a studio, or do you have a home studio?

For this track I actually worked with my awesome producer and engineer


Christian Scallan at The Soft Centre. I did the beat production and demoing at my home studio, but then we recorded all the finished vocals at The Soft Centre. I was also really lucky to work with Nicole Scallan in the vocal sessions; it just helped fine-tune everything. Chris also mixed and mastered the final product!


Outside of music, what influences you as an artist?

Emotions, relationships and awkward situations. I take everyday life, pain and pleasure and turn it into something.


You are about to embark on a mini-tour, what do you hope to achieve by the end of 2016?

By the end of 2016 I would love to have enough people following what I do so that I can make music for them full time, like it’s my job. But hey, one step at a time. If I can help someone along the way it's all been worthwhile!


Follow Tali on Facebook | Pick up 'On Call' on iTunes