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Alex Lahey on the 'riskiest record' she's ever made

Updated: Jan 28

Alex Lahey is a musician that needs no introduction. She's been working in the industry since 2011, and now, she's back and revived ahead of her upcoming album 'The Answer Is Always Yes.'

Lahey is one of the brightest artists and producers in Australia, with the Melbourne-based musician collaborating with some of the biggest names over the course of her career. She's worked with Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Peking Duk, Approachable Members of your Local Community, and Central Coast local Sam Windley. The Umina Beach resident spent a few days with Lahey, which resulted in one of Windley's most successful tracks to date, 'Neighbours in the Morning'.

"I remember that session really clearly" Lahey told Homebrewed.

"I met her in an old fire station in Ballina that had sort of half been converted into a gallery. We wrote some songs over a couple of days.

"Sam's just so talented and is such a warm and lovely person, she has this positivity towards life and music, and it was a lot of fun.

"I think that song did pretty well for her, too, so go Sam."

Lahey enjoys her work with other artists, and says that collaborating comes natural to her. She says that she believes her role as a producer or writer is to draw the artist's vision out of themselves, as opposed to imposing her own views or thoughts on the song.

When Lahey isn't busy working with other artists, though, she's refining her craft and producing music of her own.

The latest album set for release in May this year is a little different sonically, but it's one that Lahey can't wait to get out into the world.

"It feels like it's about time," she said.

"It's been a while between drinks, it's been long enough for me, and I'm itching to get back to it with new music and a new record.

"I think this new one is the riskiest record I've made, in terms of how it sounds sonically.

"I wouldn't say the whole record has that buoyancy to it, but there are a few songs on there that are maybe a bit more introspective sounding.

"This is the first time, and you hear it in 'Good Time' , that I've just grooved, a bit, which is really fun. There's a bit of swagger to the songs that I'm really looking forward to playing live, as well as the usual thrashers."

Lahey will be touring the US as part of her album release in May, as well as touring Australia at a time and date TBC.

To hear the entire interview with Lahey, click here


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