London based Australian singer-songwriter Ebony Buckle has been paving an exciting musical journey with her compelling harmonies and imaginative storytelling lyricism that has won the hearts from fans & critics alike.
Recently, Ebony released the calming & encouraging single “You’re Loved” and had kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her musical release.
Hey Ebony, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself?
Ebony: Thanks for having me! So I am an Australian singer/songwriter/actor who lives in London. I am a keep amateur percussionist and an excellent interpretive dancer and I have an imaginary friend called Susan the Raptor.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Ebony: I’ve always been drawn to music. Apparently as I baby I used to wake up singing. Growing up, I was really into music theory. I loved how everything fit together if you found the right patterns. I’ve studied opera singing and musical theatre and would always write my own songs as a way of expressing how I was feeling.
What is the first song that you can recall performing in front of a live audience?
Ebony: Wow that’s a tricky one. I think the first time I really got a taste for performing, I was in the Eisteddfod and did Oom-pah-pah from Oliver, complete with costume and dance routine. I loved the exhilaration I felt from being on stage. I was a really shy child so perhaps it was freeing to be able to be big and loud in front of so many people and not feel afraid.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Ebony: I would describe it as dramatic and whimsical dreamy folky pop. A simple genre. I tell alot of stories in my songs. I like to draw inspiration from fairytales and myths and put my own spin on it.
You have just released the new single “You’re Loved”. How did the idea to create this song come together?
Ebony: You’re Loved is probably one of my most down to earth songs. I wrote it almost as a message of hope to myself a few years ago. I wasn’t coping and I didn’t know what to do. I sat at the piano and it just sort of came out. Have you ever wished your future self would come along and tell you everything is going to be ok? This is what it felt like when I was writing it.
How would you compare the creative process behind this song to your previous releases?
Ebony: Most of my songs come out of an emotion I am having, even when they are about lonely whales or alien invasions so in that way I think it’s fairly similar.
How did your family & friends react to this single?
Ebony: I have had some really beautiful feedback for this song. I really wanted it to resonate with people, especially at the moment when we are in such a strange period of limbo. It’s exhausting and so I wanted people to feel comforted by it. I think they have and I have been getting some really wonderful messages.
What does the song personally mean to you?
Ebony: This song reminds me to breath, to remember that nothing is the end of the world, even if it feels like it is. And that I am loved.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Ebony: Something I have realised while trying to spread this message and song around is that people find it so much easier to tell other people they are loved. It is much harder to say it to themselves. And I think it’s so important to try to be kinder to ourselves. Ru Paul says it best with his famous line “if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else”. I think this is my whimsical way of saying that. I hope it feels like a hug in song form.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Ebony: I guess just simply, You are loved.
You can check out “You’re Loved” on Spotify below.