What sparks creativity for you?
I love writing on my own at a piano—that beautiful, solitary experience of writing music—but then I also like being a fool with my friends. There is that beautiful unspoken idea that when you write a song with people that you’re very close with, you can all let go together and go away in your minds. It’s a sacred feeling, and that’s also what it feels like to play together live. You’re all wanting to take the audience somewhere, so it’s about immersing yourself in what you’re doing. That’s the beauty in music for me—that transformative quality. You can exit the everyday, mundane life and go into an imaginary world. I really value that in my life.
Sarah Blasko developed her solo career after fronting the Sydney-based band, Acquiesce from the mid-1990s to 2001. She had performed under her then married name, Sarah Semmens, and, after leaving Acquiesce, as Sorija in a briefly existing duo of that name.
As a solo artist Blasko has released six studio albums, and she won the Aria Music Award for Best Pop Release (2007) for her second Album 'What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have'.
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