Sarah Blasko on Eternal Return, Keep Sydney Open & supporting young Australian musicians

Sarah Blasko recently sat down in an interview following the ARIA awards to discuss her latest music and her own unique writing processes.

“I’ve just been doing an artist residency for the last two weeks,” she said. “I’ve been writing some new songs in Campbelltown…Over the last year, I’ve been playing lots of shows with this record.”

Following this discussion, she went on the share her views on the controversial lock out laws introduced in Sydney, saying that she is “Totally in support of the ‘Keep Sydney Open’ campaign”.

“I’ve enjoyed, as a musician, many late nights of playing shows and going to see other peoples shows. It’s been an important part of my development as a human being. Culturally I think it’s very important for people to experience the city at all hours.”

Blasko went on to express her thoughts about being able to encourage young artists who wish to pursue music as a career.

“I was a kid who really loved music but had to hide it behind closed doors because I didn’t have any formal training. I didn’t really know what I was doing; I sung very loudly but closed the door,” she laughed. “Whenever I talk to anyone that’s younger than me I think it’s very important to encourage that natural enjoyment of music and love of writing and all of that stuff… It doesn’t matter if you go and study or go to a private school or whatever; it can develop wherever you are and that’s always been very important to me.”

See the full interview with Sarah below!