Lisa Spencer is currently completing her tertiary studies out of Melbourne, where her focus is veterinary science. While uni takes up a fair amount of her time, Spencer has also thrown herself into her music, quickly making an entrance with some intensely effective sounds on early single “Medicine”.
Writing and releasing music as AEORA, she’s further developed a talent for crafting some stunning and dark electronic pop, most recently demonstrated on newest single, “Afloat”.
In the 114th edition of our Stumbled Upon series, we learn more about where the creative influences for AEORA’s music came from, and where we can be seeing Lisa on stage next.
Members & their roles:
Lisa – vocals, and everything else.
What music or artists inspired you?
Taylor Swift, BANKS, Beyonce, James Blake and so many more.
How did you get started?
I learnt guitar and piano when I was young, and wrote heaps of folky country stuff. Then when I was out of high school, I got into electronic music and started that in Logic and Ableton. I kept it to myself for years until I met my manager, who encouraged me to get it out into the world.
How would you best describe your live show?
Just me, myself and I singing, dancing and having a good time. Haha. I sometimes hide behind my Ableton controller, but most of the time I like to just be up front and singing my heart out.
What shows do you have coming up?
I’m playing in Sydney (August 6th at the OAF) and Brisbane (August 20th at The Milk Factory) alongside RKDA. And in between I’ve got a Melbourne show too, August 11th at The Gaso. I’m super excited for all three of them. The supports are amazing too!!
Tell us about your latest release:
My latest release, “Afloat”, is a song that expresses the importance of looking after yourself. I wrote it after I realised I had gone through a shit load and yet I was still sane! Haha. I tend to be conscious of my thoughts, because I know how easy it is to lose it a bit if I don’t care for myself enough. It’s cool that you can go through some tough times and become stronger. It was empowering for me to sing about it and just get loud.
Where can I get your music?
Errrywhere! Spotify, iTunes, BandCamp, soundcloud, triple j unearthed and soon, YOU CAN BUY THE UPCOMING EP ON VINYL! (Can you tell I’m excited?)
Pre-order Alt by Aeora via Bandcamp.
RSVP to Aeora’s EP launch event on Facebook, HERE.
Header Image: Nikki Williams | NW Stills