Leeli goes into the dark

YOUNG: Byron Bay teen musician Leeli.
YOUNG: Byron Bay teen musician Leeli. Lee Bliss Maloney

LOCAL teen musician Leeli's latest song, Into The Dark, is her most personal work yet, after two years of cultural exploration, travel and writing.

We had a chat to Leeli about Into The Dark, the first single of her EP Skeletons.

Where in the Northern Rivers are you from?

The new Gold Coast.... Ocean Shores.

Tell me about about your life in the Northern Rivers?

I was born in Kyogle.

I spent all my childhood around Suffolk Park and Ocean shores, exploring the beaches whilst I waited for dad to come in from a surf.

I finished school at Mullum High in 2006 then bolted of to Sydney and Indonesia for a little culture. 

I'm pretty happy to be home now.

I love the Northern Rivers, most people are super relaxed enviro-friendly, healthy spirited nature music groovy lovers!!

General conversations are about what they planted in the garden and how many whales they seen out the front. 

Is there a theme or any influences throughout Skeletons that you can acknowledge?

Skeletons is all about healing transitions and accepting life's path.

The title actually came from a song lyric I had when I was walking home one winter night in Sydney, "the Skeletons of trees line the street" it got me thinking about our bodies build up. 

What is the story behind Into The Dark?

Into the Dark is a song about losing someone or yourself to addiction, to the point when you no longer see any light.

Where can we see you live in December around the Northern Rivers?

In December I'll also be playing a non for profit festival at the YAC this Saturday, check my facebook for more details.

You can also find me street performing in Mullumbimby and Byron Bay.

  • At The Balcony Bar, corner of Lawson St and Jonson St, Byron Bay today Thursday from 7pm.

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