Rockhampton Girls Grammar Student Hollie Dunn is racing up the charts in the Triple J unearthed competition. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Rockhampton Girls Grammar Student Hollie Dunn is racing up the charts in the Triple J unearthed competition. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Teenager sings her way to No. 3 on the Triple J indie charts

WHEN Hollie Dunn is writing songs, she throws the rule book out the window.

Her hit song Tag You're It is already ranked number three on the indie charts thanks to the Triple J Unearthed High Competition.

"I didn't think anything of it really, but I'm definitely happy with what's happened," she said.

The 16-year-old Rockhampton Girls Grammar student can't explain where the idea for her song came from, but says it's about being against love.

"I usually get my inspiration at random times; I might be in the middle of a conversation and I have a sudden urge to write down a word," she said.

"I have hundreds of recordings on my phone and am constantly surrounded by scrap pieces of paper brimming with lyrics," she said.

She started getting into songwriting in the past few years, but has always had a passion in music.

Hollie plays a list of instruments, including the piano, which features on her song.

"I write mainly ballads, and indie music, but I do have a few pop songs."

The talented teenager is hoping for a career in music therapy, but it'd be a dream to sing professionally.

"It's good because there's no rules when it comes to music, I can do what I want," Hollie said.

TRIPLE J UNEARTHED

Discovers and shares the best new Australian music.

Established in 1995.

Focuses on independent and unsigned artists.

Enables musicians to establish an audience in the world of contemporary music.

Artists' music can be reviewed, rated, streamed, downloaded, and can give them airplay on both Triple J radio and Triple J Unearthed digital radio.

For more information head to triplejunearthed.com.au


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