On the heels of an immensely successful collaboration with Santpoort, multi-talented Sydney-based artist Little Green has revealed her stunning new single "Mothers Daughter" a smokey blues inspired song produced by Jordan Leonard. Taking on the prevalent issue of generational trauma and mental health, the track emanates a charismatic sophistication that speaks for Little Green's style as a whole.
A piece that could be straight from the dim-lit corner of a jazz-blues club, sipping mulled wine, Little Green is incorporating the classic genres of music into a modern prize. A soft progressive piece, "Mothers Daughter" is fueled by lusciously hazy vocals that display a plethora of skills.
"I wrote this song in character… absorbing all the mother daughter relationships around me, I realised the generational trauma experienced by women," said Little Green. "This story is about the complex, yet unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter, and the healing power of forgiveness."
Growing up in the Blue Mountains, Little Green developed a childlike sense of storytelling and serene musicality inspired by the nature around her. Self-taught on sax, flute, guitar, piano and vocals, she has used her skillset to create a compelling live show, start a popular mini beat series online, and collaborate with some of Sydney's best up and coming producers; her most recent releases being supported by Triple J, KIIS1065, Spotify, TEDx Melbourne, MTV and more. An emerging female producer in her own right, Little Green's track "The Night" received stellar reviews on Unearthed, her 'sweet folky vocals' and 'mature production' sending her to the top of the charts and earning her a premiere on Triple J.
Bringing "Mothers Daughter" to the stage to grace the ears of many, Little Green will be performing at The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney on the Sunday 6th of June. Presented by Muso, the event is a double launch party, celebrating Mardi Wilson's new album and Little Green's upcoming EP.
"Mothers Daughter" is exemplary of the personal and musical growth that Little Green has endured, now finding her feet in her own unique sound. This stunning sax stocked release being just the start for what Little Green has in store for 2021.
Question: How would you describe your music?
Little Green: Eclectic.
Question: Can you tell us about Mothers Daughter?
Little Green: I wrote this song in character… absorbing all the mother daughter relationships around me, I realised the generational trauma experienced by many women. This story is about the complex, yet unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.
Question: Is there a particular message you hope listeners take from your music?
Little Green: Forgiveness and understanding. I hope it inspires people to cherish important relationships.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Little Green: I love both but right now, recording gets me most excited. Sometimes I feel like there is a song floating around in the room like a butterfly and I just need to catch it.
Question: What should we expect from your upcoming performance?
Little Green: Old songs, new songs, childhood songs, stories, and my usual awkwardness.
Question: What is the story behind the Little Green?
Little Green: 'Little Green' is a song I grew up listening to from one of my favourite Joni Mitchell albums titled 'Blue'. It makes me feel nostalgic and reminds me of my inner child.
Question: What motivates you most when writing music?
Little Green: Interesting question… I think my main motivation for writing music is to capture a moment in time.
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Little Green: Mostly Sasha Sloan, Amy Shark, Vera Blue, Taylor Swift and Janis Ian when I am sad. Spotify also has this great playlist I am loving called 'Van Life'.
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Little Green: In 2017 I saw Tash Sultana play live at The Enmore in Sydney. That was the moment I decided… I want to do that.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Little Green: John Butler or FKJ.
Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?
Little Green: The adventures and meeting people.
Question: What advice do you have for aspiring artist?
Little Green: Make stuff you like and don't overthink it.
Question: What's a typical day like?
Little Green: Wake up, journal, go for a run or a surf or a swim, do whatever I need to do that day, maybe cook dinner, listen to a podcast, knit some headbands, read, sleep.
Question: What's next, for you?
Little Green: My new EP 'The Night' is out on the 4th June. I am launching it at The Lansdowne on the 6th June, doing a little tour, then I guess it is up to the Universe. Probably just keep music-ing and human-ing.
Question: Can you share your socials? (links please)
Little Green: Website
Interview by Gwen van Montfort