Bella Marslen


Singer/Songwriter from Perth, WA Studying classical voice Recently released debut record







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is connection. It's the ability to communicate with people on an emotional level through composition and performance. It gives me joy and life. It gives me a way of expressing myself and putting my experiences into something that is able to be shared.

What is your music dream?

I am training to be a classical vocalist, so one day dream of performing in Operas and Musicals worldwide. I also have a parallel dream to produce contemporary music and become a recording and performing artist.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I'd start by working to become the most positive and balanced person I can be to have the least amount of negative impact on my surroundings, and live out the changes i'd like to see in the world.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Cheap Wine - Cold Chisel (one of my dads all time fav's)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Banks, Lorde, Frank Ocean, London Grammar, RY X, Ben Howard, Majid Jordan, Jai Paul, Asgier, Rihanna, Childish Gambino, Goldlink, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, James Vincent McMorrow, Jhene Aiko, Husky, Fleet Foxes,

What inspires you to make music?

My relationships, experiences, things I observe around me and things that happen to my loved ones. Internal things that aren't easily expressed except through music.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Honesty. I want my music to let someone know that they aren't alone in feeling what they are. That their experiences as humans are valid and shared.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Amazing! Love the vibe.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think I need a few more years experiencing the industry before I can answer that one.

What do you think of Drooble?

Its a groovy platform! glad I've found it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not much as of yet, again I probably need to experience more before i can answer that.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I am trying more and more to go to local gigs.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Self belief, confidence, creativity, humility, empathy, good people skills, resilience and compassion.

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