Zoe Herbert


Hi. I sing and write songs :)







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

Music is a very important part of my life. I find it to be a fun and challenging way of self-expression and a good way to get through life. I listen to it to escape reality when it becomes too overwhelming or grim and I listen to it when I need to hear a song that relates to my emotions, negative or positive. Whether it's to celebrate a milestone, or to feel validated when I'm at my lowest point. As for performing and making music, it gives me a huge sense of achievement and liberation when I do it. It fuels my heart and soul. If music didn't exist, I don't think I would be where I am today.

What is your music dream?

To successfully have my music be heard and felt by many other people. Perhaps give them things to relate to and think about with my songs.

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

I would like the world better if everyone got along. No wars. No bullying. Just love and support.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I don't feel like dancing by Scissor Sisters

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

There are a lot of genres, bands and artists I love and my opinion of this question always changes, depending on my mood so I can't really provide a definite answer.

What inspires you to make music?

Listening to other artists and my own experiences.

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

I think what I would like to give to people, when it comes to my songs, is something for people to relate to.

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

I'm full of a lot of energy. Positive energy and nervous energy. However, over time, I've learnt to utilise my nerves into excitement.

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

I think one thing that can be improved is how, in many places, aspiring musicians can't really find any opportunities.

What do you think of Drooble?

Pretty good.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Writers block. I hate it when I'm in the middle of writing a song and then I suddenly run out of ideas and have to wait, in some cases, weeks to have the inspiration, feeling and creative streak to think up more ideas. Everytime I try to force myself to think up lyrics, for example, I think up the most facepalming verses ever.

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

Listen to their music and give them feedback

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

Patience, determination and receptiveness to feedback.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Nicole Dollanganger and Melanie Martinez