She was a finalist in the 2016 Triple J High Unearthed competition with Glass and is back again this year with Pure Luck; a very appealing to the ears collaboration with friend Freya Staer. The song has already notched up an incredible 1million plays on Spotify. Pretty exciting for any musician let alone a young 17 year old from Gosford High School. Nina spoke to me about this lucky tune and her friendship with Freya below.
Your song Pure Luck has won you a finalist position in this years Triple J Unearthed competition. Can you tell us about the song and your collaboration with your friend Freya Staer?
The song came about from Freya and I hanging out at my house and playing around with a few melodies on my laptop and her guitar. It was super spontaneous and it came together really quickly.
How did you feel when you realised it had notched up 1 million plays on Spotify?
It felt awesome – Freya and I are stoked that so many people like the song.
Do you think this collaboration could be the start of a professional partnership?
I’m not sure what you mean by that, but Freya and I are definitely working on more music together.
Is there an album or EP in the works?
Not at the moment, but I’m looking forward to writing and producing much more music once I have finished school.
You and Freya have been friends since you were 10 years old. Where did you meet and when did you discover your shared passion for music?
We met when she moved to my primary school in year five and became friends. I can’t pinpoint when we discovered our shared passion for music, but I think we both started working on our individual projects around the beginning of high school.
Catch Ninajirachi when she performs at this year’s Listen Out Festival 30th September 2017 Centennial Park, Sydney.