Last year singer-songwriter Peach caught attention with her cheeky single, “Blondes.”
In her newest single “Colourblind,” Peach transports fans into a colorful 80s pop dream.
Peach chatted with ECHO about the single, how she first became interested in music, TikTok, and what fans can look forward to next from the Australian artist.
Where did the inspiration for your new single, “Colourblind” come from?
The inspiration for “Colourblind” came from my synesthesia (a sort of sensory condition that crosses two different senses) and mine happens to be with colours and music; so I wanted to write a song that involved the colours I saw when singing it.
What did the writing and production process look like for the single?
The writing process for me was actually just me in my kitchen humming along to an instrumental while cooking sausage rolls haha – and then I spent a few hours adding in the words with the colours and took it to America for Jeris to work on.
What was your reaction when Jeris surprised you by completing production on “Colourblind”?
When I found out that Jeris had finished the production, I called him to thank him. I couldn’t stop smiling. I was so excited and I was surprised that he would still do that for me despite us being broken up, but I am very thankful for everything he’s done for my music.
What has it like to see the positive response to “Colourblind”?
It’s been honestly surreal seeing the response I’ve gotten to this new song and I still can’t really wrap my head around the fact that there’s people out there who are listening to my voice and the words I’ve written and actually enjoying it. It means the world to me and it’s all I’ve ever wanted.
If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to “Colourblind,” what do you imagine it looking like?
I think any environment is the perfect place to listen to the song. I jump around in my bedroom to it.
Why did you choose to use Mel’s Drive-In in the artwork for “Colourblind”?
I honestly just chose it because the song has an 80’s vibe to it and that image worked well with the song haha – I had no idea it was a real place.
What has it been like to see your audience grow; especially on TikTok?
Seeing my audience grow has been crazy to me. When I first released “Blondes,” I wasn’t on TikTok and I didn’t use instagram much and only had my facebook friends and family to promo it to. Now, since being on TikTok, “Blondes” is at like 180k streams; which is insane to me. Now more people have found my music and not only that but they actually just like me for me and it’s been the most fulfilling feeling to have so many people who follow me that just wanna listen to me joke around and overshare. I’m so thankful to have that.
How did you first become interested in music?
I’ve been interested in music for as long as I could talk, really. I’ve always sang and wrote songs and even have songs written from when I was like 8 years old.
Where does the name Peach come from ?
The name Peach was my stage name when I was a dancer because I was blonde and always wore pink (like Peach from Mario Brothers) and I wanted to share my music at work without giving away my real name; so I put everything under Peach. Over the years, it’s just become my nickname and more people met me as Peach than they did as Shaylee; so I just stuck with it and I actually prefer it now.
When writing, what comes first for you? Melody or lyrics?
For me, when writing, lyrics are definitely my strong suit. I usually start with an idea in my head of what story I want to tell and then I just start rhyming the words to a melody; so it’s a bit of both.
What can fans look forward to next?
I’ve just written a brand new song that’s probably gonna ruffle some feathers, but Im going for it anyway and I think it’s gonna be an absolute anthem.
What is one quote that you’ve heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?
A quote that I live by is “you can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf” and to me that means bad things are always gonna happen and you can either let them consume you and drown or learn to overcome it and surf.