Lesbian singer/songwriter Kristy Apps is currently touring nationally to promote her new album, Pour Me Out.
Appearing at the Sandringham Hotel on Wednesday, September 2, the Brisbane-born performer hopes to impress the GLBT community with her ‘very visual’ songs.
“[With lyrics] I like to unravel a moving picture or a scene,” Apps told Sydney Star Observer.
“My music is very much an extension of me — it’s personal, passionate and hopefully relatable for other people. I like music I connect with and makes me feel something, so I think that’s why I approach music the way I do.”
Produced by Anthony Lycenko (known for his work with Pete Murray), Pour Me Out is a soft blend of rock, folk and country.
“When I think about how my music feels to me, I’d use words like ‘raw’, ‘reckless’ and ‘a bit outside the lines’, if you know what I mean,” Apps said.
“I also wanted to capture the excitement I feel when I’m performing live. Anthony has such a great ear and a real sense of the essence of my music, so that process was really successful.”
Open about her sexuality, Apps said being a lesbian has definitely influenced the album. There are a few songs about being different and being strong enough to be yourself.
“It’s a part of who I am, it’s part of my story and my experience,” she said.
“I have felt discrimination, I have felt being different growing up, I had to think about where I fit into the scheme of things. It wasn’t just the same route as all my friends at school.
“I have faced coming out and those experiences and feelings have shaped me, which is reflected in my music.”
info: Catch Kristy Apps at the Sandringham Hotel, Newtown on Wednesday, September 2.
Entry is $5, doors open at 8pm. For more information visit
www.myspace.com/kristyapps.

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