An Interview with Australian Singer-Songwriter, FATAI!
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Fatai is an Australian singer-songwriter. She began singing professionally with her family at the age of seven. In fact, her father was the choir conductor in church and it’s there her love of music began.
In 2009, she began a solo career, singing to audiences at various festivals and community events. In 2012, Fatai was a semi-finalist on the very first season of The Voice Australia.
Learn more about this talented songstress in the following interview:
How long have you been singing?
I vividly remember dad forcing me up on stage at church when i was about 4 years old not knowing if i could sing or not but hoping for the best.
Did you grow up with music in your family?
Indeed! My family has been singing long before i was born so right from the get go i knew nothing but the love for family, God and music!
Do you remember the exact moment that you wanted to be a performer?
The moment I opened my mouth and recognized the gift i had was not to selfishly keep for myself but to share with the world.
Can you elaborate on your quote on your Facebook page – “My Dream is to one day bring Hope and Change to the world through the supernatural power of music”. What do you mean by “supernatural power of music”?
Beyond the instantaneous exterior of music, sound, production, chords, progression, compositions, lyrics, image, hits, radio plays and all the physical aspects of music that we can see with our eyes…its the after math and eternal impact that’s “unseen” that can change the interior of someones life forever and i look at music as a gift that can bring about manifestation of love, healing, joy, comfort, peace, hope into lives where there is none. its up to the artist whether to use the gift that they host for either good or bad and i choose to use the gift that God gave me to bring hope and change to the world, God in me!
You’ve posted several covers on YouTube. What’s a favorite and why?
“Do You Wanna Build A Snowman”? coz Olaf is the best thing on the planet, which I will be naming my next puppy…olaf 🙂
When do you hope to release an album?
I’ve been writing and creating for about 2 years now and only now Gods giving me the thumbs up so hopefully in the new year!
Who are some musicians that currently inspire you and your music?
King David the psalmist is epitome of some i strive to be like and also write like too. but someone who’s alive now, i love Lauryn Hill the same way I love King David. and Matt Corby is my future husband but he doesn’t know it yet 😉
When you aren’t working on new material, what do you two like to do for fun?
I eat heaps of dumplings, play with my puppy, watch crime shows on tv and help people in need
What do you hope people take away from your music?
Radical love that you can’t possibly find on this earth!