Bendigo's best creatives: Five minutes with Yer Gurl

Rule-breaking pop princess Fae Scott grew up in Bendigo before taking off on her music industry journey. She takes 5minutes to introduce herself @ Emporium

Fae Scott is definitely making plenty of friends and influencing people with her totally laid back, chilled out pop princess vibes. This 20-year old has been making waves on the Australian music scene, rising from humble beginnings in her bedroom at Mum’s in Bendigo to the stages of Melbourne and even a feature on Triple J.

Fae is kicking butt in the big wide world of music and having an absolute blast while she does it. It’s super exciting to see the breadth of talent coming out of our local community!

Describe yourself in 10 words or less:

I’m a rule-breaking pop princess.

Rule-Breaking Pop Princess

Who are your creative influences?

Charli XCX, Kota Banks, Shygirl, M.I.A… Just to name a few! But I’m more often inspired by individual songs than particular artists or genres.

What does a typical work day look like?

Covid really ruined my routine and work flow, but I’d really just spend all day writing stuff. Of course, most of the time only 1 or 2 things would turn out well.

What is the thing you like most about your job?

Influencing people’s emotions, seeing people connect to my stories and facilitating a good time for an audience at live shows!

'A Strong Vision for your art is Important' says YerGurl

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Anything along the lines of “there’s no rush” or “nobody rushes in this industry” because I definitely have a tendency to put pressure on myself and rush the creative process… which happens to be one of the only processes you should never rush!

What are you most proud of accomplishing in your career?

Playing at Groovin' The Moo was one of my career highlights so far for sure. It was the first festival I ever went to as a teen so being able to see things from the point of view of the stage was insane and such a memorable moment.

Performing at Groovin' The Moo was a career highlight for YerGurl

What are you working on at the moment?

Trying to get back in touch with writing things that genuinely excite and inspire me as well as starting to plan for potential singles. I’m going through a big period of change and uncertainty in my career at the moment so I’m busy exploring options and deciding what’s right for me.

What advice would you give to a young person who is interested in a career in the creative industries?

The first step is having a strong vision. Prioritise and solidifying your vision before you even think about sharing your art or whatever you create. Know what kind of impact you want to make and how you want to be perceived.

What’s your superpower?

In my opinion, lyrics! I think my lyrics have always been unique, funny and relatable. This also translates to being able to tell a compelling story in my songs.

On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…

Driving to Mum’s house for “family day” with my grandparents! So don’t go looking for me… I won’t look cute.

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