Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

I was born Genevieve Lucia Christou in Brisbane, Australia; and briefly lived in my dad’s village in Cyprus when I was young.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I go by G Elenil which is a combination of my Cypriot and Australian names. I don’t have a formal musical education but have attempted to write music since I was a bub.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’m a songwriter, producer and visual artist and I own a street wear label called Plane Street. My latest single/video “Something” is sort of pop/rap with some soul influences. The idea was just to focus on the visuals, be myself and make something that people could just enjoy. It’s the first single of my debut EP “Kin”, which is coming out next year!

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I’m still early days, but I guess as a musician I want to make music that makes people feel powerful, recognize that they can make changes every day. I’ve faced the same business ups and downs as any artist so I’m just trying to maintain my focus on what really matters.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Behind the music it’s mostly just myself and my co-collaborator tomtom, my videos are usually done with Que Film Collective. This video was a pretty big collaboration between us, we made the track and left it, then we came back to it, left it again, then we finally finished it after we created an alternate beat for the intro and final hook. At that stage it finally had that extra something that would set it apart from similar songs. Overall it took around 2-3 months on and off to get the song where it is.

The video came together really quickly, a one day shoot of just having fun in the neighborhood I grew up in. Then an editing session where we added the slides and animations that I had made to what was already a mostly finished video.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been around for maybe two years. I don’t have one main goal; I just want to keep growing bigger and better.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I don’t get inspired by specific things. I just make music whenever I can so it just depends on the day.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Ask me when I do.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Your time has more value when you focus; you’re important and, be nice.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

I don’t love giving advice because I don’t think I’m at a place where mine is super valuable, but I guess I would say to make a plan and stick to it.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My most recent highlights would be being a guest performer at Bigsound and Listen Out festivals; and my first interstate performance at Girls to the Front in Melbourne.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

I have had play on a bunch of community stations around Australia (especially the wonderful 4ZZZ who always support me) as well as on Triple j, and a lot of Australian blogs have featured my music before. My message is hello and thank you.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I’m not always working on the studio, sometimes I’ll just try to produce something if I have a spare minute. It’s different every time, I’m not too fussy.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Off the top of my head..

Beyoncé

The Internet

Childish Gambino

Kanye

Tyler the Creator

… but then there’s SZA, Travis Scott, Kali Uchis, Frank Ocean, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.

I forgot some for sure.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’ve worked with tomtom, Jesswar, Miss Blanks, I AM D, Swilo, APEman, Jaycee, Aywin, Kaylah Truth, and maybe more that I can’t think of. I’m willing to work with anyone who is putting enough energy in to their work.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ GElenil/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ gelenil/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GElenil

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

You can find everything here:

https://fanlink.to/xgV

https://www.planestreet.com/

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

If I did you wouldn’t have to listen to my music.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d probably ask my accountant about it.


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