Interview with Austeya


Austeya is a London based singer, songwriter and a producer of indie, pop, melo electronica music. She
has been writing and singing since very young age and describes her music as her true escape from
reality. Her smooth and silky vocals have a unique and fresh sound which adds something new to
current London music scene. Usteya is an artist actively working with other singers, producers and musicians, – “I am all about collaboration and adding my share to something that has potential.”

Recently she has been featured on “Too Late Now”, a collaboration with Houston based rap artist D Pick
and “Glory” which was a joint song with another urban poet from Houston, Brian Cedric. video of
“Glory” is coming out soon this month, it was shot in Plano, Texas earlier this year.

Her latest release was a track “Whatcha Gonna Get” with an electronica artist and producer Rooffy. It is
now available to stream on Soundcloud and the pair is planning other more projects together.
fter being signed to WE TNU Records usteya’s EP “Teach Me” was re-released and is now available to
purchase. She is currently working on her new single “If I could” which is something that is completely
new in electronica scene and it will be out summer 2015.

Artist also has a strong presence in London scene and is gigging at various across London venues with
her live 3 piece band – “I love playing and singing live, the energy is magical and it is amazing to be able
to share that moment with our fans”.

What is your name?  Austeya

Where are you from?   Originally from Lithuania, but been living in London for about 8 years

How long have you been making music?   Using my phone and various ipad apps then taking it down to studio to mix it. I also write and play with live band.

How many songs /albums have you released to date?   I have released and EP “Teach Me” (4 tracks) and about 5 other singles including collaborations with other artists. 

Can you tell us about your upcoming release and the background and inspirations behind it?   My latest single is due to come out soon, we are preparing for it by making a video as well. It is called “If I could” and I have been inspired by the whole music making process and the hurdles in making it as an artist. There are times when you get very lonely in this journey and there are times when everything seems to stand still whilst you are trying to achieve your dreams. But no matter how hard it would be my current relationship has been very important part of it all. To me, no matter how far I would go, that person who supports me will be the real star of the show.

How have you ended up in the music industry?   I have always been making music and after getting some attention from people I just wanted to keep doing it. I found lots of great producers and artists to work with and I never wanted to stop. I recently got a small deal with WEATNU Records, which is a fantastic network of underground electronica artists which I am proud to be part of.

What do you think of the music industry in 2015?   I think with the power of internet and social media it has been a very open market for anyone to put their music on it. It is great as it empowers the small guys to be heard. I also think that it devalued the music itself a lot, I think having so much free music available to stream creates a norm that music should be free.

Who do you think the most influential artist?   Stevie Nicks

Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?   Several artists from Houston, Texas – D Pick and Brian Cedric also with Roofy, electronica artist from US. I also collaborate with a band called “One from my mind” from Lithuania regularly.

Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?   Flight facilities

What was the first album you bought?   It was Gorillaz first album.

What’s your favorite song at the moment? Blur, Tender. I saw them live few weeks ago and I fell in love with the song all over again.

Who is the most influential artist now, and 10 years ago? I think Taylor Swift has a huge influence on her fans and the whole music industry today. Cannot remember who was very influential 10 years ago but going few years back it would be Lady Gaga.

If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?   I would be Born to Die by Lana Del Rey.

How do you think you differ from other artists?   I have a unique tone of voice and I don’t follow singing style trends, which helps me to have my own vocal identity. I also write and produce my songs.

What is your favorite saying?   Everything is happening how it has to

What other hobbies or interests do you have?   Painting, I haven’t done that for a while!

Do you have any tattoos or piercings?  I got 2 lips piercings and a tongue piercing!

Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?   It will have to be my second EP, I am in the process of writing a lot..

What’s in the pipeline after this project?   Just lots of gigging really

Thank you for your time and may you carry on making dope, fresh music.

Thanks and I wanted to say huge thank you to everyone who streams and shares my music!