Be_Hear / Now. Series - LASHES

A series celebrating music, arts and place in collaboration with Ballarat artists and performers.

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Creative Ballarat Presents Be_Hear / Now. Series

A series celebrating music, arts and place in collaboration with Ballarat artists and performers.


Duration
5 minutes

Be_Hear/Now. is again celebrating music, arts and place in collaboration with Ballarat artists and performers, now with the additional support of mentorship and career development.

Be_Hear/Now. is original music performed by Ballarat locals featured in unique Ballarat locations.

This episode:

LASHES
Song: Heavenly
Location: Ballarat Royal Tennis Club, Ballarat Central

Yohanna Bright bubbles with vivacious energy, crafting bold electro-pop anthems under the moniker LASHES.

Fusing sweetly sincere vocals with a tenacious and daring approach to production, LASHES is the symbol of two juxtaposing definitions – from delicate eyelashes to the raw and real emotion of lashing out. The artist stumbled upon her love for songwriting at just seven years of age and finding she lacked the patience to learn musical theory, became a self-taught instrumentalist.

“I’m influenced by my own personal experiences and am writing constantly. I find it very therapeutic to sort of purge out my thoughts and feelings onto paper.”

In early 2020, LASHES unveiled her bold debut single ‘Treason’, met with praise from triple j Unearthed music director Dave Ruby Howe as a “sizzling start” and Home & Hosed’s Declan Byrne as an “emphatic pop force”. LASHES returned later that year with ‘The Island’ – a conceptual glimpse into the solitude of a seemingly one-sided relationship, and a signal of an exciting journey for the Ballarat newcomer.

Her next brilliant installment arrived in early 2021 in the form of ‘Luv Is Blind’, a co-write between Northeast Party House’s Mitch Ansell and herself. Now, LASHES returns with perhaps her most refined work yet in ‘Heavenly’, with more to come throughout the year.

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