We’ll occasionally be hosting interviews between two industry figures to gain insight into their creative processes. This instalment sees Sydney singer-songwriter Phebe Starr interview New Zealand-born, Grammy-winning artist Kimbra.

The pair spoke candidly about the importance of self-confidence, growing up in small towns, the experience of being women in music, and more.

Read the full transcript of the interview below:

Kimbra: I was checking out your music on Spotify yesterday, it sounds really great. I want to say how much I enjoyed it.

Phebe: Thank you! I’m a big fan of yours I am so excited to chat with you. What are you working on at the moment and how is it going?

Kimbra: I’ve just finished the third album. Well, it’s in final mixing at the moment. I’ve been thinking with this new record about how I want to play it live and communicate it visually.

Phebe: For me when I am working on a project I always visualise something in real life, textures, colours or a situation and that’s how it starts the creative process. I ask myself ‘how do I want them to feel when they are listening.’ What’s it like for you?