Aurelia may be well known for her stunning indie-pop leanings on critically acclaimed debut single ‘Are We Losing’ and new single ‘Chest’, but she better known for her songwriting chops.

Over the last few years the Brisbane artist has scored numerous US Billboard top 10 releases, cracked the triple j Hottest 100, received multiple American Blues Music Awards nominations and a nod from the Grammy board – but it wasn’t all firing collaborations and accolades.

As Aurelia tells TIO, during one trip to LA she learned exactly how she doesn’t like to collaborate

She had ventured to LA for a few songwriting sessions and to hunt out production possibilities for her solo project, when a friend of her former manager’s connected her with David Guetta’s team.

“I got called in for a session on some David Guetta tracks,” she says. “I showed up, got taken to a room, introduced to the engineer and they said, ‘see you in eight hours’.”

Guetta’s team had prepared 50 or 60 instrumentals on a drive and told Aurelia to flick through them and pick out what she wanted to work on.

“They literally meant ‘write something, record it and we will come back and get whatever you did – and most likely cut it together with six or seven or eight other ideas of random people you don’t know’.”