• May 25, 2018
Ladi6 continues to take the music scene by storm. Photo: Supplied.
New Zealand female music artist, Ladi6 won big at the Pacific Music Awards in Auckland last night.
Taking home best female artist, best album and best producer, it was a win for her and her whole team which is made up of her husband Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne.
Ladi6, who is about to start touring her newest EP ‘Royal Blue 3000’ has faced losing her cousin, supporting her mother recover from a heart attack and recovered from two vocal surgeries in the last two years.
Ahead of her wins last night, Bridie Chetwin-Kelly talked to her about her new EP and what her path to recovery has been like.
“There was moments were I thought I wasn’t going to make a come back to a good nice place but I have. I’m back to the calm and the good, it did take a couple of years though,” she says.
She says she is beyond happy to be back out there and hitting the streets, so to speak.
Based on her last few difficult years, ‘Royal Blue’ was her emotional outlet and she says she would have gone insane without it.
“All my music is cathartic and I don’t think I knew that when I was younger and I thought I was just being creative and artistic, I thought, if you say it’s personal music all the time it’s being whack. No one wants that,” she says.
The artist says, now she considers herself “grown up” she wants to focus on being sincere in her music and doesn’t care that people are aware of her sincerity.
Other big winners on the night included Noah Slee who took home best male artist and best urban artist.
Berlin based Slee is also currently touring New Zealand with a show tonight in Auckland.
Ladi6’s latest video for ‘Outta Time’