The Great White Lark is Melina K on vocals, Marc and Jon on guitars, William on bass, and Damien on drums.
How did you guys get together?
We met online through a music forum and Youtube; and later decided to meet up for a friendly jam session. We very quickly realised we enjoyed making music together and the company, so things carried on from then.
What inspires you to create the songs that you do?
Many things inspire us when we write our songs. But, they mostly revolve around the things and people we care about.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
We like our music to be mood-inducing. So if listeners feel anything at all, good or bad, happy or sad; it works for us.
Why do you think fellow Singaporeans can relate to your music?
A lot of Singaporeans are now really supportive of homegrown talent. We’re proud of being a Singapore-based band; and we don’t try to sound like anything else. Hopefully, that sense of ownership and pride comes through and our fellow countrymen see that.
You've been on a journey with anaki. How have the last 6 months made you feel?
Anaki brings homegrown pride to the next level. The support we (and local bands under this banner) get is immense. It really does feel like local talent is fostered and appreciated with these guys.
What are your hopes for Singapore circa 2050?
To keep on keeping on. We love how the art scene is exploding and how Singaporeans are more open-minded now. We hope in 35 years time, there wouldn’t even be a need for a distinction between local and non-local talents.