LD Systems Live Sessions: Elle Murphy performs at Signal House Studios

In this tenth LD Systems Live Sessions, powered by Headliner, Australian-born and London-based pop artist Elle Murphy performs original song Rose Tinted live at Signal House Studios. Elle performs through an LD Systems MAUI G3 rig and MON 15 A G3 Stage Monitors, and caught up with Headliner after the performance…

What have you been up to recently?

These last few months I’ve been busy working in the studio on my new EP. It’s still pop, but we’ve gone a little bit more R&B with it. So mainly just working on new music, not as much performing - so I’m dusting off the cobwebs a bit for this interview!

Can you give us some backstory to your original song, Rose Tinted?

I’m from Melbourne in Australia and instead of doing a massive 30 hour flight to London, I did two weeks in L.A. just to get a feel for it and see what it’s like. I didn’t expect to fall for someone in those two weeks, and so the song is just about a holiday fling / summer romance but having way stronger feelings than just a fling, so being confused with that, and trying to figure out what happens next.

What’s it like being an independent artist in today’s industry?

I’ve had a little bit of time with a label and most of my time independent. It’s a grind, and can be a bit of a battle and uphill slog, but I feel like those little wins are so much bigger and feel so much more exciting because you know that you’re the one who’s got there. You’re in control of completely everything as well, which is extremely exhausting – having to wear a hundred different hats – but so important because if you do get a major deal that works for you, then you know exactly what work needs to be done to make it successful and to know what’s going on behind the scenes.

How did you find performing through the LD Systems rig?

I found it really easy to use the LD Systems rig. I didn’t use headphones but could hear the quality of the speakers. It’s amazing and everything was super smooth and easy as far as the setup and my performance went. I really enjoyed performing through the system and I would recommend it to other artists who are performing and figuring out which equipment is good for them. I definitely had a great time!