After graduating as a finalist from Triple J’s Unearthed High and being named the first winner of Unearthed High’s Indigenous Initiative in 2016, Tia Gostelow has gone on to do bigger things in 2017. Blitz contributor Kenneth Liong had the chance to talk to her about latest music video, her friendship with this year’s ‘The Voice’ winner, and travel plans for the end of the year.
I wanted to ask you about your music video for your latest single, That’s What You Get. When you wrote this song, surely you didn’t have a puppet love-fest in mind, did you?
No. No! We got sent in some different concepts from a few different directors and this one really stuck out, like no one else is doing it so I thought why not? It was difficult [having to ‘flirt’ with a puppet], I’m not gonna lie. I’m a horrible actress anyway, I could never do acting. But I guess you just have to do it; you have to get into the mindset that ‘if you don’t do it whole-heartedly, you’re gonna look like an idiot’ so you may as well get into it.