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Life has be­come “vastly dif­fer­ent” for Candice Skjon­ne­mand since she ap­peared on The Voice last year.

The Gold Coast songstress, who won hearts with her soar­ing vo­cals as part of Team Kylie, says she is en­joy­ing be­ing busy.

“It’s been very fast-paced,’’ she says.

Candice has also had to take the good with the bad. The singer lost her fa­ther Paul to can­cer in Oc­to­ber and as a re­sult has stayed close to her fam­ily.

“With the emo­tion it’s brought both bit­ter and sweet, a mes­sage I was left with is ‘trust in who you are, never care for what they say, noth­ing else mat­ters’,” she says.

“This has brought a truer sense of ac­cept­ing who I am, and there lies the shift in mu­si­cal sound.”

Cur­rently work­ing on a new al­bum to fol­low up the EP she re­leased last year, Candice says her mu­sic has taken a slight shift in song­writ­ing.

“The en­ergy of this new al­bum is slightly big­ger in the way of vo­cals and tempo,” she says.

Head­lin­ing the Sun­day Sounds event at Sanc­tu­ary Cove this week­end, Candice will take to the stage along­side dy­namic trio The Lion’s Den and light clas­si­cal knock­outs Popera.

Candice says fans can ex­pect a fun-filled set on Sun­day.

“I’ll be lay­ing out some warm, soul­ful vibes on the day with a mix­ture of gen­res, both cov­ers and orig­i­nals,” she says.

“I’ll be per­form­ing one of the tracks from my up­com­ing al­bum, maybe more.”

Candice says she has some ex­cit­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties on the hori­zon.

“I’ll be do­ing my first cruise ship shows in Au­gust and hope­fully I will be able to be a part of the Mayor’s Carols this year once again,” she says.

“Once the al­bum is per­fect, I will do a short tour of Aus­tralia and over­seas lead­ing up to its re­lease.”

Gold Coast singer Candice Skjon­ne­mand.

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