CANDICE CHANGES HER TUNE
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.