Nat Con­way is loud, free, fear­less and can’t cook – that’s just how we like our pop star / DJs, ac­tu­ally!

DNA Magazine - - CONTENT #227 -

DNA: What’s your new sin­gle, So Loud about? Nat Con­way: It’s about look­ing back on a failed re­la­tion­ship, know­ing that you miss that per­son, but at the same time know­ing it’s over and that you are okay with it.

Tell us about the writ­ing of the song.

I wrote the song dur­ing an APRA Songhubs writ­ing camp. We fly in from all over the world, get sorted into teams for each day, and get to write a song. On this day I was paired up with Jon Hume from Ever­more, who I love and had writ­ten with be­fore (Sum­mer To Stay), and a woman named Mozella from Amer­ica, who I didn’t know much about. I’m glad I didn’t know much about Mo un­til after the ses­sion oth­er­wise I would’ve been su­per ner­vous. She wrote Wreck­ing Ball for Mi­ley Cyrus, and has writ­ten with Bey­once on Le­mon­ade, and Madonna on Rebel Heart. She’s le­git! We cre­ated So Loud.

Did you per­form Every­body’s Free at the Mardi Gras after-party?

I’ve been lucky to have two Mardi Gras theme songs… Every­body’s Free in 2017, and Sum­mer To Stay in 2018. I per­formed Every­body’s Free at the 2017 Party and it was in­cred­i­ble. I have never felt such love from the au­di­ence. It was like a wave came for­ward from the crowd. I can’t wait to do it again.

Last year’s Mardi Gras was big: the 40th an­niver­sary, Cher came, we had mar­riage equal­ity. What are we cel­e­brat­ing in 2019? This year we are cel­e­brat­ing be­ing Fear­less. It’s a great theme: equal parts cel­e­bra­tion and call to ac­tion.

Who are your LGBTIQ he­roes and hero­ines? My dear friend DJ Beth Yen. She’s an in­cred­i­ble DJ and a beau­ti­ful per­son in­side and out. She’s very in­spir­ing to me

Aussie ac­tress and DJ, Ruby Rose has been cast as a les­bian Cat­woman – which su­per­hero would you like to play?

She-Ra, the Princess Of Power. She has a horse that turns into a uni­corn called Swiftwind and when she’s fight­ing evil she wears the hottest pair of gold, knee-high boots.

Speak­ing of which… what makes a great party out­fit?

No carbs a month be­fore the party! Jokes! You’re a singer, song­writer and DJ – what can’t you do?

Cook. I’m ter­ri­ble at it.

Good to hear! When you’re DJ-ing, what are some of the guar­an­teed floor-fillers on your playlist?

Well, if I told you I’d be giv­ing away all my se­cret weapons! One that comes to mind is Su­per­stylin’ by Groove Ar­mada.

Fear­less… it’s a great Mardi Gras theme. It’s equal parts cel­e­bra­tion and call to ac­tion.

Nat per­form­ing Every­body’s Free at Mardi Gras.

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