Allowing yourself to pen lyrics that are brutally candid to your life is a reality for the most open of songwriters, and it’s a world Taleena Peck has willingly thrown herself into. This Brisbane-based indie pop artist has grasped the art of granting gravity to life’s happenings through her ethereal style and tendency to write songs that are painfully honest, raw and cathartic
Influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Shania Twain and Missy Higgins, Taleena has spent her entire life inspired by the great storytellers. Her goal now? To become one herself. “I’ve only ever wanted to write songs and I’m just fortunate that I am now able to sing my own stories.” For Taleena, music has always been just another language, and as her understanding of syntax developed, so too did her lyrics. “I remember asking my parents to teach me how to spell before I reached pre-school so that I could write my songs down. I really don’t know a life without song-writing.”
So far in her career, Taleena has played on the same line up as The Black Sorrows, the Hoodoo Gurus, and Adam Brand. Upon its release in February 2018, her debut single, ‘Shouldn’t Be Here’, charted on the iTunes’ Singer Songwriter chart and reached #5 on the overall charts on Triple J Unearthed. Having released a country pop single, ‘Crazy Goodbye’, in July to pay tribute to her roots, Taleena is currently gearing up to release a follow up indie pop single to see out 2018.
Now found playing with an accompanying guitarist, this songstress’ sound has evolved from that of a small town, guitar-slinging singer songwriter, to a confident and sultry indie infused performer, tackling the music world one song after another. Taleena's reputation for writing authentic and unapologetic songs makes for a captivating performance, every time.