Flow with Sahara Beck

October 25, 7:30am - 9:00am AEST. Hosted at The Tivoli

part of a series on Flow


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SPEAKER

Roll out the red carpet… Brissie bombshell Sahara Beck is set to reign supreme with her glorious new EP, Queen Of Hearts. Lovingly crafted by ARIA Award-nominated producer Tony Buchen (Mansionair, Courtney Barnett, Montaigne), it’s fearless, flamboyant and brimming with seductive art pop, with Sahara’s sensuous voice shining front and centre. Two years in the making, it stars her previous singles ‘Here We Go Again’, ‘I Haven’t Done a Thing Today’ and ‘Don’t Overthink It’, which has already won over fans, radio stations and streaming services around the country.

Hot on their heels comes two new stunners, ‘Queen Of Hearts’ and ‘21st Century’. All suave synth and heady hooks, the title track sees Sahara spinning heartbreak into hope as she wrestles with love lost and finding herself.

It’s a testament to Sahara’s songwriting and vision, and her creative alchemy with studio maestro Tony Buchen. She first worked with the Sydney-raised, Los-Angeles-based producer on ‘‘Here We Go Again’ and was so excited by the results, she couldn’t wait to to return. Armed with a rich assortment of influences (think Santigold, Harry Styles and St Vincent), she hit up his Kingsized Soundlabs studio in March & December 2018 to make beautiful music together.

The queen of hearts has arrived and she’s laying all her cards on the table. Ante up, it’s time to play.

THEME

It’s no secret that our modern-day world is full of distractions: Glowing screens. Notifications. 24-hour news cycles. At times, it can feel exhausting to try and get things done with all the bells and whistles competing for your attention.

In his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, psychologist and researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi theorizes that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow. Flow is the experience of completely immersing yourself in a singular pursuit and effectively applying your skills to it.

When you’re in flow, your awareness of time momentarily dissolves. You’re in a temporary, but energizing state that helps you make progress with the task in front of you. So, how can you rise above the noise and get into flow?

First, quiet your mind and take a deep breath. Then, pick one task (yes, just one) and set clear goals for it. Move or put away any distractions around you. Lastly, take your first action. Whether it’s writing your first sentence, drawing your first stroke, or playing your first note — dive in.

Activate your flow and let it carry you where you need to go.

Our Mexico City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Flow and David Espinosa a.k.a. El Dee illustrated the theme.

COFFEE AND BREKKY

You’re treated to your morning cuppa joe with The Monday, which exists to explore and connect the Australian specialty coffee community with appreciators and friends. Alex and Tyler are sure to serve it with a smile, make sure you introduce yourself!

www.themonday.com.au

We’re welcoming one of our faves, Naïm restaurant in Paddington back as our breakfast sponsor again. Their head chef, Vince Estacio, is planning our brekky bites as we speak.

www.naimrestaurant.com.au