From sleeping in the sound room of her father's instrument shop as a baby, music has never been far from the mind of Medhanit Barratt.
Surrounded by instruments and musicians, the Tasmanian artist began writing her own songs in primary school, learning piano and guitar along the way before playing paid gigs in high school.
It was the arrival of Mona Foma in Launceston in 2018 that had her sold on a career in music.
"That was an insane experience," Barratt said.
"Brian Ritchie offered me a 15 minute slot on the main stage and I was talking to my dad about it afterwards and I said it was such an exciting thing to do, that Brian extended that offer to me."
"I think my dad said there was probably a reason why he asked you to do that."
After playing her acoustic-driven songs at Festivale, and the Junction Arts Festival, Barratt was looking for a new direction with her music and a chance encounter with Sumner's Jack McLaine was the catalyst for the direction debut single, Her, takes.
"I shot Jack a message with the demo of Her, with the full intention I wanted it to be produced," Barratt said.
"I remember from the very first session being mind-blown at the way his production worked and the dimension it gave to my regular acoustic sound."
As well as producing Barratt's debut single, McLaine has been busy with vocalist Chloe Wilson and their project Sumner.
A year on from the release of Put It Out, the duo has released a self-confessed song of heartbreak and self reflection titled Blame Myself.
"We've been pushing ourselves to to a higher energy, more upbeat kinda sound," said multi instrumentalist Jack McLaine.
The newfound energy the band has embraced comes about partially from a series of songwriting sessions in Sydney with Pnau's Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes.
The duo set about building up and refining a collection of tracks that are ready for release over the next 12 months.
"We've probably got about 50 finished songs, we've been working really hard on our skills so we can get ready to pump them out," vocalist Chloe Wilson said.
Alongside the energy that has been brought to the front in their new recordings, the band is looking forward to hitting the stage again to feed off the buzz that comes with live performance.
"Every gig we go in with the attitude of 'lets bring the most energy we possibly can and put everything into this live set,'" said McLaine.
Looking to 2020, the band is looking to take their songs around the country, although the details of an impending tour is still under wraps.