Wallace for Black Magazine
Styled + Interviewed by Chris Lorimer
Shot by Scott Lowe
Hair + Makeup by Chisato Chris Arai
Future soul singer and songwriter Wallace Gollan resonated with music at a young age. With a background in traditional jazz, a father whose heavy penchant for blues influenced Wallace’s own musical inflection, and a natural pull towards hip hop and soul, Wallace’s music is an exciting mosaic combination of all of the above. She possesses a type of sound others have labeled in the vein of Erykah Badu, Little Dragon or Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan.
What sets her apart is her truly unique voice and immense charisma. Wallace applies her multi-award winning jazz trained licks and intonation to create a rich layer of distinct harmonies causing heads to turn. Wallace is the type of artist that forces everyone in ear and eye shot to stop an pay attention.
Having only released 5 singles, Wallace is fast establishing herself as an artist to watch. Some of her most notable achievements to date include the numerous awards she won in her early years in New Zealand; a swag of glowing reviews from international taste makers and publications; high profile international supports such as Slum Village; winning the JJJ unearthed Listen Out slot for Sydney; high profile playlist adds on spotify and collaborations with acclaimed international acts such as Kraak and Smaak and outstanding Australian peers such as Sampa the Great.
With a couple of deals recently falling into place, WALLACE is most definitely an artist to keep a close eye on in the coming 12 months.