Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Jorja Smith, Jhene Aiko, Janelle Monae


band members

Thavy Ear Singer, Songwriter


Influences

Aaliyah, Dusty Springfield, Portishead


Unearthed artists we like

Kaiit, Sampa The Great, Tones And I


Website

Bio

Hi Unearthed,

My name is Thavy Ear. I want to show you my new song ‘Diamond in the Rough’, with Jeswon of the renowned group Thundamentals and DJ Murda One from pioneering group Def Wish Cast. ‘Diamond in the Rough’ is inspired by ‘Glory Box’ Portishead, ‘Spooky’ Dusty Springfield and ‘Back and Forth’ by Aaliyah as my tribute to her.

Growing up in a migrant family from Cambodia I lived in Dandenong in Melbourne and I was doing it tough. Losing my mother at 9, I started writing songs as an outlet and taught myself how to sing.

We were very poor so I was forced to work full-time at a sewing factory to help support the family and did not get to go to school often. Everyday in the factory it was tedious and very long hours, I had to find a way to cope. I would lose myself in music, writing and creating tunes in my head.

I wrote about the adversity I was facing, sleeping on the streets and dealing with ongoing family drug related problems. It was music that always kept me on the right track and my scholarship to RMIT University to study a music degree gave me the break I needed to escape.

Ever since my mother used to sing to me, it triggered something inside that I have never been able to switch off. - Thavy Ear.

Review

Diamond In The Rough featur...

Thavy Ear

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

Yeah I can definitely hear the trip hop influence working on this track! Cool that Thavy Ear got some helping hands from some big names too.

Yeah I can definitely hear the trip hop influence working on this track! Cool that Thavy Ear got some helping hands from some big names too.