First aired on Local Fidelity on 12 November 2017 at 7:00 pm
Segment starts at 07:50:00
Tia co-wrote the track with Little May's Hannah Field and Liz Drummond. With Little May being one of Tia's favourite bands it was a bit of surreal experience for the young Central QLD based songstress - "I have been a huge Little May fan for years, I got to see them perform at Splendour in the Grass back when I was just 14, and it was a surreal moment for me to get to chat with them about life, similar experiences and put it into a song together."Tia digs into the details of the writing session - "We started chatting away just having a casual conversation about music and our life and we got onto the topic of how I had been experiencing a lot of tall poppy syndrome back at home. I had always struggled with making good friends and staying in friendship groups all throughout high school, I always felt a bit like I was an outsider, I wasn't bullied or anything, I just always felt people didn’t understand what I was doing with music and how serious I was about it.""Hunger" is a very personal track for Tia. The lyrics reflect the process of her early success in music and how that impacted her friendship circles at school as she continues - "In the last 2 years of high school though I felt it got a bit worse, I felt I couldn’t really talk about anything I was doing with music because I felt like those who were meant to be close friends didn’t seem to care or didn’t want to support it and for me, if one of my best friends was doing something super cool and doing well, I’d be all for it, I’d be in the front row watching them play every time they had a show. I vividly remember the first time I was played on triple j, Dave Ruby-Howe introduced State of Art on the morning show with Matt and Alex in 2016 and came to school so so excited and none of my close friends said anything, which really sucked and I was pretty upset about it for a while, but it made me so much more aware of who I should surround myself with! The more attention my music got, the less interested my friends were with actually being friends with me.""I called the song Hunger because I think that sometimes when you have good things happening some people around you can become hungry for what you have and what you’re doing and that hunger can unfortunately turn into bitterness or jealousy and it ruins relationships!" - Tia Gostelow.