Bester’s prodigious talent was first picked up on six years ago when she sent an acoustic demo off to Swedish publishing and production powerhouse The Kennel. The hitmakers were intrigued and invited this unknown teenager from the New South Wales Central Coast to Stockholm, twice, for month-long stints in the studio.
“The Swedes are pop machines, it’s impressive,” Bester says. “My style isn’t straight-up pop, but I learned how to structure a pop song, and to think about what I want to say and how to say it in a way that hasn’t been said before. They put a lot of faith in me. I grew in confidence.”