Claudia Tripp is an artist from Perth in Western Australia who was a Grand Finalist in this year’s Toyota Star Maker competition. She released the single ‘I Only Miss You When I’m Drunk’ late last year and now has a new single, ‘I’m Never Drinking Again’.

Says Tripp of the song, which she wrote with Rachael Fahim and MSquared: ‘”I’m Never Drinking Again” was a song title idea I held with me for a long time, loving that it’s been said by almost everyone. When I brought the song to Rachael and MSquared, this song gained a whole new life. True, raw heartbreak can manifest itself into the things you love and hurt you all over again. I’ve been there; I’ve tasted a drink, heard a song, had something I used to love hit me like a ton of bricks in the wake of a heartbreak.

‘I hope anyone who relates to this song is comforted by this; in the same we say this phrase hungover on a Monday morning, and then find ourselves having a beverage the following weekend, one day you’ll be able to love and enjoy those painful things without that person, no matter how much you think “I’m Never Drinking Again”.’

Tripp and I caught up recently to talk about the song, her Star Maker experiences, and her plans for the future. You can watch our chat on YouTube or on the podcast. | Listen to Claudia Tripp on Apple Music