How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It depends, I can either be just driving in my car and a line or hook just pops into my head, or if I’m really inspired by something I try to think of a creative way to write it out or explain it.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Having something anyone could relate to. Music is such a massive medium for self expression as well as mood boosting. I always try and write about personal feelings/issues and am aware others feel/go through similar things.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
I’m an open book in person and want to be that same through my music. Of course there’s parts I may want to keep private, but music is my form of therapy and I wouldn’t be true to myself if I hid it or didn’t express it.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
“I see I trapped myself, in a cage of my own making” Is one that pop’s into my head straight away. It’s from my song Happy Ever After, and for me its about a battle with myself. It’s that inner voice that can make you feel bad about yourself and its escaping it and basically getting over yourself as you’re worrying about nothing.
What music means for you?
So much! It’s got me through a lot of dark times and being able to write songs as well and have an outlet that I can share with people is amazing.
What inspired “Affirmation”, your latest single?
There wasn’t a specific situation at the time, although I could straight away relate to the struggles of putting effort into a relationship / friendship and not getting anything back. It’s also being secure with yourself, that you shouldn’t change for anyone that isn’t worth the time.
What are your plans for the next months?
I have 2 more gigs in and around London towards the end of this year, and am up to Sheffield towards the end of this month for a few writing sessions! Hopefully being able to release more music and play new parts of the country I haven’t been yet!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your song “Affirmation”: Sassy.
- The best show you ever played: Railway Inn, Winchester.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Make up.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Anything Robbie Williams.
- Your favourite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Down the waterfall, wherever it may take me, I know that life won’t break me” – “Angels” by Robbie Williams.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Communication.