What inspired the verses of “every time you’re here”,your new song to be released this week?
The first half of the chorus was actually created while I was in gym class. I was in a good mood and this melody came to me, so I let my classmates help me with the chorus. I recorded it with my cellphone and when I got home I tried to write the whole song.
At first it didn’t have any rap part, but since I’ve rapped a lot at X Factor I figured that since it’s my second single, I should represent myself to the public on a similar note.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It depends. I usually write when I get inspired, and it’s either thanks to a movie, an insight after reflecting on various things in life or a personal experience.
But I also like to challenge myself into writing lyrics, with stories or situations I’ve never experienced. It helps me grow as a person and learn more about writing.
What the last song you wrote was about?
The latest song I’ve written was actually written this morning, and it’s about regrets. I’m trying to write a story where a person regrets saying things she’d bottled up for so long, because it only hurt the person she loved.
Is passion for music something that runs in your family or you are the first one?
It does run in the family.
No one is tone-deaf! I’m the first lucky family member to actually start a career out of it, but I think my cousins will also get in the industry in a few years.
What are you planning for 2018?
I don’t really know about plans but I do wish to go around different places to sing, meet people, and of course make music.
These 18 years of my life have been great, but I’ve lived it by doing what I thought other people wanted me to do. So from my 19th year and on, I’d like to make my own decisions and just do what I enjoy and love.
Can you tell us about the lyrics of “Worth It”?
Many people thought that the meaning of the lyrics was “Will I become successful after all these sacrifices?” but what I really meant was “Will I become happy after all the sacrifices I made to make it this far?”.
It’s about not knowing whether you’ll actually be happy in the end. And what if, after making it you realize that you don’t actually like this kind of life. “Are all my sacrifices worth it? Will I be happy?”.
What is the best lyric ever written for a song?
“People change, even Satan used to be an Angel” by NF in Remember This. That phrase hit me hard that I wished to be the one to have come up with it.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
Of course! I’ve written a lot of songs.
Some were just to challenge myself, some I’m ready for the world to hear and some I’ll forever keep like a secret diary.
Being a singer-songwriter is a risky job for your mental health. When I’m truly happy, I find my songs crappy.
A little bit of sadness helps me write but it doesn’t help me with my life. Although sometimes it’s my only getaway from the heartbreaking reality.
What is the best verse you ever wrote?
I don’t know if it’s the best, but I really like the verse on Worth It since I’m singing phrases people said to me.
If you had to use only one word to define your music , which one would it be?
I’d like to say Emotional, but it doesn’t really reflect all my songs, so I’m gonna go with Experimental. Since I always challenge myself to try new, different things.