How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
It’s always different. Sometimes the lyrics come before the song, sometimes the melody comes first and you fit the lyrics.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
I think there isn’t one. I think breaking the rules is what makes music and songwriting really cool. There’s no one way to do anything.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
All the time! It’s really hard putting so much of myself out there for the world to see. Sometimes it’s exhausting and a lot and I want to escape social media for a while, but it’s moment when I get messages from people who can relate to me and my music… that’s what makes it all worth it. Plus, I’ma firm believer in the idea that if what you’re doing is hard and scary, than you know you’re doing the right thing. Because the hardest things in life are the most rewarding.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
My favorite line I wrote is in “Up In The Air” in the second verse. I’m writing about the strength it took my mom to leave Iran during the revolution to bring a better life for her family. She also had to leave a lot of her family behind. I write “You lift your head and fight for those who couldn’t” In “Everyday”, I mention her again and write “Mama made it so the worlds at my feet”. Basically referring to the freedom she gave me by bringing me and my family to America.
What inspired “Everyday”, your latest single?
“Everyday” is the follow up to my last single, “Up In The Air”, which was inspired by my parents immigrating to America after the Iranian Revolution in the hopes that they could give my family a better future. “Everyday” is all about seizing that opportunity and not taking it for granted. The sentiment of the chorus is “Everyday I’m on my own”. However, it’s not meant to be a melancholy sentiment, but one that represents the hard work that goes into achieving your dreams. Because at the end of the day, the only person that’s going to get you to where you want to go is yourself.
Better being a DJ or a songwriter?
Songwriter for sure! DJ-ing is really fun and it’s such an amazing experience being in control of a party like that, but there’s nothing that makes me happier than writing and performing my own songs.
What are your plans for the upcoming months?
Releasing more music and playing more shows!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your latest song “Everyday”: Strength.
- The best show you ever played: Billy Ball.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: My aroma therapy essential oils! I always put it on before I play.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: No Doubt/Gwen Stefani.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t settle for less than what you want. <3