How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
The writing process is never the same for me. Sometimes I start with a lyric, a melody, a chord, sometimes just a feeling.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Throughout the creation of this EP, I evolved quite a bit as a writer. Transparency, vulnerability and honesty became hugely important to me as an artist and I felt that without these things, the songs I have been creating would mean so much less to me and to the listener as well.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
It’s always a bit intimidating, but the intimacy is what makes these stories.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
From the EP, my favorite lyric that I wrote is probably the pre-chorus of “Why Can’t I“.
What inspired “Talk Slow”, part of your debut EP “Honestly”?
This is a song about a two hour relationship I had. I was hired to perform at a fashion show in Santa Barbara and after the performance, there was this crazy disco dance party. It was the type of place that put all your senses to the max. Loud music, gorgeous people, crazy lights – everything was extra, but somehow, in the midst of all the craziness, I met someone who really intrigued me. We ended up sitting outside of the party and talking to each other for two hours. It really felt as if it was just her and I, but every few minutes there would be another distraction that kept us from being able to focus completely on each other. ‘Talk Slow‘ is really about trying to leave everything else, except from the person and the moment you are in.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Prove It”?
I do. It was with Jake Scott and Geoffro Cause at the APG studios… I remember Jake had a vocal melody that I turned into a guitar part and then we were off to the races. By the time Jake and I finished writing the song, the whole track was fully produced… probably 95% of what you’re actually hearing on the record.
Is there a link/a common theme among the songs of the new album?
I hope listeners can get to know me a bit through this EP. There’s no overarching message I’m trying to tell, but I do feel like if you want to get to know me, the best way to do it is to listen to the songs I’ve written.
What are your plans for 2019?
More and more and more music. Touring. Music videos. More stories. All the things I love.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind: Ooooo exciting
- Define in one word your album “Honestly”: Honesty hahaha.
- The best show you ever played: The next show.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Pants.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Wild Horse – Rod Stewart.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: UGH JUST ONE?! Stop This Train – John Mayer.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t settle.