How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I draw inspiration from the emotion that is conjured through listening to other artists and composers. Sometimes just meditating with a piece of music playing can bring up stuff you never think about, or emotions that lie hidden within the subconscious. I also rely on instinct and heart when finding what to write about.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in song writing?
For me the most important thing in song writing is sharing your own experience whether good or bad – to connect with your audience and hopefully help someone else who may be in the same position.
Music is such a powerful tool in uniting people because it’s so universal. I feel it’s important to really share a message through your songs as we are so blessed to have such a platform to be able to connect with so many. It doesn’t matter how simple the message is, it can be something so simple like, ‘don’t worry, be happy’, that alone can still hold so much power and give strength to so many.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No, I’m not scared. A mentioned in my previous answer, as an artist, if you are putting yourself out there already in the industry then you have a perfect opportunity to share and hopefully help someone else! Amy Winehouse said it perfectly in one interview. She bares her soul in her songs and isn’t afraid of sharing her heartache, as someone else who is listening and can relate will then realise that the feelings they are feeling aren’t weird or that they shouldn’t be feeling these things. It’s normal and others out there have been in that position. Music brings people together and reminds you, you are not alone. In anything! So I’m not scared to share as I feel it’s important to do that.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
For me the most meaningful lyric so far I’ve written is –
“Facing freedom, I am ready. I testify, I survived.”
What inspired “How Did I Get Here”, your latest single?
My single, ‘How Did I Get Here’, lyrically explores the journey and stuggles of an artist. Spotlighting my own personal struggles in the music industry. I was at a crossroads; Should I keep going down the hard road of pursuing my passion with all the uncertainties that come with it, or take the easy road out and opt for stability and a more financially abundant path.
Are you working on a EP/album?
At the moment, just working on releasing singles as I continue to write songs in the studio and grow creatively.
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
To be me! I had been singing covers for so long to make money and a living that I started losing myself. My producer helped me find my sound and keep true to me, rather than trying to copy a sound that is popular. Once I found my ‘real’ voice, my truth started to resonate through my song writing.
What are your plans for 2019?
Keep writing and releasing songs. To keep exploring my sound and creativity and never stop learning. Hopefully start gigging my original sets more often.
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 “How did I get here”: Reality.
- The best show you ever played: It’s yet to come! – my single launch on April 11th 😉
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: MY RAT!
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Anything Disney.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: Hyper ballad – bjork.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Respect and trust.