In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Real life experience plays a key role in my songwriting. My songs are therapy for me and are brutally honest.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
I don’t know if I’m scared but I’ve definitely had friends or ex’s asking if songs or verses are about them. It’s frustrating because I don’t even know if it is sometimes.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
“I can’t stand when you’re mean to the waitress”
“If its all ups and downs, we’ll take this road till the gravel gives out. Can I tell you when I’m tired. You take the wheel so we can still ride.”
I love those a lot.
What inspired “Los Angeles”, part of your latest EP?
Losing my friend Chris Garcia was a huge part of it. Partying until I couldn’t anymore and the realization that I needed to get out of LA.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Kick Rocks”?
I don’t think I remember the day exactly. It’s about a few different people and experiences I’ve gone through. It’s sort of a breakup anthem.
Is there a link/a common theme among the songs of the new EP?
Partying maybe, and heartbreak. Not typical heartbreak, but the loss of friends and leaving your home.
What are your plans for 2019?
Touring a lot and recording lots. Also having a baby! Which is the biggest plan of my life so far.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your EP “Desure”: Honest.
- The best show you ever played: The Ryman.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Soda Water.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Neil Young.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Girl from the North Country.”
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Always be kind. Think before you react. Don’t be afraid to love fully and give yourself to someone.