What inspired your last single “Made of Gold”?
“Made of Gold” was inspired by a moment of clarity.
I spent a lot of time looking for validation from other people, I think we all do at certain points in our lives, but I woke up one morning and thought “Wow, I’m dope af. I don’t need a dude to validate what I already know.”
After that realization it was impossible to mistreat myself.
And thus, “Made of Gold” was born.
Are you currently working on a release of an album/EP?
My next single is coming out at the top of next year! I’m so excited for it to finally be out in the world.
This release will be followed by the release of my EP.
How do you usually write your lyrics?
It depends, sometimes I’m inspired by something I hear, read, or see, and other times they seem to come out of nowhere.
Whenever I get an idea, even if it’s at 2am, I write it down in the notes section of my iPhone.
I have a list about a mile long of a bunch of random nonsense and if anyone else ever read through it I would be mortified. It’s like my diary I guess.
When was last time you wrote some verses?
I write every day. Putting in those 10,000 hours.
What does music mean to you?
Music is such a huge part of my life and always has been.
I grew up in a loving but often tumultuous home, and the one constant for me has always been singing and writing.
I used to hide in my garage with my dog Angel whenever my parents were fighting – I could be in there for hours writing and singing, and if my brother wasn’t home I would steal his laptop and record myself on garage band.
Music is my safe place, and I believe it is that safe space for many people, which is what makes it so beautiful – it connects us and let’s us know we’re not alone.
What inspired “Faking It”?
“Faking It” was inspired by discovering my independence.
I think it’s really easy to get caught up in the mindset that being in a relationship validates you as an individual, but doesn’t that sound so backwards!?
I ideated this concept when I was dating someone who not only treated me like shit, but also couldn’t satisfy me in any way shape or form.
I didn’t want to in turn give him the satisfaction of a song about heart break, so I thought I’d hit him where it hurts instead 🙂
What is your biggest dream?
Equality and equal opportunity for all races, genders, and sexual orientations.
Your favorite Sunday morning record?
“I Smile” by Kirk Franklin or almost any Etta James and/or Ella Fitzgerald songs.
What is the best verse you wrote?
I think it’s yet to be written.
And one of your favorite song (not written by you)?
“Hey Ya” by Outkast. The lyrical content is so underrated.
Photo credit Heather Hazzan