How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I get an idea, and it’s usually based on a melody. I start with that and my voice and just play around with it, try to really find out what I am trying to say, and get to the core of that.
Also, to be blunt, I like to write lyrics when I am high and edit sober.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
They lyrics and melody. For me, they give life to the message, and that’s what everything else is centered around. They are the script, the story, and the rest is just sets and costumes and actors.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Of course, but that’s part of the work, and you have to embrace that honesty. Those who know and love you have to embrace it too.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
They told me I was too much, I shouldn’t even try it. They told me I was too big, that’s right now, I’m a giant.
What inspired “I Work For Me”, part of your latest album “Road To Rome”?
A sense of pride in myself and my accomplishments, paired with a desire to tell the ghosts of my past to fuck off.
Is there a link/a common theme among all the songs of the new album?
All the songs are about self love and hope and the daily work of having a good relationship with you.
Who produced it?
Jordan Brooke Hamlin – she’s a boss!
What are your plans for 2019? The new album on March 8th and then?
I plan to travel all over the world with my full band, and perform to venues full of fans who love the new album.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your upcoming album “Road To Rome”: Self-love.
- The best show you ever played: I’m just getting warmed up.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Good vodka.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Bonnie Raitt – “Nick Of Time”.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: Bird On A Wire.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Bring your A game. Care, put in the work, and know that the main ingredient is growing together, which is all about honesty.