How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I usually write the lyrics to my songs the moment I start to feel a strong emotion. My music is usually just me venting to my paper (or the notepad on my phone) instead of a person.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
I personally believe that the most important thing is targeting very specific feelings and emotions in your lyrics that you would think no one else on this planet would feel except for you. Those are the songs that stick to people.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No, not really. I love being open and honest through my music about everything in my life.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
My favourite lyric I ever wrote was “I can see all the cracks in your concrete” (off my upcoming single, “Float“). To me, it’s so honest and real to tell someone you love that you see every flaw that they have and yet have no problem with it.
What inspired “Sink,” your latest single?
I went through a long period of loneliness and depression and I felt like I could never get out of the hole I kept digging for myself. I also felt so frustrated that I knew there were other souls my age dealing with the same feeling and receiving no help. This song is a battle cry for the people who feel this way and need to let it out.
Are you currently working on new songs? Maybe an EP release?
Yes!! A new single and the EP will be released before the end of the summer!
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
He helped me realize that I don’t have to do things the way everyone else wants me to. My art can take whatever form that is in my mind and I am allowed to be its own advocate.
What are your plans for 2019?
I’m planning to release the EP and continue writing more music to put out into the world.
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 “Sink”: False-Reality.
- The best show you ever played: The ones where I’ve gotten to sing for hours on end! haha
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: I’m a simple woman: hot tea + honey and some hot chips would be great.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: “A Girl Like You” from Barbie Princess and the Pauper and “Teardrops on my Guitar” by Taylor Swift!! Those were the first songs I ever sang and I love them with all my heart.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “The Fear of Losing This” by Florist is one of the best-written and vulnerable songs I’ve heard. I have lost a few of the people I loved this year and this really encapsulates the fear of losing the things/people you loved. It reminds people why they have to let go of them. (That entire album by Florist is amazing and I highly recommend listening to it.)