How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Last minute, down to wire. I usually write one phrase and then just repeat it so at least I can rehearse the song as a whole with my band, and then once I have to record the song or play it live, then I’ll finish writing the lyrics. It’s the part I dread most. Very rarely do I write all of the lyrics in one go.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Writing a song for your own creative fulfilment instead of writing a song that you think other people would want you to write.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Do you remember the day you wrote “The Bride”?
Yes. I remember it sounding completely different, and then one day I wrote the verse guitar line alone, and then it clicked in my mind to marry the chorus and guitar line that I just came up with for the verse.
Is there a link/a common theme among the songs of the EP?
I felt pretty emotionally vulnerable on the EP throughout which was new for me. It was kind of all just something I needed to get out of my system in order for me to move on to different things.
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
I am the producer for my music…
What are your plans for 2019?
Playing more shows! And hopefully recording something in the studio.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- The best show you ever played: I’ve only played two so I guess with the multitude of choices I would have to go with the one I played last week at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. It was the first time I felt truly comfortable on stage.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Lemons.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: The Cure, Led Zeppelin, U2, Fiona Apple, The Dixie Chicks, Talking Heads.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Wait, they don’t love you like I love you” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Only start a relationship once you’ve become ok with being single.