How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Honestly right now there is no set method that works for me. Sometimes I sit down to write and nothing comes to me, other times I’m mid conversation with someone or I’m driving and these lyrics just hit me and I have to pull over and write them down so I don’t forget.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
I think the most important thing that I’ve learnt about songwriting so far is to trust yourself, and that not everything you write has to be amazing, and shared with the world. It’s really easy to get caught up in writing your next best thing, but sometimes that takes away from what the song is actually meant to be. You need those songs and days where it just doesn’t seem to be working, that way when it does you know you’ve got something good.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Not at all. If anything it’s more daunting for me to reveal those parts with my family. I think because they know me so well, they have this idea of who I am already built up in their minds, so to share parts that maybe they don’t know as well, there’s always a risk they’ll learn something perhaps they didn’t want to haha.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
Some of the most meaningful lyrics I’ve written aren’t out in the world yet, but I would say my favourite lyric from this EP would be “I was looking for me when I found you”.
What inspired “The Day I Knew I Needed You”, part of your latest self-titled EP? And “Remember Me”?
Both of these songs were inspired by someone who came into my life very unexpectedly but had such a massive impact on who I am now. “Remember Me” is about the struggles and vulnerability that come with being in a long distance relationship. And “The Day I Knew I Needed You” is about learning to love in a way you haven’t before.
Do you remember the day you wrote “The Future Is Now”?
I do! “The Future Is Now” was the last song we wrote on the EP, it was day 3 and our brains were in overdrive trying to nail this one. We actually had the entire track done but it was the lyrics that we kept playing with and changing around.
Is there a link/a common theme among the songs of the new EP?
Unwavering love, heartache and empowerment.
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
It’s not really a suggestion, but I remember he said to me as we were writing “You Don’t Know Me”,“you can actually sing, so let’s just fucking sing it”.
What are your plans for 2019?
Record more music, get out there and perform, surround myself with like minded people and learn a lot.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your self titled EP”: Strength.
- The best show you ever played: Not a show, but my sister’s wedding.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Green tea.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: So Fresh Hits.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: Right now it would be “Tough” by Lewis Capaldi.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Never make a decision on a high or low and the best relationship you can have is the one with yourself.