How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I generally write lyrics from a personal place, my everyday life. Sometimes I like to write from someone else’s perspective as well.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
I’d say being honest. Speaking the truth, having an identity in your work.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Definitely sometimes. But it’s the most comforting way of speaking my mind and the truth.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
That’s hard to say. My latest single “Walk The Line” as a whole lyrically has a lot of substance. I’d say that song has to be one of my favorites I’ve released so far.
What inspired “Walk The Line”, your latest single?
‘Walk The Line‘ was written to inspire people to go against the grain and embrace all the things that make them unique. Though it may seem scary sometimes to free our most authentic selves, only by carving our own path can we feel truly liberated. This song is an anthem for all the misfits in the world, encouraging each and everyone of them to live boldly and unleash their inner star power
And “New Heart”?
‘New Heart‘ was my coming of age song. It’s about starting over and embracing change, accepting who you are.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Tie Me Up”?
Of course. Writing the lyrics came about quite quickly. I had a rough idea musically already mapped out, so going into finish it was relativley fast. It was a lot of fun writing that one.
What are your plans for the last months of 2018?
At the end of 2018 I embarked on my first national tour as a solo artist. I was fortunate to be apart of Sirius XMs Alt Nations Advanced Placement Tour.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your latest single “Walk The Line”: Liberating.
- The best show you ever played: Ugh, that’s tough. I’ve been performing as a musician for over 10 years. There has been some amazing ones. But actually my most recent show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City was fantastic.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Stage clothes.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: Third Eye Blinds – debut album.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: I can’t say I have one favourite…but if I had to pick one for now, I’d say “Someday” by The Strokes.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: You got to love yourself before you can love someone else.