How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I usually just get a random melody with some kind of lyric thought in my head and start singing it over and over again. I think it’s a way of getting whatever cycle of thought I’m stuck on, out in some tangible way. It’s always pretty random and freeing, feels like I’m doing a meditation on a thought or something.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about songwriting?
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
What inspired your latest single “Something New, Something Blue”?
A conversation between two people that’s going nowhere / the endless, exhausting frustration that comes with love.
And “But Why?”?
But Why? Is the first song I knew I would release. It’s my first born and super special to me. Everytime I listen it takes me back to making it and the whole process. My friend Saro sent me a vocal sample and I produced around it and it felt so freeing, spontaneous and addictive. I remember sending a bounce of the first minute to Saro and he was so supportive, it really set the tone for my whole process honestly.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Let Her Go”?
I do. It’s kind of a vulnerable place for me to go. I remember really not knowing how it would read, and sending an early bounce to my friend and creative director, Amy Narodovich, and she instantly got it. That feedback was really important to me.
What are your plans for 2019?
Ep 2. Ep 3. So many things.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your EP ‘words I shouldn’t have: Me.
- The best show you ever played: I play keys/bass synth/sing in Saro’s band, we played on the main stage at Day For Night, a festival Thom Yorke was headlining, I don’t know what will ever top that.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: NOW that’s what I call music lol. Carol King, Backstreet Boys, country songs, movie soundtracks, musicals, classical music.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t be in one.