How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
I start with a place, a time, a moment that haunts me – I build a story off of trying to put that feeling into words.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Being honest, being uninhabited about what you feel. Being true to who you are and to express yourself in a way that others can feel less alone.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
No. There are so many layers. Even the truth is just my memory; it’s just a narrow version of the past. I created it. We are the stories we write for ourselves.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
“None of us are getting out alive.“
What inspired “Child 44,” part of your upcoming EP?
A family member had passed, I did not feel that I had much support from anyone, I put my trust and love into someone who did not truly have my back. I had never been lied to in such a substantial way. I think it was an opportunity to grow up, a moment to evolve.
And “Know It All”?
This was directly inspired by the political circus that exists today – particularly by something that was said by a supposed leader. The term was “I know words, I have the best words.”
What was the best moment of your career? And the most difficult one?
Both are probably still to come.
What are your plans for the rest of 2018?
Create, listen, sing.
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your sound/music: Flirtatious.
- The best show you ever played: My bedroom.
- The one thing that you must have backstage: My band members.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: The Used, Cat Stevens, Bright Eyes, Elliot Smith.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Lua” – Bright Eyes.
- Last question is “unusual,” we want to know your best relationship advice: Be patient, supportive and honest. And then realize you came into this world alone, you are leaving alone. Nothing is permanent.