What inspired you to begin a career in music?
I realised music was for me when I realised that music always has a solution for me, it heals and soothes and I remember really hearing music for the first time and thinking I want a to craft music which makes people feel. I want a career which doesn’t feel like a career and for me that’s music, that’s my aim to make people feel something. To step outside of routine and immerse.
What differs you and your sound from other upcoming artists in the music industry?
I believe my sound is super versatile I can use my voice over a variation of genres but my message always stays very personal to my own journey and always has the intention to heal. The music I’m currently creating has been influenced from my journey in India, compared to other current music I plan to fuse sounds I’ve collected on my travels and compliment them with contemporary and current production. Reflecting my personality in my Music – elegant meets don’t give a fuck [laughs].
Your latest release ‘Honourable’ is out now. Can you please describe the creative process and explain the meaning behind the single?
The beat of ‘Honourable’ was unexpectedly sent to me by whom is now a very good friend. I opened the file and wrote the song within 30 minutes on my bedroom floor. I wrote the song whilst still seeing the guy who it’s about ironically, knowing he was bad for me but sticking around and using previous relationship experiences allowed me to spill out the words. After writing the song I met with the producer and we recorded ‘Honourable’ a few days later.
Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?
When I have a bad day. I breathe, turn my phone off and spend some time with my self… for me a bad day often refers to thinking too much so I switch off, spend time with loved ones, listen to beautiful music and connect with myself and the reason why I create. When I remember the reasons as to why I create music and have gratitude for all the beautiful things in my life I’m instantly inspired to move forward, a phone call with my mum always helps.
In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?
I wrote an acoustic song about the abortion law which got put in place, it’s called ‘Rights’. It highlights topics about equity, the strength that lies within being a woman and how are rights belong to no other than are selves. I’m going to release an acoustic version of this.
Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?
A real wow moment for me was India recently – I spent 6 months there last year where I was the lead singer in our band ‘The Trippers’ just starting my musical journey back then. This time around I was recording footage for my documentary set to be out later in the year, I re connected with my guitarist and we performed all our songs in the place we first met – for me these moments are the most special because I always dreamed of being able to travel and make music and them 2 things are now my life and that really sank in whilst recently in India, recording music on the roof terrace in the jungle was everything. Making music purely for the love of creation.
What is the importance of the connections you make? How can you utilize them?
Connections in any shape or form are all beautiful and precious to me because I feel everyone I connect with is here to teach me something. If I connect with someone who’s musical I of course honor them connections dearly as I’m able to create/share and explore a connection with somebody who understands the depths of my passion. With all my connections in life I make sure we help each other grow, support one and other and push each other in achieving our dreams
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
For anyone wanting to pursue a career in music I would suggest never give up, even if what you want seems so far just trust it will happen. Welcome fear and doubt as these feelings are signs you’re on the correct path. When I started this journey I had no idea how I would make it but I just believed I would because I think inside of you, you know what your here to do and if you believe it’s Music and follow that, it will happen! Take all opportunities, baby steps, and be willing to learn on the way, don’t be afraid to start just because your unsure. Get excited about the unknown and be brave!
What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?
Over the next 12 months I plan to release lots more music, give fans an insight into who I am via more videos and footage. A documentary is set to be released later on this year and I was hoping to be performing gigs in weird and wonderful places however seeing as though were now on lock down I intend to create and get creative in how to share my creations I.e. online streams and uploads.
‘Honourable’ is available now via Spotify and all major platforms.
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