You just released your debut album, CLWNS! What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music? & What do you hope they’ll get from hearing your new songs?
This album has been two years in the making. The album gives a well-rounded idea of my music and songwriting. I had a lot of creative control over what you hear on it now. I would love for the album to communicate with the listener on a deeper level and for the listener to connect to the lyrics on a personal level. The overall goal with the album is not only to debut my music and be heard but for the listeners to see themselves in CLWNS.
Can you tell us the backstory of the new album? Is it from a real experience?
The oldest song on this album, Lose Myself, dates back to my sophomore year in high school, sitting in my bedroom on a Friday night, with nothing else to do but write songs. At this point, I didn’t have any monumental event that would inspire an interesting song. I was really into binge-watching dramas and wrote that song in the main character’s perspective. Or, another one of my old songs, Just in Time, was inspired by a story of a funeral a friend attended and the speech the wife of the deceased gave. The newer songs on the album are about growing up, falling in and out of love, moving across the country, and accepting me for me.
What does this album mean to you?
The album is inspired by the mistakes I’ve made and how I’ve grown from them. The title “CLWNS” is referring to how I felt I have made a fool of myself in the past. The release of this is me coming to terms with my past and living myself for who I am.
Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you?!?
Shows! I’m playing a show on November 13th at the Resident in DTLA. Follow me on all the social media to be updated with more. I’m focusing on collaborating with other artists currently and hopefully, some of that will be released in the near future!
What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
I decided a year and a half ago to release an album independently. This would mean to finish the writing process, produce 7 songs, and create some buzz around it. I’ve been saying for so long that something was coming but couldn’t show anyone the work I worked to hard to create. I am so happy that the album is no longer mine but the worlds.
Will there be a music video for any of your new singles? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video 🙂
Yes! I released my music video to oneiusedtolove along with the release of the album. I had a TON of creative control over this. Not only did I write and produce the song but I also co-produced and edited the video. The song is about a relationship that has a lasting effect on a person even after the relationship ended. The video features two very talented dancers in an empty warehouse. The male dancer acts as the darkness that haunts the female dancer. I was so impressed with the talent of these dancers and I’m so happy with the end result of this video.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
My family first and foremost have been the best and most supportive people they could be. For not coming from a musical family and saying that I wanted to be an independent artist, any sane person would voice their doubts but my family has been here every step. Another very important person who has played an inane role in my career is Dani Thompson from DNT Entertainment who has been by my side for the past 4 years.
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
Thank you for listening and thank you for letting me voice my opinions and relating to my music.
Are you planning any shows to promote your new music?
November 13th with Breaking Sound at the Resident in DTLA.
What is it like performing in front of your fans?
I’ve played a lot of bars in my live music career and my favorite part of playing 4-hour sets is watching the crowd instinctly react to my music. Like stop their conversation or catch on to the hook. It’s a little test of mine to play my new songs to a bar and see if the distracted crowd reacts to it.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
I think it’s very important to leave every moment better than you found it. From being kind, helpful, compassionate, and caring to others that it really can’t hurt anyone.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Eleven is my favorite number. I was born on 11/11 at 11:11, my shoe size is 11, and I’m 5’11. Hense the 11 songs on my album and the 11 in the title of I Wi11. Random I know lol.
Many of your supporters are starstruck when they meet you Have you ever been starstruck?
I found the more and more I work in this industry I respect the people behind the music more than I am starstruck.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
I would love to co-write with Julia Michaels, FINNEAS, Charlie Puth, Benny Blanco, or any major writer right now to see their genius and creative process.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
I think social media is important but not everything. People in this industry make it seem as if social media is the only way to be noticed nowadays, but I’ve found that my biggest fans are those people I meet at the bar gigs. Yes, it’s important but not everything.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
I would love to write more for other artists and find success in that as well as grow as an artist.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thanks for the support!! Tell your friends and come to my shows!!