I found music initially through musical theatre, and I’d say mostly because of the feeling I got performing—it was truly a sensation I had never experienced before. The second I got on a stage for the first time I was in love.
How would you describe your musical style?
I would describe my music as a mixture of my two main influences—pop and country. Sonically, I love pushing the boundaries of both pop and country by blending the two, and lyrically I have always been drawn and written more storytelling songs.
What artists do you look up to right now?
Honestly, I could name specifics, but I think that every female in the music industry deserves recognition, as I look up to all women musicians greatly. I think that women have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with, and I find myself so incredibly inspired by that everyday.
You recently released your new single “A Day Without”, what has been your thought about the reaction of the new single?
It has been such a huge happiness and relief to have “A Day Without” out into the world. This song represents a new chapter for me personally, as well as a musician, so the moment it was mastered I was dying of impatience to have it out to the listener’s ears. The reaction so far has been really positive and I’m forever grateful to anyone who takes the time to listen to it.
Can you tell us the meaning behind “A Day Without”?
I heard ADW after losing my father, and although the song is about how awful thinking of losing someone is, I related to it in the sense of going through a huge loss. In fact, I think that the most beautiful thing about the song is that it allows the listener to relate their own story.
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
I’m continuously working on new music and content, I have so much more coming!! “A Day Without: is really the beginning of revealing this new page in my life.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I honestly don’t think of anybody as a “fan,” maybe a supporter – but more than anything, a friend. I think the beautiful thing about social media is you can truly develop relationships with somebody halfway across the world—and I certainly have done so.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
I would say Instagram! I love how easy it is to communicate, whether it be through DM’s, or simply just commenting.
You have toured with well known artists including Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix and on the U.S. Nascar Events Tour. Can you tell us a little bit about what these experiences were like for you? What was it like being on the road?
So crazy. So surreal. So inspiring. I have learned so much from watching these incredibly talented professionals in their zone. The Kelly tour truly made me feel 150 percent that singing and touring is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. The PTX tour was almost like a reunion since we had toured together previously on the Kelly run, so it was loads of fun. I absolutely adore travel and am such a workaholic, so touring is ideal for me—my true happy place.
Are you going on tour again anytime soon?
Working on it!!!
What does an average day for “Abi” look like?
I think it completely depends on what I have going on that day—definitely not anything close to a 9 to 5 schedule. However, there’s constants in my life day to day, I always workout, am currently completing my degree online, and puppy cuddles with my dog!
What goals have you set out for yourself in both your career and in your personal life?
I think to continue growing, learning and improving myself which definitely applies to both my career and personal life. I have found that I learn the most about myself in hard times, so I accept that they’re inevitable and almost look forward to them in the sense that they bring great insight and lessons.
How has this whole music career experience been?
I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I adore my work, how creative I get to be, and to simply have the potential to impact people.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Just thank you. Thank you for becoming my dear friends, for listening to my music on their own free will, and for simply allowing me the pleasure of getting to know each and every one of their beautiful souls.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with me!
Anytime! Thank you so much for having me.