Hey Aria! So excited to be chatting with you!! What inspired you to start releasing your own music?
I’m so excited to be chatting with you as well. Thank you so much for having me. I was living in LA for a while working as a songwriter and felt I was writing music at a faster pace than what I was getting placed (on television, film or with other artists). I decided I wanted these songs to come out so I started releasing them myself. I got a lot of positive feedback and kept the ball rolling!
How would you describe your musical style as an artist?
It’s definitely not specific to one genre. I always like to say I took a little bit of everything that inspired me growing up and fused it together to create an alternative sound. I listened to a lot of rock, hip hop and pop.. I’d say my sound definitely blends a little bit of each genre!
What artists do you look up to right now?
Right now I really respect Rosalía, Shaed, Billie Eillish, Bazzi, and Post Malone to name a few! There is so much amazing talent out right now!
You just released the new music video for your new single “In My Head”. What was that whole experience like for you? What was is it like working on your own song?
It was a lot of fun. I don’t always go into a session knowing that the song is intended for me. With this one from the very beginning we set out to write my potential next single. Whenever I write for myself I like to take more risks and be more alternative. It was fun to have no strict boundaries. My producer Ikxnnx and I just allowed the creativity to flow!
The music video for “In My Head” looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Any fun moments while on set?
Yes it really was fun! It was filmed at Coney Island’s board walk and Luna Park. It was the fall and slightly chilly so it was pretty empty. My team and I definitely stood out and we had a lot of random people chiming in, giving us compliments. Saying, “looking good.” Or, “What’s this for?” A lot of engagement from random people. So funny and added to the whole energy on set!
How did the idea for the music video come about?
It was a bit of a last minute idea. I dropped this song very quickly after it was written and felt the need to release a visual with it. The song is very introspective, it describes constantly thinking about how much you like someone and not being able to get them out of your head. I knew I wanted to shoot me walking around, being pensive and Coney Island just felt like the perfect nostalgic vibe.
Can we expect any new music soon? If so can you spill some details about them?
Yes! I’m actually really excited about my next single. It’s a step in a new direction for me. I’m switching my sound up a bit for this one and trying to come with something completely fresh. I think my fans are going to love it.
Are there any other fun projects in the works you can tell us about?
I’m currently working on creating a really interesting short film for my next single. Flying to LA next week to shoot. I’m very excited about this. It’s again, a step in a different direction for me as I’ve never approach a visual like a short film before.
Are you planning to perform live anytime soon?
I am. I have plans to do a series of shows at the beginning of 2020. I’m really looking forward to performing all of my new music!
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I really want to be in as close communication with my fans as possible. Being an indie artist is great in that it gives me so much autonomy over what I do. I would like to continue to listen to them and let them inform my creativity, continue to deliver more of what they want. I try to respond to as many fans possible and hope that as my fan base continues to grow I can still set aside some time to respond to them.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
I am very visual and have always liked Instagram the most. Because I focus most of my attention on this platform, I’ve grown my following the most on here and it’s where I communicate with my fans.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years in your career and personal life?
I hope to continue to release music and do what I love. I also hope to be able to use this platform for a greater good. As my career grows and I’m presented with more resources I would like to give back to the community. I’m personally motivated to give back to teens in the inner city and hope to create a non-profit organization that provides them with music programs in 5 years from now.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
I’d like to say thank you! I’m very appreciative of the fans I have today, and the ones I’ve had since the very beginning. I’m not your typical pop star, I’m completely independent and my music is definitely more alternative so I’m just so happy to see so many people liking and supporting what I do despite me going against the grain. I have such loyal supporters and they mean the world to me. It’s the reason why I continue to do what I do. They inspire me everyday.