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Hey Autumn! So excited to be chatting with you. You just released your new single “Here And Now”! Can you tell us the meaning behind the song?
“Here and Now” is all about being present and not second guessing yourself. There is so much magic in life if we stay in the moment and not over analyze every little thing. Move forward.
How did the idea for this song come about?
I was in the studio with my producer Austin Shawn and Bass Player Curt Hovland when Austin created an amazing beat which then inspired all the lyrics & melodies that the three of us co-wrote. I’ve wanted to create a feel-good dance song for a while now, so when I heard the beat & vibe I instantly knew this was it!
What’s the process of writing one of your songs?
I start with finding a beat which then inspires the lyrics and melody. For acoustic songs, the process is a little different. There is a song on the upcoming album that is just piano and vocals. That one started with the piano part and inspired everything else.
Are you excited to start performing your new single live?
Yes! Performing is a huge passion of mine and I can’t wait to get on stage to share the magic and energy of performing. The live show is going to be kick ass with my band. We all have great chemistry and fun together. Which is super important because the audience can always feel it.
What’s the feeling you get when you are performing live?
Exhilarated! There is literally no better feeling than being on stage sharing my music and message. I feel so energized and high off life during and after a performance. It inspires me to keep creating!
You are also currently working on your new album. Can you spill any details about the new album – Title of album? How many songs? Etc.
So excited about this new album! The title is HERE AND NOW. Each song tells a different story and takes you on a journey of emotions. I don’t know one person who doesn’t go through highs and lows, and this album speaks to those moments. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it!
What is it like making the new album?
It’s everything to me. I am very grateful for my incredible team. My producer Austin Shawn always makes the sessions heartfelt and fun! I’m a strong believer in enjoying the process and having a good time because it makes the music even better. Writing and singing are very healing to me so I always write from a place of authenticity. It’s good to have inspiration from artists that inspire me but I always stay true to my own unique voice.
Would you say this album will be your biggest accomplishment in your music career so far?
Yes! I have been pouring my heart and soul into every song on this album. I want to spread inspiration and positivity with my music. With this production, the music and writing feel so real. I have been working towards this moment my whole life. Life is all about timing, and it’s my time. So cool to see everything come together!
Have you had any moments while creating the album that stood out to you?
Yes, the creative flow has been unbelievable. There is an incredible synergy between my producer and Bass Player and I. We often will go into the studio and write and record an entire new song in one to two sessions. This album is all about not “overthinking”, so we don’t 🙂
Did any artists style influence you on this album?
I love Maggie Rogers, Lennon Stella and Ellie Goulding. They all are great singer-songwriters and sound amazing acoustically, but also have amazing upbeat/dance/ electronic production on a lot of their songs.
Can we expect any collabs on this album?
Not yet, but my team and I have some great ideas for collaborations! I love EDM and Dance Music….It would also be fun to collaborate with a few rap artists!
Do you have a favorite song on the album?
They are all so special, it’s hard to pick just one.
Any details on when this project will be released?
Hopefully, the end of Summer/beginning of Fall.
Are you planning to go on tour to promote this album?
Yes! We will be touring the U.S. once the album is released. We would also love to tour internationally. Exciting things are in the works!
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Spread love and be kind.