Azalyne chats with TMI about their new single “E-GIRL”

Hey Azalyne! So excited to be chatting with you!

You just released your new single “E GIRL”! How excited are you that this song is finally out into the
world?

I’m so excited, I’ve been working on this song for a while and I’m happy to finally able to have
everyone listen.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?

I hope they love it!! It’s different from my first release but I think a lot of my fans will enjoy it! It
came out on Friday and I’ve gotten a pretty positive response. Its on all streaming platforms and If
you want to support my art you can purchase it on Bandcamp! At
https://azalyne.bandcamp.com/track/e-girl as well as purchase merch on my website! Azalyne.com

Can you tell us the backstory of this song? Is it from a real experience?

I wrote this song in 2019 when the E-Girl aesthetic was really popular on TikTok and stuff. I just
saw them and thought it would be cool to write a song about the diametrically opposed idea that
the e-girl phenomenon centers around making fun of E-Girls for the most part, but I also wanted to
take into account that you shouldn’t be making fun of people.

You also have more music coming out soon!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters
can look forward to from you this year?!?

The songs that are coming out this year are from my perspective of the world, whether its
somethings that I experienced or something that I saw, or something that I read about. I get my
inspiration from a lot of different places. I feel like most of my songs are stories first, and then I
pull them into a melody and beat to make it more interesting!! I typically write with my piano and
sometimes my guitar.

Do you have a creative say in your music? Did you help write all your new songs? 

I write and compose all of my songs. I work with different producers to ensure that my song has
the right production quality and that the mix is the way I want it, but I am 100% involved in the
writing and production of my music, and work hand in hand with the producer to make sure the
sound is what I’m happy with.

What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?

This is not my first release; I actually released my very first song in 2018. It’s called ‘You Are Mighty’
and is available on all streaming platforms. You are mighty has over eighty thousand streams on
Spotify and has sold more than twenty-four thousand units worldwide. But I’m still very excited for
releasing music this year! Its nice to be doing something creative other than writing songs in my
room. The only thing better than releasing music is performing it in front of a crowd RIP.

Where did your love of music come from?

I’ve always loved music, when I was four, I started taking piano and singing lessons, and I haven’t
stopped making music since.

Will there be a music video for your new single? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video  

There was supposed to be a music video, but the lockdown has stopped all of that!! Fingers crossed
I’ll be able to get one done!!! The concepts pretty cool, but since I’m not sure I’m going to make it I
think I’m going to keep it secret.

What’s been the pros and cons of pursuing your music career?

Music is my passion; I don’t think about it in terms of pros and cons. I play the piano, guitar, and
bass. I’m a songwriter and I have been learning production in Ableton and FL studio. I also love
writing stories and doing visual art, I am interested in fashion and design, and I want to write a
screenplay for television. I think of myself as an artist and I want to be known as an amazing
musician and songwriter.

Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today? 

The people I have to thank the most are my family, especially my mom, who has not only
supported me my entire life but also my entire music career. Everyone in my family is involved in
some way. I feel incredible blessed and fortunate to have such a supportive people in my corner,
that’s so corny lol

What do you think makes your fan community/fandom different from others?

My fans are very diverse, from all ages and demographics, in fact from all over the world. Thanks
to social media, I can interact with all of them. I try to always respond to my fans DMs and
comments. In fact, I can honestly say I’ve become friends with some of them through our
interactions.

How would you describe your fans? – what’s three words you would use to describe your fans?

‘they love me’ lol, just kidding ‘diverse, considerate and music-lover’ (music-lover should count as
one word because there’s a dash)

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?

My message changes with the song, I’m a songwriter first so each song has its own meaning and
therefore message, some make you happy, some make you sad, but they should all be melodically
interesting and at the end of the day I just want to make music that people love to listen to!!
Are you planning any IG Live shows to promote your new music?
Yes, I will be doing some lives, I was booked on a few and I’ll be putting all the dates on my
website, azalyne.com as well as my other social media platforms.

What is it like performing in front of your fans? Are you excited to start performing your own music live!?!
I’ve performed over 250 live shows since I was 8, solo and with my band, although I much prefer
performing with my band. I just love the sound and the energy of a live band, its nice to perform
with other musicians. And I don’t mean to brag but my band is IMMACULATE.

What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?

I really want people to know that music is an expression of my creative mind, and my mind is
constantly evolving and growing. I know that there has been a lot of growth between my first single
and this one. So, I just want my supporters to not put me in a box and expect me to produce the
same kind of music five years from now.

What’s something your fans don’t know about you?

I love graphic design, I don’t know if anyone knows this, but I design all of my posters, I created all
of my promo videos, and I also designed the album art for E-Girl on Bandcamp.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
Freedom, or creativity.

What do your fans call themselves? And How did that fanbase name catch on?

I used to run an open mic and I referred to them as the a-list. People thought it was cool.
Many of your supporters are starstruck when they meet you! Have you ever been starstruck? 
I haven’t met anyone yet who I would say has melted my brain. I wouldn’t want to make them feel
uncomfortable so I probably wouldn’t freak out until their gone. Celebrities are people too.

What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public? 

When my sets done, come say hi I will 100% talk to you, thank you for supporting me!! And let’s be
friends.

Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?

There’s nobody I’m dying to meet, but there’s some artists I’d love to work with. I love Raveena,
Frank ocean, and Jacob Collier.

What’s your current go-to song?

To listen to? Probably Black Qualls by Thundercat or XS by Rina Sawayama. Both bangers.

Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?

It opens artists to the entire world! Its not just my city or how far I can get to in a car. Literally
from my phone I can reach fans anywhere, anytime.  I’m an independent artist and social media
gives me access I could never have gotten 10 years ago.

What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?

I think It would be really cool to release an album with a bunch of cool music videos. But before
that can happen I either have to have a GoFundMe or sell a lot of merch 😀

Any last things you want to tell your supporters? 

I LOVE YOU!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions 🙂 

No problem!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be in your magazine!!

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