Photo Credit: Lexie Montoya
How excited are you that your debut single is finally out into the world?
So excited!! It’s been a long time coming and I’m so grateful to be able to share this piece of my heart with everyone.
Where did the inspiration for the song come from?
This song is my love letter to music. It reads like a love story and I want people to interpret it according to their own circumstances. But for me, I wrote this song specifically about my music journey thus far. Music is all I have known. It has a pull on my life like nothing else. It’s been a safe place, a happy place and sometimes even a sad place, but it ALWAYS heals me. I believe we all have that thing we “Keep coming back” to and that we were created to do.
Any fun moments while creating/recording the song?
I remember when my producer Luke Wooten and I were in the studio recording my vocals on “Keep Coming Back” every time we would finish recording a pass of the song, I would try to say something in an accent! So it would be British first, then Irish, then Southern!! It was hilarious and fun.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope the song inspires listeners to never give up on their dreams.
What’s the process of writing one of your songs?
I normally write my songs in sections. Normally I start by writing the chorus or first verse. Most often a melody will come to me at the most random of places! At that point, I try to get to a guitar or piano ASAP or scrounge for my phone,so I can record it. Then I always put it in my voice memos. When the time comes, I sit down and collect all my thoughts, all my feelings, and everything I’ve recorded – that becomes the starting point. For me it’s critical that my music is honest. Sometimes it can take me under an hour to write a song, and there’s time it’s been over a few weeks. Depending on the subject, the title, and the place in which that story is coming from.
Where did your love of music come from?
My love of music came from my mom and dad. My dad introduced me to the voices of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Emmylou Harris at the age of five! Growing up with those traditional country roots, it has influenced my music and the stories I want to tell through my music. But music became something more to me than something I listened to on the radio, when my mom became ill. Music became a safe place, a sanctuary for me. My faith, family, and my music became the three most important things to me in my life.
Any other fun projects in the works you can tell us about?
My second single will be released on my 18th birthday (January 24th) and my debut EP is going to follow in March of 2020!
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you to my fans who have waited so patiently for original music. I can’t wait to share more with you and continue to share this journey with you. I’m grateful you are apart of it.