Hey Kaylee! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your new EP “Sideways”! What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music? And what do you hope they’ll get from hearing your new songs?
Hello, thank you so much for speaking with me! I’m hoping that my new music is eclectic and nostalgic. I want people who listen to these tracks to find connection with something within them. I wrote my EP with passion and packed full of memories, so I’m hoping that the next person who listens to it will remember that’s it’s okay to feel. Even more, it’s okay to feel deeply.
What does this EP mean to you?
Releasing this EP was nerve-wracking. I’ve spent majority of my time being afraid to show people how passionate I am about music. This EP allowed me to be free and honest with myself, while coming to terms with past memories I’d never let myself reminisce. “Sideways” is not only my first music project, but also my first dip into the music world as an artist. I work as a freelance music journalist and love getting to see artists thrive in their element.
Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you the rest of the year?
I plan on releasing another single or two before the year is up! I have a notebook full of songs that I’m so excited to record and share with everyone. I’m also trying to finalize the video for “Time.” The concept of the video is centered around making time for yourself and being free of pressures/assumptions.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
My producer and vocal coach are two of the most influential people in this project. They literally made this happen, not only with their support, but with their talents. My fiancée has motivated and picked me up since day 1 and I wouldn’t be where I am without her. Lastly, I’d love to thank artists like Lauren Sanderson or FLETCHER. Artists who aren’t afraid of being vulnerable. They showed that you can truly make anything happen for yourself as long as you stay motivated and true to yourself (and your project).
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
I think it’s important to truly know yourself. Writing this EP helped me familiarize my feelings and understand how (or why) I was feeling at that moment. When you know what to expect from yourself or what pushes your boundaries, you’re able to set limits and goals for growth. Self-growth is never-ending so it’s necessary to take the time to get to know yourself so you can be better for your relationships with others!
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
I’m really easy-going and silly. I like to spend my time building a relationship with someone, even if it’s for a few minutes. Health crisis aside, if I were to have a show, I would definitely spend some time getting to know my audience and allowing them to get to know me.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
Social media is the best place to get to know your supporters. It’s also where they can connect with your media or your life, and while that may seem scary for some people, there’s a sense of freedom in posting what you want. Social media also helps me gauge which songs/videos are more popular than others.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
My biggest goal right now is to build a foundation for myself and my music. It’s hard to grow where you’re planted, if you don’t have any roots. I’m hoping to grow my support system in this next year and hopefully release another EP.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you for your endless support! Make sure to take the time to chase your passions, even if it scares you.
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