You’ve been busy with music recently. Can you tell us what you’ve been up to over the past few months?
- I’ve been back to school actually. But mainly preparing for my EP GREY to come out!
Where did your love of music come from?
- I honestly couldn’t tell you. A lot of people have cute answers about they grew up in musical households. I didn’t. No one in my family really knows how I started with music, I just liked it since I was small.
What has been your reaction to all the success you have been having?
- I don’t even know what success is anymore. There is always someone to compare yourself to, and I try not to feel like I’m not worthy or not doing enough. The fact that anyone out there listens to my music is kind of crazy to me.
What do you hope to gain out of your music career?
- I want to make music that people would want to go see live.
We are so excited to be premiering your new album 🙂 How did the idea for this new album come about?
- I spent a lot of time this past year self-reflecting, and this album came about when I decided who I want to be as an artist. This is the beginning of that process.
Can you spill any details about the new album?
- The album spills lots of tea on my life honestly. Ah.
Have you had any fun moments while creating the album?
- With Back to Bite, I was sureeeee I wasn’t going to keep the song for myself, I remember finishing the demo and saying to my producer “this is a dope song, but it’s not for me. I couldn’t do it.” But I did.
What’s been you favorite song to write and why?
- Toxic was one of the most fun to write because it had been the first song I wrote in a while after I felt kind of stuck, and I felt like I finally let loose.
You have a few shows coming up, What have you been doing to prepare for them?
- Rehearsals! I always practice my music, but I always wing what I say in between songs, which sometimes makes for me being awkward. But hey, it’s more real I guess.
What’s your favorite part about performing?
- Feeling comfortable in my skin, it’s the only time all my insecurities kind of fade away.
What song are you most excited to perform from this new album?
- NonGoodBye! I sing that just me on the piano. I think you can hear the raw emotion really well.
What does it feel like to perform your own music live in front of your supporters?
- Surreal. It’s the best feeling in the world to see the lyrics I wrote being sung back to me. My dream one day is to have a moment where I point the mic to the audience and let them sing a line. That’d be magic for me.
Does your fanbase have a name?
- I don’t think so!
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
- I want to be approachable. I try to respond as much as possible to people and I love hearing about people’s lives. Knowing that there are people out there who want to listen to my music is why I keep doing it.
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
- It was when I was the fan and was front row at an Eagles concert. Best day of my life. But also there was one time when a drunk guy tried to walk on stage with me when I was opening for Jacob Whitesides last year.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your supporters?
- I pretty much only use Instagram! I look too much of mess most of the day to use snapchat.
What’s an average day for you look like?
- I get up at 8, go to Starbucks and get coffee, go to class, and then listen to music and write random lyrics for the rest of the day while attempting to do homework.
How has this whole music career experience been?
- Shockingly normal. It’s been crazy and amazing, but I still feel very normal. Like I still struggle to study for my tests and I still get nerves around talking to people. Same old me, just doing the shit I love!
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
- Daily reminder that you are the shit!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with me.
- Of course!! TMI was one of the first interviews I ever did! Love you guys and appreciate the support always!