July 19, 2024

We had the opportunity to sit down with the talented singer-songwriter Liddy Clark to delve into the magic behind her latest album, Made Me, and what went into the project. Clark opens up about the creative process, the emotions woven into each track, and the joy of connecting with listeners. In addition to her latest album, Liddy released two successful original songs over the holidays, “It’s Christmas Time” and a rendition of the holiday classic, “What Child Is This?” which climbed the radio charts. Liddy Clark is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry; with each release, she continues to prove this is only the beginning. 

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Check out Liddy Clark and her album Made Me, available on all streaming platforms.

Congratulations on the release of your debut album, Made Me! Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the album’s title and how it reflects the overall theme of the songs?

Yes! I was inspired to name the album “Made Me” after the title track of the album. These songs are some of the most vulnerable and reflective songs that I’ve ever written, I truly feel through the process of writing and recording these songs, I have become a different person. I think change is a good thing, and I’m always trying to be a better person one day at a time!

The release of Made Me included new tracks, “Playboy” and the deluxe edition includes new track “Second String.” Can you share with us the creative process behind these songs and what makes them stand out from the rest of the album?

“Playboy” was one of the earlier songs I wrote for the album and I honestly was never sure if I was going to release it! It’s a pretty swanky country-leaning song that has a different vibe than most of the music I’m currently writing, I love it nonetheless. It’s really exciting to go back and remember where I was when I wrote these songs! “Second String” is another one that I wrote a while back, but it still rings true to this day. It’s funny how universal some life themes can be!

“Playboy” and “Second String” have already generated buzz among your fans. What emotions or messages do these new songs convey, and how do they contribute to the overall narrative of the album?

“Playboy” and “Second String” are both about not taking any BS from men, haha! They’re empowered in two different ways, standing up for yourself in both a ballad and uptempo banger. It’s something I think is also important to the theme of this album overall.

As a singer/songwriter, you often draw from personal experiences to create your music. Can you talk about some of the most significant moments or events that inspired the songs on “Made Me” and the two new tracks?

I think “We Both Know” had such a fun inception story! I wrote that one after hearing a story from one of my college friends about how they and one of our other friends’ were in a bit of a flirtationship. I wrote this based on their experience and wanted to really capture the feeling of having a crush on one of your close friends!

Collaborating with different producers and musicians can shape the sound and direction of an album. How did you approach the collaborative process while working on Made Me and the deluxe edition?

Mark Siegel was the producer on this entire project! I helped shape the sound of these songs by giving references and certain elements I knew I wanted in the tracks, Mark got the sound exactly like I wanted it. I also was in the studio when the musicians cut their parts and it was fun getting to be a part of creating those tracks as well!

What are some of the most valuable lessons you’ve learned during the creation of Made Me and the deluxe album and throughout your career thus far?

There are so many lessons, but I think the one that resonates with me most right now is the lesson that it’s okay to stand up for yourself and create a life that makes you happy, regardless of what anyone else thinks. You can’t control the way other people treat you, but you can control yourself and stay true to your values. 

Looking ahead, what can we expect from you as an artist? Are there any particular themes or styles you’re excited to explore in your future projects?

I’m actually working on a bit of a concept album right now! Mainly focused around the theme of mental health and improving yourself, I’m reaaaaally excited to show fans the songs I’ve been writing recently!