Hey Josie!! So excited to be chatting with you again 🙂 How happy are you with all the success Bright One’s has been having?
I’m so excited about it! I knew Bright One’s was going to be awesome but I honestly didn’t expect it to do as good as it is so it’s pretty surreal for me.
What is it like being a part of Bright Ones?
Being a part of Bright One’s is like being a part of a really close family. We’ve all been together for so long and we have experienced so many things together so we have become really close.
What’s your favorite part about being a part of this amazing group?
I love getting to see everyone every time we do something together.
How excited are you for the release of the Bright Ones’ Movie?!?
So excited!! It’s been a while since we filmed it so to see it actually start coming to life is really cool.
Bright Ones’ Feature Film In Theaters On 4/22!! Ticket link here: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/bright-ones?date=2019-04-22%2000:00:00.000
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Super loud sometimes, Motivated, logical
What artists do you look up to right now?
I love John Mayer. I love his writing style and his incredible guitar playing. I also love Twenty One Pilots and the way that they are very intentional about how they put their albums together and the stories that correlate with all of the songs are really cool. Jack White is also a super big inspiration because of the amount of talent that he has and his ability to be super creative with his music and writing but still make it sound good.
You write a lot of your own music, what’s the process of writing one of your songs?
It usually starts with just a melody in my head, then I record it in my voice memos on my phone, then I go to my keyboard and come up with a chord progression for that melody, then I start figuring out what I want to get across to the listener so that I can start writing my lyrics.
What’s been your favorite song to write?
One of my songs that is called Starting It Right was my favorite to write because it’s so close to my heart and really says what I was feeling and needed so badly to write about right then.
You also self-taught yourself to play guitar, piano and ukulele!! What was your favorite instrument to learn how to play?
I love guitar because when I learn something new or finally get the hang of a song I’ve been trying to learn for a while, I get super into it and it feels so good to play.
Why do you think social media is so important for teen artists today?
To be completely honest, I think social media definitely has its positives but I think that it can become dangerous for teens. If not used super responsibly, social media can become a fountain of comparison and distraction. It’s so easy to get on Instagram or Twitter or YouTube and just keep scrolling. sometimes I scroll for so long that I don’t even enjoy it anymore, I’m just scrolling because I have nothing else to do. I think it’s a great platform for sharing your music and for putting your stuff out there for other people to see but I definitely think that breaks from social media are necessary because too much of it can affect your mental health, and can distract you from things that you really want to focus on.
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
I love them all! I love when my supporters ask me questions on my Instagram posts or Tweets and I try to respond to most of them!
What’s the feeling you get when meeting your supporters?
I get super excited! It’s also weird sometimes because I don’t realize that people actually know who I am until someone comes up to me haha!
What’s the feeling you get when you’re on stage and your fans are singing your songs back to you?
Well I haven’t actually totally experienced that yet because I haven’t sang any of MY songs to a crowd, but I love leading other people’s songs and it feels super awesome to know that the room is in a similar place that I am.
Are there any projects in the works you can tell us about?
I am actually working on a single right now on my own!! I am so excited and I can not wait to share it with the world!
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Have a good day!