Hey! So excited to be chatting with you guys!! You guys just recently released your new single, “Worst Enemy”. Can you tell us how this song came about and the meaning of the song?
Hi!! It’s my pleasure, thank you so much for having me. My entire life, I’ve been pretty good about going after what I want and chasing my goals. The main culprit stopping me from ever doing anything is me… whether by procrastinating, doubt, fear or the main one for me: my OCD. It’s very easy for me to get locked up in my mind, and when that happens, it’s like everything just freezes. I’ve gotten much better at handling these emotions as I grow older, but it’s always there. I wanted to create a song that I can play whenever I feel one of those funks trying to take over.
What was it like working on this project with your sibling?
Working with my sister is awesome! Actually, the first time I ever sang, it was with her. She was singing Aladdin “A Whole New World” on a karaoke machine, and I jumped in for the guy part. We are both very similar, and “Worst Enemy” rings true for both of us. I think a lot of people will be able to connect with it! We all have our own demons and battles.
What’s been your thought on the reaction of the song?
Amazing! I am so grateful for all the positive feedback. This is a chill, uplifting song, and people seem to be vibing to it.
What inspired you guys to pursue music?
I think at our cores, we are both entertainers. I remember watching Backstreet Boys when I was younger and just learning their dances and dreaming about one day being like them. Michelle has been singing her entire life. Music is such a great way to express yourself; it’s a beautiful thing when you’re able to connect to a song and have it help you through something happening in your life.
What artists do you guys look up to right now?
I have always loved Bruno Mars: his group, his dancing, and his style. I really respect and look up to him. Michelle has always been a huge fan of Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Tori Kelly.
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
We sure do! After “Worst Enemy” I have a few other songs scheduled to come out. One called “Searching For You” and another one called “Hell Of A Night”. Can’t wait to share those with everyone!
Why do you think social media is so important for singers today?
I believe that social media is important because it’s all about connecting with your fans and getting your music out there. Social media is pretty much the best tool to do that.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I have always tried to maintain a close connection with my fans, it’s the most important part in my opinion. Even if it’s just a quick “Hello” or “Thank you”. You never know what a fan is going through or feeling, and it can make a world of difference for them.
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
Following up on the last answer about just saying “Hello”: I had a fan freak out on me and just couldn’t believe I reached back out. She said things like “I can’t believe it, thank you so much, you made my day, I can go to sleep happy tonight”. There’s been others, like fans crying out of joy but for some reason that other one stuck with me forever. Like I said, a simple “Hi“ and “Thank you” makes the world of difference. I love connecting with my fans.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
I try to be multi-platform, but if I had to choose one it would definitely be Instagram.
What’s an average day like for you guys?
Well, I also have a full time job, but outside of that, it consists of talking to fans, posting content, filming, recording studio, or any other events the label has set up for that day. When I have free time, I’m usually in the zone creating music.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years in your career and personal life?
My dream would be to have a strong foundation in my career and be out touring. Performing shows all around the world and meeting my fans. As for my personal life, I would love to hopefully find a significant other and start a family.
How has this whole music career experience been?
So far it’s been one hell of a roller coaster ride, ups and downs, emotions flying all over the place. The rush of singing live, being on set, or in the recording studio… there’s nothing like it, and I’m so grateful that I’m able to do what I love.
Do you have any advice for aspiring music artists?
Don’t let anyone change who you are, what you believe in, or say you can’t do something.. ever.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you all so very much! I can’t believe all the support/kindness, and without you this wouldn’t be possible! Don’t be shy to reach out and hopefully we can continue this journey together for many many more years. There’s a lot of cool stuff coming up that I can’t wait to share with everyone! Thank you.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview 🙂