You just released your newest single “All My Friends” & it’s awesome! I love it!! What has been your thought about the reaction of the song?
The reaction to the song has been amazing. I am so grateful and blown away by how many people have connected to the song. It’s been a great experience seeing this song shared with such joy and warm-heartedness.
Can you tell us the backstory of this song?
Matt and I wrote this song together thinking about old friends and hometown nostalgia. We’re both from New England living in Los Angeles away from our families, which is tough sometimes, but it also makes visiting family and friends back home so special. We wanted to capture that feeling of being home with old friends and living in the moment.
What’s been your favorite song to record and why?
Honestly, All My Friends was an amazing recording experience. It was one of the best days I’ve had as an artist.
What does it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
It’s exciting! It’s a little nerve-wracking because you never really know how your music will be received by the public, so all you can do is give it your best effort and hope for the best. Releasing All My Friends, has been nothing but rewarding and positive though!
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
Of course! There are so many people who have helped me from my parents to my siblings to my music professor from college to (no pun intended) all my friends who have continued to cheer me on and support me throughout this musical journey. And specifically, with this song, I have to thank all of the singers that were involved, the studio engineer, videographers and definitely a huge shoutout to Katelyn for the amazing piano.
What do you think makes your fan community/fandom different from others?
I think every artist has their community and fans, and I’m not sure if mine is any different, but I do know that they stick by me and make me feel like a big star, when that’s not really the case… yet! And I truly love them for that. I feel like they really know me and care about me.
What are three words you would use to describe your fans?
Genuine, dedicated, and amazing!
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
I’m just like them at the end of the day, and my songs are about common experiences we’ve all had. I do my best to write songs with my own unique voice because I think it’s important to be as authentic as possible. I feel so lucky that my fans can connect to my songs and my voice, but through the lyrics and melodies I want them to find their own unique thoughts and feelings. I put myself out there through my music, and (besides wanting people to like it!), I hope it inspires others to put themselves out there and be 100% themselves because that is the best thing you can be!
Are you planning any shows to promote your new music?
Yes! Sometime in March. I’ll keep you posted!
Do you have any pre-show rituals that help you get pumped up to meet your supporters?
Usually just a drink and trying to relax and remember this is what I love and life is good!
What is it like performing in front of your fans?
It’s the best feeling in world.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
I’m an open book, but whatever they don’t know is probably for the best!
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
Cardi B! That probably seems a little out of left-field but I love her personality. Also Rihanna and Lily Allen. I have so much admiration for strong female artists who don’t give a f***!
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
I feel like social media is a blessing and a curse, but either way it’s important for artists! It’s an opportunity to share your art with more people than you could have ever reached even just a few years ago. It’s crazy and amazing.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
My biggest goal right now has been my biggest goal my entire life (even when I was pretending it wasn’t) and that is to make a living off my music. It’s hard work and it’s a hustle, but I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing than creating music. It almost feels as if I don’t have any other choice! But in a good way 😉
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am working hard on my music, on my artistry, and I will continue to grow and strive to be better. I know how much you believe in me, and that is something I could never take for granted.