Hi Violet! Great to have you here!
IG or Tik Tok?
Oof that’s tough. I’m honestly more active on Instagram. #millenniallife
When did you know music was your calling?
The first time I really sang solo in front of a crowd. I was 12 and my mom signed me up for a karaoke contest in a Nebraska Furniture Mart parking lot somewhere in Kansas. Haha! I sang Respect by Aretha Franklin and I ended up winning 1st place! It was wild! I had never felt such a rush before. I was overflowing with emotions – nervousness, excitement, joy, etc. And simply the fact that I was able to bring everyone else happiness by performing, I knew that’s what I wanted to do all the time.
Do you need to be in a certain mood to write?
Not necessarily, I can pretty much write in any situation. Honestly, my mood just fuels the type of song I write that day.
How do you know when a song is finished?
Usually, we know the song is finished when my co-writers and I are jumping up and down and high-fiving each other. 🙂
What is the most meaningful song you have ever written?
It’s probably my newest one coming out in November. It’s called Masterpiece. It’s a song that I hope brings everybody together. This year has been pretty wild/stressful and there’s a lot of negative energy around so I just wanted to write something to remind everybody (I know it’s cliche) that we really are all in this together. We’re all stuck at home, lots of us have lost our jobs, and life is just kind of at a halt right now. Honestly, I just wanted a song to let people know that it doesn’t matter how much money you make, or what your political/social stance is or, what the color of your skin is; we all bleed the same blood and we’re all important and we all have a purpose in the world. And I just wanted to remind everybody to be kind to one another.
What is the first song you ever wrote?
It’s funny, I used to be in a 70s bluesy, rock kind of band in college and the first song that I ever wrote was with them. It’s called Let It Burn and it was a blues/jam song that was about having feelings for somebody, trying to resist them, but it’s no use. It’s just about letting go and letting it roll; kind of a let the cards fall where they may kind of piece.
What makes you feel powerful?
When I get my eyeliner even on both sides. Haha! I don’t know, I just feel like I can take on the world when my wings are even. LOL
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