What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
I’ve played music for most of my life. My dad plays and makes guitars, my mother is a singer, and my brother is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. I was classically trained on piano and was active in the choir and band. I learned how to play guitar later in life and cut my teeth as a songwriter in the Philadelphia music scene. I have been in Brooklyn for the past five years to explore and become more involved with electronic music.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
No Fear In Love was co-produced by Rosana Cabán. It is an album about heartbreak, letting go, and growing from that experience.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
No Fear In Love is close to my heart. I try to love without fear. Fear can deteriorate and destroy love.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as a more laid back version of Sylvan Esso. I’m a lover of synths and worked with Rosana Cabán to incorporate synths into each song. After that we layered vocals with the addition of reverb and delay to give them an ethereal effect. My vocal style has been compared to Mazzy Star and Victoria Legrand of Beach House.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Memoryhouse – The Years
Psychic Twin – Strange DiaryEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightCatcher in the Rye
Girls to the Front
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I like a balance of both. I enjoy collaborating and working out ideas in the studio. I also, enjoy the energy of connecting with an audience live.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I ran into Simon Raymonde’s wife in a bathroom in Austin, TX. I was wearing a custom made Cocteau Twins shirt and she said “my husband is in the band”. My project Primitive Heart is a nod to the Cocteau Twins. It is named after one of their songs.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I’ll leave that for you to decide.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
I’ll be releasing the album on all outlets and on vinyl and CD on October 25th with Shore Dive Records and GrindEthos. I’ll also be releasing a series of remixes throughout the year from Sunglitters, Memoryhouse and more. I’m very excited to share this album with everyone!
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What is the weirdest job you have ever had?
I dressed up as cartoon characters for kids birthday parties.
Photo credits: Angelys Ocana (1st one), Elizabeth Thorpe (2nd one)
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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