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.
Since I was four years old, I was drawn to the pop music my teenage cousin played on the house stereo. From an early age, artists like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Cher, and Ricky Martin led to my musical journey. I started playing piano when I was six years old and developed infatuations for different music genres such as classic rock, classical, and broadway tunes. Throughout my life, I went through more musical phases such as witch house, grunge, PC music, and screamo music. Now that I’m more grown, I don’t feel obligated to stick to one genre. I started taking my song-writing seriously when I entered my twenties and started working on and helping produce my own records. My sound has many influences and experimental vibes which also reflects me as an entity.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
I have many current releases. I have been working on records for quite some time and wanted to experiment with all the styles that influence my sound, and see where it leads.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
My main influences musically would have to be Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, Jim Morrison/The Doors, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode.
My main influences non-musically would have to be Drew Barrymore, Harvey Milk, Harmony Korine, Gareth Pugh, and The Muppets.
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?
My sound differs from different artists/bands because it has a lot of nostalgia but a spark of originality. My music represents the past, present, and future.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
My three desert albums would have to be Erotica by Madonna, Celebrity Skin by Hole, and Product by SOPHIE.
My three desert movies would have to be The Doom Generation, Scream, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
My three desert books would have to be The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Party Monster by James St. James, and Complete Poem and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I prefer live performance. I am more in my element when I perform and consider myself a performer first. When I perform, I give my all, demand attention, and I make sure to make it fun.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I have no funny stories to share relating to my music career, but I will keep you updated. A funny moment I can share that has to do with music is when I was 17, I went to an Iggy Azealia concert and winded up getting kicked out for peeing on the floor. I was trying to be discreet and couldn’t get out of the crowd. I eventually got kicked out. I cried. I laugh back now thinking about it.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
The track that is the most unique to me is Brando Knows Best. This track is unique because it is written from an interesting perspective. It follows a concept that can relate to all generations. Everyone knows Marlon Brando as an respected handsome icon that influenced many people, especially in the acting industry. Although this song is about a toxic relationship with a reference to old Hollywood, it’s still relatable today because everyone is trying to be famous. Everyone in LA might think they will be an actor eventually, and so many people struggle with rejection. The production is unique because it provides ambient drone sounds with mellow guitar, and sweet but haunting vocals. It has commercial potential as well can be seen as something more not mainstream. Altogether, it’s a universal song that’s very personal to me.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
I plan to keep going and to not look back. I plan to never stop or give up hope. I also plan to play a show in London in the near future. Ultimately, I want to be recognized for my talent and have my own safe creative space I can share with the world. I hope you will be apart of mine if you’re reading.
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