When did you first know you wanted to become a musical artist? What was the first song you ever wrote?
I have dreamed of being on stage and using my voice to make a positive impact on the world ever since I was a little girl. I always loved music because it was able to connect the world inside my head and my endless thoughts to my reality. When I was 13 I started to really struggle with dark feelings and existential questions and I needed a way to cope and gain my power back. That’s when I wrote my first song on the piano, it was called “Already Gone.”
My life is double sided
Im buried in the lies they keep me from fighting
My soul is on fire
In the corner quiet
I try to control the demons inside it
I wanna start over but I don’t wanna start a riot
So don’t look for me I’m already gone
I’m bad at making choices
In my head a hundred voices
I’m conflicted, drunk on confusion, Im addicted
My thoughts are like drugs, I stand convicted
What’s wrong with my head? all these mysteries
So don’t look for me I’m already gone
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
I have really been inspired by so many different artists. I love all kinds of music. I would say Top 5 would be:
What’s in your IPOD this week?
I’ve been loving the song “It ain’t Over till it’s Over” by Lenny Kravitz, I’m reading his biography and it’s really inspiring. I’ve also been living the artists Samia (alternative) and Elderbrook (EDM) lately. As you can see, it’s really a mix of everything. I think good music is good music, doesn’t matter the genre.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
I think the music scene in NYC is starting to come back now. It was hard for awhile with COVID but It’s coming back alive. There’s a lot of hip hop, alternative rock, and alt pop as well. Also a lot of mixing genres and creating completely new sounds. I’m super excited to go see live shows and perform again.
What do you like most about playing live?
I love the energy release that happens when I’m on stage. I feel like it’s the only time I’m 100 percent living in the moment and it’s the best high in the world.
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
The song “Lullaby” from the soundtrack I wrote for the Last Survivors movie definitely stands Out to me. I wrote it about growing up and realizing that all the pain and heartache your parents/elders tried to shield you from is inevitable. It’s ultimately me making the decision to choose to embrace it rather than live a lie or run away from my pain. I love the production and the haunting Melodies and how I just allowed myself to be really free and innovative with it.
What’s the best concert you’ve been to?
Probably Kendrick Lamar’s damn tour. I love how he combined dance, performance art, storytelling, and music to make it a super impactful experience. He’s also just so talented as a rapper and a lyricist and I loved seeing the world his words and ideas create come to life .
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
I would definitely wanna co-write with Kanye West, I think he’s such a genius musically and just to see his process would be amazing. I would love to have dinner with Paul McCartney, I feel like he’s just full of wisdom and I could learn so much from him. I would also love to work with J Cole, I’m such a big fan of his.
What are your goals for the future?
I would love to go on a world tour and I would love to write the soundtrack for a major film one day. I just love creating art and being able to make an impact. I definitely wanna use music to help heal and bring people together. I’m very passionate about mental health and yoga and mindfulness so I would love to use music and those philosophies to help people stay present and find happiness and make it free and accessible for as many people as possible. Especially for children, we aren’t taught to be happy and love ourselves and I think it’s such a shame that so many kids grow up unable to see how incredible and beautiful they really are.