What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Some have called it Indi-folk, though I think it can be quite pop-esque!
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m 17 years old, from Carmarthen in South Wales and have recently released my debut album ‘Perfect on Paper’, which is available on Spotify, Amazon, etc.
What made you get into music?
When I was younger my grandmother Myfanwy and I used to sing together a lot. She really got me into singing and performing.
Are you signed?
Not currently! I think unsigned artists are getting a lot of support from the community though, especially in Wales.
You have released your album ‘Perfect On Paper’, tell us more about the album.
This album has been a long process but it’s definitely been worth it. There’s 12 songs, and each one tells a different story.
What was the writing process like?
I’m constantly writing new music and for this particular album the songs were already there. We had to narrow my songs down to 12 and choose the strongest tracks and in the end I think we made the ugh decisions.
What was the recording process like?
I love the studio and so the recording process was fun for me. I love hearing my tracks come to life with different instruments and production.
Describe each track in two words.
I’d say quirky and out-of-the-box (if that counts as one word!)
You mentioned it had Spanish influence on the album, how did that come about?
My producers Nick Swannell and David Aspden actually came to me with the starting riff of the title track ‘Perfect on Paper’ and asked me to develop it rhythmically and add lyrics. The riff had elements in it that sounded Spanish to me, and so I developed that more and turned the song into a kind of Spanish love-hate story.
What message are you trying to get out?
To continue with your projects no matter what anybody thinks! If they mean something to you, it doesn’t matter what other people make of it.
Which TV channel would you like one of your songs to be played on?
MusicOTFuture from LIVE! I think I perform best live because I really get into it and perform in the moment!
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
I am trying to organise a tour, but i think I’ll have to build up a bigger fan base before doing that. I’m trying to get in contact with as many radios, venues and festivals as I can to get my music heard. I’m playing in The Big Cwtch Festival at the end of August!
If so where are you thinking of heading?
I want to go all around Europe! Everywhere! A world tour!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
I don’t at the moment but it’s something I’m definitely keeping an open mind to, I would love to collaborate with someone if I got the chance!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I’d definitely be up for that! You can contact me directly, either on my Twitter, @GgFearnMusic, or my email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar and piano, though I mainly accompany myself with guitar when performing live.
Who are your influences?
For me and my writing process I’d say that literature and films are my biggest influences. A lot of the songs from the album are based from arts, for example, Does It Ever Make You Wonder is based off the movie franchise The Hunger Games.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I hope that my music is still being heard and played and that I’ve released more albums with new tracks!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I go to college in Swansea and I plan to study English Literature in university, but I’m also very interested in politics! I also like to draw, as can be seen by my album cover, and I enjoy theatre.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Melanie Martinez was a big influence in me writing my own music because she explores darker themes, something I also enjoy doing through music.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Simply to always be myself, and never let anyone make me feel like I can’t be me.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
To just persevere! Keep doing what you’re doing no matter what knockbacks try to bring you down.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Llansteffan Castle is very beautiful, I’d definitely recommend seeing it and the history behind it, it’s so interesting.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Straight home! I’d miss Carmarthen.
2/ Who do you see first? My parents to tell them both all about it. They’re very supportive.
3What do you eat first? There’s a really nice pizza place in Carmarthen, I’d definitely order a takeaway and relax!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My dad (he’s my roadie!), my boyfriend (my bodyguard!), my iPad in case there’s any requests, my favourite guitar and my lucky red scrunchie!