What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
I work on mostly sub-genre’s of pop. I really like how now, there can be so many different elements in songs, and there are so many different styles and things that you can do with music. The last few songs I’ve done are more electro-pop, and this new one that was recently released is more alternative/mainstream pop.
Give us a little bio about you.
I am from Roswell NM originally. I have one twin sister Elizabeth who also sings. I had moved to LA about 5 years ago, not planning on pursuing music, because I had always been so shy. I have always been involved with music, and wanted to do my own projects, but never thought I would. My friends really pushed me to do it, and I started taking small steps every day working on it. I’m so glad and thankful for that push. This is my dream come true, and I really enjoy working on music. I recently moved back to New Mexico for a while because my mom was sick. She ended up passing away in October, I really wanted to do a song for her, and that’s what inspired ‘Flame’.
What made you go in to music? answered above
Are you a signed?
No I’m not signed, but fingers crossed that that may happen someday, I continue to work hard every day, in hopes that my efforts will pay off, whether that means getting signed, or just being able to make a difference in others’ lives.
You have released your new single ‘Flame’, tell us more about the single.
It is inspired by my mom, who recently passed away from cancer. I wanted to do a song for her, but it all happened so fast, I couldn’t get the song done quickly enough, so I made one in her honor. She has never been one, to let anything get in the way of her life, family, friends or anything for that matter. She never once complained, she was always grateful, and had a very strong faith, no matter the circumstances. I know she was a light for so many people, and I really wanted to do a song, that might inspire other people. I wanted to send a message of never letting anything put out your flame. The song has 2 meanings because I want it to be relatable to everyone, no matter the situation that they’re faced with. The song is about this terrible person in your life that you’re in a relationship with, that’s trying to tear you down, but you aren’t letting them, and in reality, or depending on how you interpret it this “terrible person” is cancer. Which I hope means whatever it needs to mean to someone, to help them get through whatever they’re going through. I am also using this song to raise money, and donate a percentage of the proceeds to cancer research, in honour of everyone who has gone through it, is going through it, and those who it effects.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
I love having specific ideas like this and seeing where it can go. I started out jotting down ideas of what kind of song I wanted it to be, what feeling I wanted it to have, what it’s about, what idea I wanted to get across, and how can I make it relatable to everyone, and how can it be developed to help others. I worked with my amazing friends Jordyn Kane and AJ Arroyo. They are both amazing writers/composers/producers. They helped me get my ideas in order, and create something that we all thought was beautiful, and would incorporate all the elements of what I wanted it to be.
What was the recording process like?
The recording process, is always fun for me, I record at AJ’s, and it was actually one of the quicker recordings I’ve done with him, he really pushes me to my limit, which I love, because nothing would ever turn out how I wanted it to, without him. Sometimes it can get frustrating to me,but in a really good way. I really want things to be a specific way, and I get worked up sometimes when I can’t make it sound exactly how I want it to. This song in particular I wanted it to have elements of higher and lower octaves, to make it sound more interesting, and exciting on the parts it needed to be, but I really had to push myself on certain areas. I liked how it turned out, because even if you can tell I had to push myself, in my own opinion, it sounds more emotional, and honest.
Who did you work with on the single? see above
Will we see a video for ‘Flame?
Possibly, I would really love to work on a video, I have so many ideas for it, so follow me on social media for any updates on things like that.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
I am currently working on a new song this coming month, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I’ll be recording in Nashville with Andrew Gomez. I’m really excited because I’ve never been there!
Do you have any shows coming up?
I will be performing with my sister this coming Friday at the Walk for Hope in my hometown Roswell NM. I plan on doing more shows this summer as well, probably around New Mexico, and LA when I go visit.
What else can we expect in 2019?
I plan on doing something similar with my new song, that I’m doing with this song, in that, I want to use it to raise money for another cause that’s very close to ny heart, and my community, which is mental illness/homelessness. So keep an eye out.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
I do, I just worked on a song with a local artist from NM, Aphelion, so I’ll let everyone know when that’s coming out, I will also be working with Ray Sean, another artist from NM soon. I’m working with Otto Orlandi, that’s in the process of being produced, and working on a couple of different songs with M.A.L.O.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I would love to do collaborations, if you are interested please feel free to contact my manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
I can play piano, but I am currently working on singing and playing at the same time, which is harder than it sounds, or maybe just for me haha. I would also love to learn how to play guitar.
Who are your influences?
I think every single person in my life is an influence, and inspiration to me, everyone brings a different element, and something special to this life. Singing wise, I have always loved Christina Aguilera, she is amazing, and she inspires me so much. The most recent music influence for me, is Billie Eilish, I just think she’s amazing and so interesting, I love her style, and would love to incorporate some of her style into things I work on.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I get inspiration from situations in life, and from others’ situations. I am a very empathetic person and I really like to understand and feel what other people are really going through, and I love to help people, even if it can make the tiniest difference.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I like to see things day by day, because that’s really the only difference you can make right now, but I see myself still working on music, maybe starting some sort of organization to help my community that involves or incorporates music.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I am actually an RN. I currently work at NM Orthopaedics. Other than work, I really like spending time with my family and friends, and my beagle named Beagle. I love going on vacations, like everyone, and my sister and I are actually working on a book as well.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
There’s so many that have inspired me, I can’t pick one, but my all-time favourite song is Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Always do what you’re afraid to do, and always have faith and be humble, love, and support others. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody. Love your neighbours. There’s so much good advice, I can’t list it all.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
To Never let yourself stand in the way of your dreams. Because you’re the only person who can.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone”- Billy Cox
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I guess the Alien museum ha-ha. Actually there are a few museums in Roswell, that are pretty good to go to, so check them all out. A must though, is Burrito Express! It’s the best.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Home haha
2/ Who do you see first? Family/Friends/Beagle
3/What do you eat first? Burrito Express for sure
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
1) Faith 2) The words to my songs 🙂 3) Fans 4) Friends 5) Water and equipment
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you? Yes, thank you:
and my music is on all platforms