What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a singer-songwriter from California, who loves touring and writing music – all while pursuing a degree from Stanford University.
What made you go into music?
I was really shy as a kid so my mom signed me up to audition for the school musical. I was hooked ever since. I started writing songs in middle school and soon realized that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Are you a signed?
Yes I’m signed to Kobalt.
You have released your new single ‘Intentionally’, tell us more about the single.
I wrote this song over a year and half ago. Originally it was for another artist, but I never found myself able to give it away. It’s become a representation of me – it’s a quirky pop song and it seems very typical, then it just hits you with some “funky” language (aka a lot of swear words). It’s unexpected but feels comfortable at the same time.
What is the meaning behind the single?
It’s about the feeling when someone makes you fall in love with them. It’s embodies “ugh I don’t want to need you but I do” and “I hate that I love you”
Describe the track in two words.
Cute & quirky
What was the writing process like?
The plan was to write it for another artist at first, so it was never about a direct experience in my life. But that allowed me to be really open to changing lyrics and making the song the best it could be.
What was the recording process like?
We used a lot of the vocals from the demo actually because it had an organic quality to it. We really tried to keep it simple, staccato, and quirky.
Who did you work with on the single?
Nico Stadi (Justin Bieber, Lindsey Sterling, Jason Derulo) and Josh Abraham (P!nk, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kelly Clarkson)
Will we see a video for ‘ Intentionally ’?
Yes! Watch it here!
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
Yes – I have so much inspiration from tour
Your heading on ‘Four Corner Tour’ with The Vamps, what can we expect from your set?
My set is high energy, fast paced, and fun! I’m the first one the audience sees so it’s my job to get the energy in the room feeling happy and excited for a wonderful night.
Have you got your set list sorted?
How did the opportunity come about.
I did a couple shows with the Vamps when they were in my hometown in California and they were so lovely and invited me to join them in their home!
Where will you be heading?
We went to Sheffield, Newcastle, Carlisle, Hull, Harrogate, Manchester, Leicester, Norwich, and Cambridge.
.What else can we expect in 2019?
This is the first time that I am letting the universe guide me. I do not have anything secret in the works. I’m open and working and letting what happens happen.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
Not yet! But I’m always looking for new inspiration and new perspectives.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you?
Yes yes and yes.
Do you play any instruments?
Guitar and piano – but not well. Just enough to write songs
Who are your influences?
John Mayer, Lennon Stella, Jon Bellion, Stevie Nicks
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Listening to music, feeling lonely, heartbreak, and a new experience.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I think I’ll be happy.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Figure out who you are, don’t let someone else figure it out for you.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’m fine, everything is going to be fine. I just repeat that to myself when I get nervous or stressed. I like it because I’m not promising myself that everything is going to be amazing, because sometimes things aren’t always amazing – but it will be alright, and I will survive.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
In Palo Alto, you have to visit Stanford campus – it really is beyond beautiful and sunny all the time!
Your coming off tour?
1/ Where do you go first? My bed!
2/ Who do you see first? My mom!
3/What do you eat first? Pizza!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Tea, honey, lip gloss, my wardrobe and my phone