What is your genre of music?
That’s a hard question. I’m not really sure if I’d define it under one genre, mainly because when writing I let myself wander as far as genre, style, and sound go.
Give us a little bio about you.
I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. I relocated to Minnesota when I was 5, then moved to Portland when I was 10. Right now I move between Los Angeles and Portland. I’m a recording artist, model and actor. I released my first album in 2016. I’ve participated in events as a model with such brands as Macy’s. As an actor I made my onscreen debut in Chloë Sevigny’s short film, “Carmen.”
What made you go into music?
As a kid, I was always passionate about music, but I never considered going into the industry until my vocal coach at the time gave me the opportunity to create an album. While going through that process and learning I fully discovered that my passion for music ran much deeper than just a music lover.
Are you signed?
No, I am not
You released your single ‘Steady,” tell us more about the single.
“Steady” is a collaboration single I did with Kay-Ree (BrokeBoii at the time). It was one of my first collaboration songs.
What is the meaning behind “Steady”?
“Steady” speaks on the changing feeling of being sturdy in what you do and stand for, and then suddenly feeling unsteady and unsure. In the music industry especially, that feeling is very prevalent. Sometimes you’re feeling full of confidence in your music and other times you feel horrible and extremely unsure. I wanted to write a song expressing that uncertainty.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
I worked with Kay-Ree, who is featured on the single as well, and Mike G in production and mixing.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
Yes definitely. Hard to say when right now with quarantine and all, but there will for sure be an EP as well as an album. All I can really say is its theme will be within the realm of love.
Do you have any online shows coming up?
Not at the moment, no. It’s something we’ve been considering though.
What else can we expect in 2020?
Hard to say. I’m hoping to release some music in the later half of the year depending on how things go.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Not at the very moment, no.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? And who would they have to contact?
Definitely, an email to our business email would be the best way (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also visit my website for more information on who to contact.
Do you play any instruments?
I tend to say I dabble in some instruments. Those being drums, piano, and guitar mainly.
Who are your influences?
I have many. To name a few: Jackie Wilson, Sam Smith, Ray Charles.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
– That depends honestly. Sometimes inspiration strikes, while other times it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Life experiences, stories I hear or read, and sometimes I’ll just see something random and an idea will appear.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
That’s a bit hard. Definitely still doing music. I’m hoping to expand to acting as well. I’d like to release a lot of music in the next 5 years.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Hanging out with my pets, spending time with my boyfriend, reading, binging TV, the usual.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
There were a lot of songs that influenced me in that way, but I’d say more often than others Sam Smith’s songs do.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Cliché as it sounds, “be you”. Mainly because in this industry it can become very hard to stay strong and confident in who you are and what you do. It can make you want to change to make things easier, but with trying to stay true to me I’ve found the most success and satisfaction.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Probably the same advice I had been given and for the same reasons.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’m not sure if I really have one, but I always try and be honest to others and myself.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
My favourite Thai food restaurant: Thai Peacock. It’s in downtown Portland and it’s amazing. For sure order some food from there sometime if you’re in the area.
You’re coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Probably back to PDX to be around familiar faces.
2/ Who do you see first? My family and my boyfriend.
3/What do you eat first? Have to say Thai food from my favorite from the last question: Thai Peacock.