What is your names?
What is the band’s name?
Paging Doctor Moon
How did you come up with the band’s name?
Doctor Moon is a character on Doctor Who (my favorite show). He’s a therapist that lives in a little girl’s imagination. She created him to help fix her sadness and fear. My music does the same thing for me. I always say that someone smarter than me lives in my brain & writes my lyrics, so I’m Paging Doctor Moon anytime I write a song.
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Pittsburgh, PA. Music has been in my life for as long as I can remember and I started writing songs as a teenager. After producing artist showcases in NYC for two years, I started an indie soul collective in Brooklyn in 2018. We gigged around the city regularly until COVID, when we decided to record an album.
What made you go into music?
My dad played the piano, so I’ve been singing since I learned to speak. I started song writing as a form of personal psychotherapy; my songs are intimate, introspective and allow me to process my experiences. Music is healing, and it’s important to me to share my stories in the hopes that hearing them can help someone else feel less alone. I believe in our innate abilities to build strength through vulnerability. I want my music to help others release their stagnant memories through creating an emotional landscape that’s safe to explore.
Who are your influences?
Lianne La Havas, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, Alanis Morissette
You released your new single ‘Haunted’, tell us more about the single and upcoming album out in March.
‘Haunted’ is the second single off of our debut album, ‘Lost My Body’ that is coming out in March. The album is a 9 track exploration of dissociation, toxic relationships and healing. It’s genre-bending, high energy, very emotional, and a lot of fun.
Describe ‘Haunted’ in Two words.
Haunted – introspective, haunting
Who did you work with on the track?
Julian Giaimo produced and engineered the record. Morgan Karabel played drums and co-wrote Haunted, and Michael Bunin played guitar.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote all of the songs except for ‘Haunted’ by myself in my bed over the course of two or three months. Morgan, Michael and I workshopped the songs together every week and continued to work on them virtually during quarantine. We went to our friend Julian Giaimo’s house in upstate New York to record for two separate weeks over the summer. We had a blast, learned so much and came up with a great album.
Will we see a music video for the track?
Yes! Haunted has a music video coming out soon. Follow us for updates!
Describe each track off ‘Lost My Body’ in two words.
Lost My Body – ethereal, floaty
What Would You – exciting, boppy
White Knight – nasty women
Please Get Out Of My Life – funky, empowered
Dumpster Fire – explosive, honest
Little Armored One – intimate, heartfelt
Forget – playful, stanky
Haunted – introspective, haunting
What else can we expect in 2021?
Full album is coming out in March! After the album, we are going to take a few months to workshop and record some new material. I have roughly 85 songs ready to be recorded, and we’ve really only just begun.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I want making music to be my main source of income, and I want to be touring. It doesn’t really matter to me what level I get to, as long as I have an engaged community. I want to travel and connect with other survivors and writers to help spread the message of building strength through vulnerable dialogue. Ideally, I’d love to help other people uncover their own truths and move towards peace.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Don’t take advice from anyone you don’t want to be like
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Water, my guitar, water, to warm up, water