What made you go into music?
I have always felt a deep pull towards music in the depths of my soul, though I didn’t fully realize this consisted of creating music until later. Though original music would pop in my head since I can remember, I didn’t share this with anyone until after high school thanks to some amazing musicians who encouraged me to share my music with people. When I was living in Korea, I started consistently practicing ukulele after school to cope with the difficulties of moving to a different country and that allowed me to start composing music for myself. Since then, significant events kept happening to deepen my commitment to music.
Who are your influences?
The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Eleanor Friedberger, Jewel, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Sheryl Crow to scratch the surface! Every song from the CD: sounds of the 60s. Colbie Collait, Jason Mraz, Vance Joy and Eliza Doolittle really influenced this single, ‘Wouldya Bee’.
Are you a signed?
No, I’m an indie artist for now, but well see what happens!
You released your new single ‘Wouldya Bee’, tell us more about the single.
The first part of “Wouldya Bee?” came to me while I was on a date at Bee Sanctuary. Naturally I sang it into the voice recorder on my phone where I keep tidbits of my songs to finish when the time is right. Fast forward to a few years later to a pandemic, I decided the world needed a bright cheery song and decided to bring “Wouldya Bee?” to life. The introspective story with this song reflects my journey around my perceptions of romantic love. There have been times in my life where I struggled with balancing romantic relationships with my needs for growth, achievement, and evolution. Part of me thought romantic love and deep internal work conflicted with each other. Though I had rich and beautiful experiences with romantic love, I thought it was a distraction from making positive change in the world and reaching my full potential. Part of me really feared long-term commitment. After travelling and exploring the world I realized I should start questioning these beliefs. Through my solo travel journeys I truly practiced independence, and a lot of growth came from it. I was able to have meaningful conversations with monks, and highly evolved thinkers. It was one world-class healer that taught me that romantic love is not only in conflict with bringing our gifts to world but can add the fuel and support to make it even more powerful. The greatest spiritual growth does not need to happen when you are meditating alone but can also happen between two people who love and honour each other and want to become better people together. Though I was single when I wrote “Wouldya Bee?” it represents an internal shift that reflects my readiness for creating a beautiful, loving relationship with another person. So, one might say I wrote it for my future hubby!
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
As I mentioned the writing happened over a few years. I recorded remotely which was a major growth opportunity for me!
Who did you work with on the single?
The producer, Randy Kalsi.
Will we see a music video for ‘Wouldya Bee’ and if so, what can we expect from it?
AbsoluteBEE! In fact, its already out. You can find it on youtube:
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
Definitely! I will be releasing more singles before that, but I anticipate it being more complex music-wise with themes of hope, love and overcoming.
What else can we expect in 2021?
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
On Top 40! Also, running a not-for-profit that uses music to raise awareness to issues that matter.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My ukulele, my lyrics, my performance zone, my purse and lots of love for the audience.