What is your genre of music?
My last album was folk pop, but my genre is changing, which is very exciting! My new music is more synth pop.
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a singer-songwriter who writes about love and magic and what it means to be a person. I’ve been writing songs since I was little, and performing professionally since high school. I’m totally independent and trying to make it in the new music industry – the one that’s powered by fans!
What made you go into music?
My parents are both musical, so I’ve been surrounded by music my whole life. I consciously decided to pursue music as a career while attending the Young Writers Workshop, a fantastically inspiring program that helped me figure out who I am as a writer and an artist.
Who are your influences?
I love women with big voices and big feelings – Joni Mitchell, Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, Florence and the Machine, Sia.
You released your new single ‘Reach Out’, tell us more about the single.
It’s probably my favorite song on the whole album. I cried happy tears when I heard the first mix of the track.
What is the meaning behind the single?
“Reach Out” is inspired by one of my favorite pieces of fiction, “The Adventure Zone”, a fantasy Dungeons & Dragons podcast by the McElroys. Among other things, “The Adventure Zone” is a story about hope, community, and radical compassion, which really spoke to me. I wanted to make a piece of art that expressed some of those feelings.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote the song sitting cross-legged on my floor with my guitar, thinking about “The Adventure Zone” and recording bits of it into my phone until it was complete. Recording it with my producer Austin Bello was really fun because we got to go big – the track is really epic, with strings and weird sounds and big drums. We got really creative and I absolutely love it.
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Who did you work with on the single?
Austin Bello produced “Reach Out” and also played all the instruments right there in the studio. He’s so talented and I’m so lucky to have worked with him on this album. The track was also mastered by the amazing Kevin Butler of Test Tube Audio, who did such great work on the whole album.
Will we see a Music Video for ‘Reach Out’ and if so what can we expect?
Yes! The music video for “Reach Out” is coming out very soon. I went really different for this video, since the song is about something very specific – if you know the phrase “animatic” then you have a great idea of what to expect!
Will we see an EP or Album this year and if so what can we expect from it?
“Reach Out” is the third and final single from my upcoming album “The New World”. I’m thrilled to say that it comes out really soon – November 5th! It will have eight songs on it.
Do you have any live shows coming up and if so where will you be heading?
I don’t have any live shows coming up, but I perform on Twitch three times a week! If you’ve never checked out music on Twitch before, I highly recommend stopping by – it’s always so fun, like a big living room show with friends.
What else can we expect in 2021?
I’m launching an official store and a Patreon this year – so the end of 2021 will be full of fun stuff!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I want to be touring the world, putting out music I love, and sharing it with my fantastic community.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
My friend used to say semi-ironically say “Everything is a gift” a lot, especially when something bad happened – now we all say it to get through the hard times!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
I literally always forget something at a gig. Usually it’s my setlist. But there’s also cables, capos, a microphone, merch – so many things to forget honestly!