A SOUL-COUNTRY POP ARTIST FOR YOUR PLAYLIST! INTRODUCING ‘SUSAN HISEY’ AN ARTIST THAT TAKES ALL HER EXPERIENCES AND EMOTIONS WHICH CREATES HER UNIQUE SOUND GIVING LISTENERS ALL THE FEELS.

What is your name?
Susan Hisey

What is your genre of music? 
Soulful-Country-Pop

Give us a little bio about you. 
I am from Elyria, OH, a suburb of Cleveland. I moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University as a Commercial Music major and stayed after graduating. I have a very musical family and grew up being very involved with music. I grew up singing classical music and musical theater, but singing commercially was always what I loved most and planned to focus on. I have been teaching voice lessons and vocal groups, singing in writers rounds, I most recently performed in Matt Davenport Productions’ “American Big Band: Home for the Holidays,” and I lead worship at my church. I am passionate about the mental health conversation and about Jesus and hope to incorporate both into my music.

What made you go into music?  
My musical family, they have just always been a part of who I am.

Who are your influences? 
Patty Griffin, Caitlyn Smith, Linda Ronstadt, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline.

Are you signed? 
I am not.

You are set to release your new single ‘Coma’, tell us more about the single.  
This single is about the “coming-to” feeling of coming out of the darkness of anxiety, but also what it was like with intense anxiety. I’ve always had general anxiety, but a few years ago, there was a period of three years I struggled with panic attacks for the first time. After counseling, prayer, and yes medicine, I was able to come out of it and feel like myself again.

What is the meaning behind the single?
It is a journey of my own struggles with anxiety disorder. 

What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote this song with two friends. I was telling them how I was feeling about getting to a better place with anxiety, and how in therapy, I described it as coming out of a coma. We all connected on anxiety and talked about our experiences. I remember Mandy coming up with the first verse, Kris coming up with the Chorus and bridge, and I came up with the second first.

Describe the track in two words. 
Real/honest and revival.

Who did you work with on the single? 
I wrote it with Mandy Brooke and Kris Bradley, Justin Wantz produced, and Devon Lancaster directed the video.

Will we see a Music video for the single ‘Coma’, what can we expect from the creative process?  
Yes, I released the video on June 28th! I had such a vision for the video. When recording the demo the day we wrote the song, I imagined a black and white video with me walking in an empty white space in casual clothes, and showing experiences of what it’s like with anxiety.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?  
I’m hoping to have an EP or a couple of singles after this. I am working on writing some more and making content. I really would also like to have conversations regarding mental health and faith via podcasts, blogs, etc. it’s all just unfolding now, so I don’t have an EP set in stone yet!

Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
I do not!  Focusing more on content.

What else can we expect in 2022?
I’m not sure yet, it’s just starting to unfold but I’m excited to see where things go in regards to music and conversations about Jesus and mental health.

Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them? 
I am starting to co-write with other artists in Nashville, but don’t have any releases set up with them yet. I would love a fun collab on writing, singing/playing, and with mental health and/or Christian-focused organizations.

Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them? 
I am starting to co-write with other artists in Nashville, but don’t have any releases set up with them yet. I would love a fun collab on writing, singing/playing, and with mental health and/or Christian-focused organizations.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I see myself being a worship leader, helping others and their mental health in some form with my music and any other way I can.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
  Honestly, just two main things I can think of right now…Water and time. Haha! To keep those vocals hydrated and to be prepared and set up in enough time.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you? 

Yes! Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.


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