Stephanie Heitz – Fading Away [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

The three words that come to mind to describe my sound are soulful, soothing, and jazzy.

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

My new single, ‘Fading Away’ was inspired by my own personal journey with self-worth. My goal was to keep the overall vibe super edgy so it would appeal to a diverse audience. I hope my listeners walk away reflecting on this simple truth…If you’re constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you’ve already forgotten your value.

You are not afraid to blend genres. For example, you worked in last year with Zak Vortex in some 80’s pop. What’s next?

I’m all about showing a little versatility with my craft! Zak Vortex reached out to me with an invitation to work on a collaboration together, and I thought, “Why not?!” We had such a great time creating the two songs we released, and one of them even got some radio play on BBC Radio. While my heart gravitates toward R&B and soul music, I’ll continue to remain open in the future with my creative projects.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

My number one inspiration by far would have to be my jazz musician grandmother. She made a tremendous impact on my life. However, I’m a huge fan of Stevie Wonder! I feel super inspired when I listen to gifted artists like Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, and Joss Stone.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

The toughest obstacle I think I’ve faced as an independent artist is simply reaching people with my positive message. It’s not like I have a team of people working for me, so I have to be my own press agent, marketing expert, graphic designer, and the list goes on!

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

I finally got around to watching The Revenant during the quarantine, and it was definitely worth the two hour & thirty-six minute time investment!

Should we expect an album in the near future?

I’m so glad you asked! I just completed an EP with a fantastic producer from London that I’m planning on releasing this fall. Four songs will be featured on this EP, and I’d describe the theme as “faith-infused, gospel funk!” I’m really excited to share this heartfelt project with my listeners!

Thank you!

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