Ezrae – Not My Job [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

energetic, honest, bossy.

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

it’s about wanting something with a guy and being upfront and confident about it. i’ve seen many songs where men write about women like this so it should be okay for me to be forward and honest about the same topics in my songs too. it’s about breaking boundaries and gender stereotypes. if i want something i’ll go get it.

What first got you into music?

i’ve never not been into music, i went to my first gig when i was 4 to see James Blunt and I always wanted to be like him. then i used to watch Hannah Montana and that kinda influenced me and i started writing songs at like 7 years old after watching that show, it just stuck and i’ve carried on with it since. I knew from the age of 7 that i wanted to be a singer.

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

right now i love Chase Atlantic. they’ve really influenced my sound and they’re growing quite a bit at the moment. also Carlie Hanson, i saw her live when she supported Yungblud and i think she’s great.

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

My biggest challenge is accepting that there will be times where I feel like i’m the worst artist in the world. I set myself really high expectations as a perfectionist which is sometimes overwhelming so it’s hard for me to realise that songs take a lot of time to perfect, they don’t always come easily like i wish they would and this shouldn’t make me feel like less of an artist.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

id tell my younger self to focus on what i love the most and don’t let comments from small minded people affect me. i faced a lot of “oh really? you wanna be a singer? try something more realistic” from teachers and peers – the people who are meant to support me. i’m glad i didn’t listen and i’m glad my parents were always supportive.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

I don’t really have any fans at the moment haha it feels weird calling anyone who likes my music a ‘fan’. but obviously like any other artist i wanna thank them for supporting me and I want them to know that i’m grateful that they can relate to my music and tell me that in confidence.

Thank you!


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