Describe your sound in 3 words
soulful, powerful, genre-bending
Tell us a few things about your new song “Lifeline”. What is the main idea behind it?
Lifeline is a song about temptation and vices. Using your vices to feel a little closer to consciousness. We all have a lifeline, it’s about how you use it and if I have the willpower to avoid it.
For which lyric you are most proud of?
“I never said I needed savin’ I just needed a safe haven”
Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?
Snoh aalegra was a big inspiration to this track, just based off of her production alone, but vocally I am always influenced by soulful powerful women. Alicia keys, Adele, lady Gaga, are such some of the women that inspire me.
What would you change in the music industry?
I would change the constant need to fit into a mold, because great legendary music doesn’t fit anywhere. The music that stays on the radio, or in people’s minds for decades is the stuff that isn’t going with the grain of the times, it’s a new innovation of sound, and we can’t hear these innovations if we don’t allow them to exist outside of a mold.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I have ever gotten was from a teacher who was giving a lesson on auditioning, he said “do not forget, you have a right to be here”, something so simple yet so powerful when repeated to yourself can completely eliminate your imposter syndrome. When you’re in a room with a lot of important people, or people that you might feel are more experienced than you, it’s easy to crawl into a shell and hide yourself, but if you just remember that you have just as much a right as anyone else to be in your position, you’ll be okay and you’ll stand up straight again.
What would you say is your biggest vice?
My biggest vice is probably feeling like I’m never doing enough. It’s a lie that my mind will tell me over and over again even while I am overwhelmed. It causes me to feel paralyzed like I do not want to work on anything and I just want to go out and party.
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