What informs your music and songwriting?
Life. When I write songs I’m always influenced by what’s going on in my life at the moment. I find it difficult to write about things I don’t know about.
How have you evolved as an artist over the years?
When I first starting singing professionally I was so concerned about what everyone else thought and making music that everyone else was doing. It was artistically stifling. As I’ve matured and experienced life more, I’ve found my voice and am not afraid to use it. When I stopped being afraid of my fire my career started to really come together and my sound evolved with it.
What are you up to at the moment artistically?
I’m in the studio writing and recording new music for an upcoming project.
What’s it like to operate in the music industry today?
It’s cool. I think now more than ever it’s imperative for artists to wear multiple hats. On every project I’m completely hands on – from the music to the photos to the marketing ideas, etc. It’s great being in control of your career today.
What’s on your rider?
I’m really low maintenance – fruit flavoured sparkling water and a chicken breast salad.
Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.
My most surreal moment to date was hearing my music on the radio for the first time. It was like I was having a lucid dream or something. I couldn’t stop talking about it for a full 24 hours. Stuff like this just seems so far fetched when you’ve been through what I’ve been through to get to this point.
What’s your worst lyric?
I like all of my lyrics. I write about my life and things that I go through and things that matter to me. Love them or hate them, they come from a real place so I can’t say anything negative about my lyrical content. They’re definitely not for the faint of heart.
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