What elements and/or characteristics made you say to yourself that you wanted to do music for a living? Who are your influences/heroes/role models?
Alanis Morrissette and Shirley Manson have been two unique artists that influenced me.
Both Alanis and Shirley are spirited and gutsy while keeping it feminine. I want to follow their lead while bringing my own unique twist. Music is about storytelling and I wanted to do this and express my love of music in an electric manner.
If you could compare yourself to an already established artist, who would that be and why? If you don’t like to compare yourself, then music-wise, what separates you from other musicians?
Music is a direct representation of who I am as a person I look at these songs as if I was talking to a friend and how I would explain it.
Going back to artists such as Alanis, Kate Bush, and Shirley Manson, I would not compare myself to them but I would say I have a definite influence from them I find these artists strangely poetic. In this sense, they are always telling a story.
Everyone in life goes through adversity of some sort. Is there anything in your life that has any influence on the kind of songs you write? What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure on your path to becoming a musician?
This year has been most difficult, not just on myself but everyone due to the pandemic. I have never experienced anything like this. This year has been challenging for everyone. I’ve been working hard to finish recording my debut EP which will come out sometime this year 2021. I am just trying to stay focused and hope that we can get back to being some kind of normal? Through this year I have met so many talented people I have been able to work with. It’s uplifting. It has kept me going.
Are you able to make a living with your music? If so, how were you able to attain a career doing what you love? If not, what do you do in order to fund your music career? What advice would give to someone who’s interested in pursuing a career in music?
I do balance my musical aspirations with my full-time employment. We will see what the future brings as I would love to make it my full-time career. You have to be willing to take chances. You must engage your audience. You have to be there. As other people have said, you have to be in the place where it’s happening – and not only that, you have to be with the people who are making it happen.
How do you think the internet and social media affected the music industry and how musicians are able to market themselves? Social media is obviously an extremely important element in today’s world, especially when it comes to business, branding, marketing, etc. With that being said, do you think an artist will be able to survive in today’s music industry if they’re not social media savvy?
Social media in this day and age, is a huge part of everything in life. It is a great marketing tool and a way to reach people all over the world. You can make connections quickly. It is a great way to reach out to your fans, especially during this year with the Pandemic. Online concerts, virtual meetings are…huge part of this year. Social Media platforms have given musicians more control over the distribution of their music I do believe. Whether this is going to become the way the industry is going…time will tell. I believe we have to be adaptable to be successful.