An Exclusive Interview With Talented Artist maevesteele

Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?

Definitely more exciting. If I decide I’m going to write a song, I already have a lyric or sound in mind.

Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?

My songs tend to come pretty easily, once I have that initial idea. I hate the idea of sitting around and waiting for inspiration to strike – it’s definitely a numbers game, if I’m always jotting down lyrics and ideas, some of them will resonate and then can be developed into full songs.

Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?

If you’re nice to everyone and work hard, you can’t fail. You might not meet a specific goal, but you won’t have failed.

Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?

Minimalist, dreamy, melancholic, lyrically focused, and probably a little moody.

Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?

I draw inspiration from everything – you should see the notes section of my phone, it’s chaos. I love the way words fit together, I think successfully writing a clever line is the best feeling. I usually get inspiration from a certain line or string of words, and it’s so rewarding when I can grow that into a full song.

Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?

I don’t really look at music as something I have to balance with the other aspects of my life, it’s more of a way to make sense of them. I think I’m always going to enjoy writing music, so it may as well be something I pursue