When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I’ve always loved to sing. I started out only writing songs when I was younger. I didn’t know that being an artist could be a career and when I found out I was like “that’s all I wanna be.” And I’m very stubborn so anything that didn’t align with me being an artist was a no-go for me.
I remember in 4th grade I did my first solo performance in a talent show and I got so much positive feedback. I felt very at home on the stage and I felt so many emotions that otherwise, I couldn’t tap into without the help of music at that time.
After that, I was involved in school choirs and regional choirs. I spent countless nights just singing, writing, and performing on sold-out tours in my bedroom. The passion that I had just never left me and that’s how I knew it had to be my career.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I’m releasing a song called “f.u.s.” on June 17th. This was probably the quickest I’ve ever written a song. I woke up one day thinking I could sleep my anxiety and depression away but it was still there the next morning, sadly. So I wrote a song about it, completely unfiltered.
Because the song is about my struggle with depression and anxiety, I wanted to make sure that it didn’t sound sad. I wanted to make it light-hearted even though in reality, it can be debilitating and difficult to deal with. This song just helps me to accept what I’m feeling instead of trying to control everything and I hope it can do the same for someone else.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shoutouts?
Yes! My friends and my family who support me along this journey. Also, two very amazing and talented producers that I have the privilege to work with. Marty and Eddy. I would have one song out if it wasn’t for them haha.
Eddy is truly like an older brother to me. We joke around a lot but he always has my best interest at heart. Love him.
Marty has pushed me, in the best way, and keeps me sane when I’m too in my head. Being able to be vulnerable with someone like that and not be judged just helps the music be even better and I’ve gained an amazing friendship out of it too. I’m forever grateful we met.
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What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I would say to completely be yourself. It sounds cliche but it’s the best advice I’ve ever gotten. Especially when there are so many people on social media to compare yourself to. Finding your voice and your sound is important too. And it’s okay if it sounds “strange.” That’s the beauty of being creative. You get to do whatever the hell you want because it’s your music and your experience. No one can take that from you.