"Fate is in your hands"
Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us more about your beginnings in the industry!
So, my beginnings were pretty rough actually. I had no idea what I was doing or how I was
going to get there, but I knew I wanted to pursue my music and be an artist. I had a
breaking moment where I decided to quit my job, quit school and quit my boyfriend all in the
same week! Very dramatic...then I began a pretty rough start to my career as an artist, but
never really looked back. I didn’t really know how one began going about recording their
own music. I decided I would join the local Atlanta circus instead because it seemed like a
way to gain experience performing. This was probably one of the best decisions I made in
the beginning because it led me to finding myself as a songwriter through sessions with one
of the troupes musicians.
Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
I have been living in Los Angeles California as of one year. I drove out from my hometown
of Atlanta Georgia in January 2019 with my Toyota Corolla filled to the brim!
Goals for 2020 and beyond?
Take the world by storm!! I want to have my music lend to so many different stories and
others artistry; film, television and beyond. I want to do more traveling and performances,
and just share my music with anyone who needs it.
What have been the specific challenges in your career so far? What have been the
greatest achievements so far?
I would say the most challenging aspects of being an artist can be believing in yourself
when it gets quiet. There are moments where I am like, what the hell am I doing?!?! It’s not
an easy pursuit, but I am so blessed with an incredible team and with friends and family that
set me straight when I go down that rabbit hole. I must say 2019 has had less of that than
any other year. Making note, here in this interview that hopefully 2020 is self-doubt free! But
hey, I’m human.
When I’m doubting myself, I try to reflect on all I’ve been able to accomplish, instead of what
I’m reaching for. I have had a lot to be thankful for. I released eight singles in 2019 and
established the most wonderful team of artists who truly believe in what I do and work hard
to bring my concepts to life. I’ve been able to travel abroad and share my music as well as
speak on the radio about my projects. I’ve performed steadily every month and am very
thankful for this.
What was your inspiration for the Song “Boomerang”? Are there any themes that are
prominent on this song?
I wrote “Boomerang” as a resolution to not let my past affect my future.
The sensation I want people to feel when they hear this song is a sense of flying away to a
better place; away from whatever thing, person, situation or mindset that might have been
holding them back.
"If my fans really knew me, they would know..."
I have a smoothie obsession and when I’m sad, please send me videos of animals being
cute, particularly when they are eating.
Who are your top inspirations? Have they changed over the years?
I would say my inspirations change all the time because I love music and all genres. I’m
currently really into Marina, Halsey and SHEAD. A a certain point in time you could find me
down a heavy metal rabbit hole. Ha. Pop comes from everything!
What advice would you give to young struggling artists in the industry?
Build yourself a network of people you trust and work your booty off! Keep growing and
learning, (meaning keep the dead weight at bay) and never give up on yourself. You’re
going to face a lot of rejection in this industry, but you cannot let it determine your fate
because that is completely in your own hands.
What are some ways you administer self-care when you get overwhelmed?
I love to take baths with Epson salt and essential oils, drink herbal teas, do yoga and pop a
face mask on; all to some good tunes.
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