Congratulations on your new track with Jon Sine titled "Secrets!" Can you walk us through your creative process using this latest single as an example?
So Jon had pitched his instrumental that ended up being "Secrets" to an agency we both work with called "Vocal Kitchen." I heard the track and thought it was really original, fresh, and had a nice vibe to it. So I spent a day in the studio with it and "Secrets" came about! It's funny because some people have come to me saying "Wow, this song is so much lower in your voice than all the others you've released! How is that?" And to be honest, I was in a period of working in my lower register with a coach because I wanted to expand that part of my voice, and this was the perfect opportunity to try that out. I think it suits the instrumentation perfectly. It's very sexy and alludes towards a mysteriousness.
When we talked to one of your vocal.kitchen colleagues, Nino Lucarelli, we brought up the question about collaborations between topliners. Then looking through your discography, we saw you did something like that on your track with Unknown Brain. Can you talk to us about that creative experience and if you see a potential for more vocal collaborations moving forward?
I absolutely LOVE collaborating and writing with other vocalists and songwriters. With more brains/talents in the room, there's always a chance that someone will think in a way that you wouldn't and that makes for very strong sessions most of the time. I am constantly striving to surround myself with others that inspire me in all aspects of life and music is my favorite way of doing that. Also, it's nice to be able to share your emotions and feels with others, especially if they're strong ones. My songwriting friends are most often my closest friends because of the level of vulnerability that is necessary to write an honest song. Honest songs are the best ones. Also, s/o to Neen, hey dood!
Who are some of your dream collaborators for future tracks?
OMG. I would love to work with Mura Masa, Brooks, Galantis, Zedd... I'm all over the map EDM-wise.
What have been some of your best experiences moving to Los Angeles and could you touch more on some of the YouTube skits you've done?
Los Angeles has SO MUCH opportunity for sure. I just mentioned in a past interview that songwriters/topliners from all over the world come here for sessions so it's definitely a great place to be. I've written with people from all over, London, Australia, various parts of Europe, and Asia.
The videos with Cherdleys and Trevor Wallace were so fun! They don't really have any tie to my music career, but like I said before, I love surrounding myself with inspiring people and also trying different things to take me out of my comfort zone. That was a fun day, and it also got me a few new fans!
Looking towards the future, what are some goals that you've set for yourself going into 2020 and beyond?
Well, we've got one more release to round out 2019 with an artist named Chris Lineau. As for next year, I'm hoping to attend some writing camps in January and the summer and I'll also be upgrading my home studio. My biggest goal, though, is to keep climbing and land another huge collab so I can continue to write and make music that all my fans enjoy! After that, maybe a Salvo Tour!
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