Artists you listened to growing up? I listened to so many different styles of music growing up, ranging from Shania Twain to Queen to The Fray to Johnny Cash. I’ve always had a very deep appreciation for different genres of music and the technique and talent required to excel in each, and certainly learned a lot from listening to such a wide variety of music.
All-time favorite album? Maren Morris’ Hero may have just topped my charts. As a writer and a performer, I’ve got some serious respect for that girl.
What music influenced the creation of your debut EP, The Light?
Writing and recording my debut EP, The Light, was very much a journey for me learning what my style was as a songwriter and what my sound was as an artist. At the time, I was very influenced by artists and bands such as Lindi Ortega and Little Big Town, and definitely by some Americana and Roots artists, such as Jason Isbell. It very much reflected a time where I was discovering who I was both as a songwriter and an artist, and it’s inspiring to look back at that project from nearly 2 years ago now and reflect on how much I’ve grown and developed my sound and vision to where I am today.
What music influenced your brand new single, “Drop The Needle Down?”
“Drop The Needle Down” wasn’t really influenced by any artist or band in particular; in fact, it was just the opposite. My approach to writing, especially in the past year, has very much been coloured by the drive to create a unique sound, so the single was really only crafted with the influence of myself and my two incredible co-writers, Patricia Conroy and Dave Thomson, along with Dave’s unbelievable talent as a producer to create a sound that is so encompassing of an artist’s vision.
Watch the music video for "Drop the Needle Down" below and buy the single here.