Photo: Camille Misty
OSM: Where did you grow up and how long have you been writing music?
I grew up in Gilbert, Arizona, and I've been writing music since I was a little kid.
OSM: Your new single, ‘Pink Light”’ is out now. What was the general songwriting process and are there any interesting stories around the recording?
I wrote "Pink Light" about learning how to come into my power after a relationship didn't go the way I wanted. The hook came to me first; I had a moment in the shower where I finally realized that I had the power to move on and stop dwelling on the failed relationship. The verses describe the experience of thinking I knew someone but then realizing they were not who I thought they were. The song deals with themes of individuality, empowerment, friendship and seeing people with rose-colored glasses in the beginning stages of a relationship.
OSM: What challenges have you faced since launching your career?
One challenge I've faced since launching my career is trying to balance being a recording pop artist while also being a student. I'm currently pursuing a degree in political science and it has been tricky to balance my time and thrive in both school and music.
OSM: What are your plans for the year ahead?
I plan to release two more songs this year and continue to play live shows with my full band in Utah and beyond.
OSM: If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
If i could change anything about the industry, I would help to further lift up female artists. Female artists face a unique set of challenges and I hope to empower myself and others through my work.
OSM: If you could share the stage with another band or performer who would it be?
I would love to share a stage with Maggie Rogers. She is a huge role model and influence for me.
OSM: Who are some of the main influences of your music?
Some of the main influences of my music are Lorde, Fleetwood Mac, and Maggie Rogers.
OSM: What do you enjoy most about being a solo performer?
I really enjoy being in full control of my creative project; I have no shortage of ideas and I enjoy being a solo performer because I get to fully execute them on my terms without having to deal with the wants or needs of others. I also play with a full band, so I feel that I get the best of both worlds!