Photo: Caity Krone
OSM: Hi, where are you from and what instruments do you play?
Hi! I’m from Boston, MA and I play guitar and violin; I also write and perform original songs!
OSM: Your new single, 'Beautiful Little Life'’, is out now. What was the songwriting process for the track?
It felt really special to write this song. I wrote it a couple months into my sobriety, and it was really just this moment of realization that wow, life can be so beautiful. It was the first time that I felt like I truly understood what peace, happiness, and stability felt like, and I poured all those feelings into this song.
OSM: As the writer, what is the song about, what is the song’s message?
It’s about looking back at a rough past and knowing that all of those struggles made you who you are today.
OSM: What challenges have you faced since launching your career?
I can definitely get caught up in a comparison mindset, where I worry about my future and if my music is even good and what people think about me. Something that helps me with that is remembering that my worth does not come from my success as a musician.
OSM: What are the plans for the year ahead for yourself?
Uh oh… sensitive question! Just kidding, I mean I only have one year left of college so I’m a little scared for sure. Hopefully releasing more music, and if it catches on and reaches more people, I can move to doing music full time! If I’m not making music full time, I’d love to continue working in the music industry regardless, but on the business side, while releasing my own music as well.
Photo: Caity Krone
OSM: If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
How male dominated it is. I think people who aren’t in music don’t really believe it, because they hear both male and female voices on the radio. But the big board rooms are still heavily male. After my own music career, I hope to work on the business end and be part of the change.
OSM: If you could share the stage with another band or performer who would it be?
Taylor Swift! A girl can dream.
OSM: Who are some of the main influences of your music?
Any female songwriter. I’m not kidding. I just think women have such a unique perspective on life and it really translates into the music we write.
OSM: What songs are on your playlist right now, which songs are you into at the moment?
“Let it be,” because I need to effing relax.