Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
Starting with the basics: I’m a MA born, WI raised, CA transplant, nomad at heart. I’m currently studying in USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music Program with minors in web development and Spanish. My music reflects those varied interests and origins, my influences range from Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald to Blake Mills and Sigur Rós.
Where did the new single come from?
My first release, ‘I Worry I Worry,’ is the product of 22 years of introspective anxiety and an obsession with jazz and soul music. The words ‘I worry that I worry’ perfectly explain my penchant for over analyzing; it is this anxiety that has delayed my public release of original material until now.
On the other hand, the musical aspects of this song are influenced by the likes of Sam Cooke, Amy Winehouse, Moses Sumney and Hiatus Kaiyote, all of whom express themselves with such an unapologetic passion. Using their catalogs to find confidence, along with the aid of my incredible producer and longtime friend, Will Van Boldrik, I have finally broken through those inhibitions to release this single.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
Oh yeah. This is the beginning. The wonderful thing is that after having passed the hurdle of the “first,” and feeling that wonderful release, I have material that I have been stockpiling that I cannot wait to get out there.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m happy to say that I don’t know exactly. I’ll be playing shows around LA this fall, the first of which is on September 22nd at The Love Song Bar opening for an incredible artist, BAUM. Then I’m currently scheduling dates for a December tour in Brazil. And while I will definitely continue to release my songs and pursue my artistry, I’m also very excited to be delving into film scoring and some other realms of the music world.