Posted on: August 13, 2021 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

What’s your musical background?  

I grew up dancing and doing music theater on side, but I studied fashion design  and pattern making in France. Starting out my fashion brand is what brought me  back to music. When I decided I needed to take a chance as a musical artist, I  enrolled into the Musicians Institute to learn more about the business and more  importantly how to produce myself. I always wrote poetry for myself and turned  those poems into lyrics. Writing comes naturally, but I wanted to arrange and  produce my own demos to have more creative freedom with my music.  

How would you describe your style of music for a new audience? 

I love the 70s and 80s, so my musical influences are David Bowie, Serge  Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush, Vanessa Paradis, and  Carla Bruni. My music is a blend of 70s rock and 80s synth pop with a cinematic  flair.  

Was it ever frustrating practicing as you were building your skill?  

It was really frustrating at times, because you have a sense of what it is, but it  requires so much trial and error to figure it out. Sometimes I felt like a sham, I  knew what inspired me but it took a couple years to really find my “sound”. When  you do, it makes everything so worth the wait and struggle. I’m still discovering  who I am, I just have a more distant style now.  

What advice would you give an artist if they hit a challenge like this? 

It’s important to self-reflect. What motivates you, what inspires you, what colors draw you in, patterns that reflect your style, music references and what you like  about them, all these things help steer you in the direction you want to take as an  artist and contribute to your own unique style and sound.  
What was your first single?  

My first single is Je T’ai Aime Dans le Noir. I wrote this song for my first fashion  short film that premiered during my debut runway show during LA Fashion Week.  

What is your latest single out?  

My latest single is Fading Memories, the lead single to my upcoming album Yours  Always.  

What is the difference between the two? 

I’ve grown so much since my first single to Fading Memories today. At that time, in my head, I was a fashion designer first, and the music was like the cherry on  top for my collections. All my collections have a story and I used music as a way  to bring those stories to life. Over time the desire to write more pop-like songs  and perform them grew. It wasn’t until I released my EP Cannibal in 2019 that I  was open about being a musical artist as well with everyone. 

What are you looking forward to with an upcoming release?  

I’m so excited to share what we have worked on the last year and half! We wanted  to really push for spatial audio and create a 360 immersion for the listeners. I  really hope people get the chance to experience it and look forward to what they  think!  

How would you describe your style of getting music out? A bootcamp or go with  the flow? 

It’s a bit of both. I have a plan I try to stick to, but at the same time it’s hard to plan  exactly what the outcome will be like. Visuals are a big part of what I do, and part  of my focus goes to releasing visuals along with the music to further the story.  

Leave us with any additional thoughts you’d like to share!  

I’m super excited to start revealing the visuals of this new album! It’s a blend of  the many references that influenced this album and I can’t wait to see if you guys  can pick them out!  

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