Emilie Brandt - Grey

Emilie Brandt – Grey

Emilie Brandt – Grey

 

 

 

 

 

Emilie Brandt - Grey

Emilie Brandt – Grey

 

 

 

Emilie Brandt – Grey

 

Artist Name: Emilie Brandt

 

Song Title: Grey

 

Genre: Pop

 

Release Date: October 5th 2018

 

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Emilie Brandt – Grey

 

Having racked up tens of millions of plays since 2017 through original EDM collaborations, Brandt’s 2018 debut album ‘FREEFORM’, flows with sounds of electro-pop, alt-rock, indie and a bit of everything in-between. With tracks so diverse and her astoundingly unique voice, the album undoubtedly leaves audiences wanting more and proves she’s the artist the industry has been waiting for.

 

Brandt’s hit collaboration with DJ/Producer Illenium on ‘LOST’, featured on his 2017 ‘Awake’ album, has received millions of streams with the album reaching #1 on iTunes album charts and #3 on Billboard Dance.

 

Additional collaborations include DJ/ Producer MADDS and rapper Taylor Bennett (Chance The Rapper’s brother) on ‘WALLS’ hitting Australia’s Viral Top 50 Chart.

 

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.

Consistently working. Consistently creating. Consistently engaging with fans on a personal level.

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Tell us that point in time you wanted to give up on your music career.

Never.

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Elaborate on this song.

GREY was inspired by an ex of mine who said to me “Emilie, why do you always have to be so black and white about everything?” I remember thinking, “I never thought a grey area would be so desirable.” In my struggle with my mental health this past year, I have learned a lot about myself. One of the lines is, “my brain is a blessing, my brain is a curse,” which came from a moment of realizing that we choose the light we see ourselves in. We don’t get to choose what chemical imbalances we have to deal with throughout our lives, but we do get to choose how we…

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.

Don’t try to be anything you aren’t. Be true to yourself in your writing and lyrics.

 

 

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Pattie Lin - Pressure

Pattie Lin – Pressure

Pattie Lin – Pressure

 

 

 

 

 

Pattie Lin - Pressure

Pattie Lin – Pressure

 

 

 

 

Pattie Lin – Pressure

 

 

Pattie Lin is a singer-songwriter and physical therapist from Maryland, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Her style defies tidy classification, layering smoky overtones of a voice from yesteryear on top of pop, rock, jazz and soul-driven tunes. Many of her songs are about her experiences in healthcare, as she seeks to spread truth and honesty through her music.

 

At age three, Pattie began banging on the piano, imagining the grandest of concertos until her parents gave in. Although she always dreamt of becoming a singer and found every opportunity to turn school projects into musical projects, she felt the need to pursue a more stable career for her family. Even so, Pattie continued to write and sing through college, always finding ways to interweave her talents and interests.

 

Pattie has been treating patients across the U.S. as a travel physical therapist for three years and counting. She enjoys connecting with her patients and helping them return to their lives, and they have been equally supportive, encouraging her to return to her first passion.

 

In January 2018, Pattie released her debut project, Cutoff Time – EP, and has been performing regularly in Los Angeles and San Diego. Shortly after, she directed and edited her first official music video, Pressure which has only increased her thirst to create, collaborate and grow as an artist.

 

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Clade - Levitate

Clade – Levitate

Clade – Levitate

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Clade - Levitate

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Clade – Levitate

 

Discuss your existence.

I have been making music and performing since a very young age. Inspired by the MC’s of the golden era and the soulful R&B singers of that time as well. I grew up in New Britain CT but currently reside in Pensacola Florida area. My passion is the creative process of making music and seeing how far I can push myself in that realm.

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Tell us your real names, country of birth and childhood experience.

My real name is Seth Dawiczyk born in New Britain CT. I grew up fast; started following in the footsteps of my older brothers and my uncle Dougie D who was a legend in the CT area and a Hip-Hop historian.

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Tell us your academic qualification.

GED.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience and skills.

My career has been a roller coaster so far. It all started with my brothers and me. We had a group in the 90’s called The Three Bad Sperms. I was only 10 years old but I always could hang with the best of them even then. I broke off and started doing the solo thing later. I’ve performed all over from Connecticut to Germany. My favorite shows were definitely overseas. I like to think I’m well rounded. Kinda like the George Saint Pierre of rap music.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I’m not on social media promoting. I feel like my music kind of speaks for itself.

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Explain the story behind the song.

Levitate is definitely in the Soulful Hip Hop genre I would say. I wanted to find some positivity in death. The chorus is ” This is the time that we must celebrate (making it to the afterlife) I think I can fly, If I just concentrate (consciously live to make it to paradise) I’m feeling alright (not scared of what’s next) but in all honestly and feelings aside I know I can levitate (no more “ifs” I’m being accepted by my maker).

 

This is the single to my forthcoming EP “The Moon’s peak” dropping soon on Bandcamp.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I love chilling with my sons, my wife and my Cane Corso dog.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience and your future goal.

Goal is to be a writer for the greats of this current era.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Everything.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

KRS-One ft. Busta Rhymes – Build Ya Skillz

 

Donnell Jones – Where I Wanna Be

 

Big Pun – Beware

 

Cat Stevens – Sitting

 

Nas, Raekwon & Mobb Deep – Eye For An Eye

 

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Young K – Coastin’

Young K – Coastin’

 

 

 

 

Young K - Coastin'

Young K – Coastin’

 

 

 

 

Artist Name: Young K

 

Song Title: Coastin’

 

Genre: Hip Hop

 

Release Date: 2018

 

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Discuss your songwriting.

Catching the right melody, writing a song in the mood that you are in so words can match; you’re emotional.

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Share your life story with us.

Just know it’s a crazy life living in St. Louis.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them.

DJ boss, Moms, Rodney thanks you all.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.

We just have fun, try to give the crowd their money worth and be safe.

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Elaborate on your future projects.

I’ m dropping a surprise project this month.

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base.

Getting on line; streaming platforms everywhere.

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Tell us that point in time you wanted to give up on your music career.

Never have I taken breaks but I’ve love music and making chorus or hooks.

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Tell us your complete understanding of music licensing.

I have two songs in major movies Dirty Beautiful and Dark Tourist so I understand a little.

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Tell us your favourite genre of music.

Honestly R&B; 90s music.

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Tell us the theme of most of your songs.

Check out my albums you tell me LOL on Spotify; Thug Congregation, The Truth Based on a True Story, K-9 Lost in the Music.

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Tell us your opinion on self-training and enrolling in an educational institution to study music.

It’s good since this day and age is digital now so you’ll need the brains for marketing online.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Young K; my brothers gave me that name.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song.

Don’t know yet still trying to find my mark myself; I have done some great songs that got radio play here in St. Louis but not any hit records that the world could jam to yet.

 

 

 

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Where Did We Go Wrong - Wallaby ft. Cali & PaperShapes

Where Did We Go Wrong – Wallaby ft. Cali & PaperShapes

Where Did We Go Wrong – Wallaby ft. Cali & PaperShapes

 

 

 

 

 

Where Did We Go Wrong - Wallaby ft. Cali & PaperShapes

Where Did We Go Wrong – Wallaby ft. Cali & PaperShapes

 

 

 

Where Did We Go Wrong – Wallaby ft. Cali & PaperShapes

 

 

 

Wallaby releases a top-notch and memorable song titled ‘Where Did We Go Wrong’. The song features the powerful vocals of a female singer that sings from the heart. The song is pleasing from the starting point to the ending point. The gifted singer engages the listeners with her energetic, special and fascinating vocals.

 

The instrumental of “Where Did We Go Wrong” is perfectly harmonized with the vocals while the lyrics are relatable. The remarkable performance is as a result of the excellent songwriting and vocal ability of the singer. “Where Did We Go Wrong” is a song to check.

 

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Sara Diamond - Crash

Sara Diamond – Crash

 

 

 

 

Sara Diamond - Crash

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Sara Diamond – Crash

 

Montreal-based artist Sara Diamond has released her anticipated debut EP, Foreword. The EP is about crossing the barrier of fear into the unknown and includes four of her previously released singles in addition to three new tracks. Sara has spent the past year releasing music about the ups and downs of love. Those songs have amassed over 13 million plays and landed her in the Spotify Viral Top 50 Chart. She’s now following with a fully formed idea via Foreword.

 

Of the new EP, Sara says: “My brain had a lot of processing to do over the past year. When fantasy meets reality type vibes. These songs are a representation of that time – somewhat scattered in direction, very visceral and sexually driven… playing with ideas of love, loss, lust, and everything in between.”

 

Sara had been through many iterations of her musical career before the success of her recent releases. She was given the gift of song through her family lineage and sang on her mother’s record label for many years as a child. Her first album was recorded at 11 and at 14 Sara moved to L.A. to continue recording. Quickly disenchanted with the grind and lack of control over her trajectory, Sara returned home and put music on the back burner. Now she is fully committed and is releasing original music that explores the world from her own perspective without any compromises.

 

Sara has come to appreciate the healing power of music – it has been a constant that, through the trials and tribulations of her life, has stuck around in some capacity. Her goal is to inspire others to look inwards and appreciate the myriad of feelings that come along with being human. In accepting the beauty of who we are as individuals, we can learn to love each other without judgment and fear.

 

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Richard Ashcroft - Born To Be Strangers

Richard Ashcroft – Born To Be Strangers

Richard Ashcroft – Born To Be Strangers

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Ashcroft - Born To Be Strangers

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Richard Ashcroft – Born To Be Strangers

 

 

As the frontman for the epic British drone-pop band the Verve, Richard Ashcroft proved himself the spiritual descendant of rock & roll icons like Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison – rivetingly charismatic, menacingly serpentine, and possessed of an almost shamanic intensity, he embraced and articulated the anthemic fervour of rock music with a power and eloquence unparalleled by any of his contemporaries. Ashcroft was born September 11, 1971, in the Wigan suburb of Billinge, attending Upholland Comprehensive School alongside future Verve mates Simon Jones, Simon Tong, and Peter Salisbury .After losing his father at age 11, he fell under the influence of his stepfather, a member of the ancient secular order of the Rosicrucians, who regularly performed experiments in mind expansion and the healing arts. While a student at Winstanley College in 1989, Ashcroft co-founded Verve with bassist Jones, drummer Salisbury, and guitarist Nick McCabe; signing to Virgin’s Hut imprint to issue their 1992 debut single, “All in the Mind,” Verve earned widespread praise for their majestic, oceanic guitar pop, with the eminently quotable Ashcroft earning the dismissive nickname “Mad Richard” from the U.K. press.

 

Despite their critical acclaim, Verve often seemed at the mercy of forces outside their control – while touring with the Lollapalooza festival in support of their 1993 debut LP, A Storm in Heaven, Ashcroft was hospitalized after suffering from severe dehydration, and within months the band also entered into a protracted legal battle with the American jazz label Verve, which resulted in an official name change to The Verve. Recorded under the influence of a massive intake of ecstasy, 1995’s brilliant A Northern Soul effectively split the band apart, although Ashcroft re-formed the line-up a few weeks later. The re-formed Verve achieved international success with 1997’s celebrated Urban Hymns, scoring a series of hits including “Bittersweet Symphony,” “The Drugs Don’t Work,” and “Lucky Man”; however, legal hassles awarded 100-percent of “Bittersweet Symphony”‘s publishing rights to ABKCO Music – the song was built on a Rolling Stones sample – and as friction between Ashcroft and McCabe resurfaced, the guitarist quit the group. Following a final tour, the Verve again disbanded, this time for good.

 

Ashcroft’s solo debut, Alone with Everybody, followed in mid-2000. Later that fall, Ashcroft celebrated his solo success with a ten – date sold-out American tour. Two days prior to kick-off in Chicago, the entire tour was postponed due to Ashcroft’s illness, and speculations were quickly linked to his previous drug – using behaviour with the Verve. Those rumours were also wiped out quickly, and the U.S. dates were rescheduled for January 2001. The following year, Ashcroft returned with his soul-searching, spiritual second album, Human Conditions. Over the next few years, Ashcroft returned to living a quiet life with his family. He also inked a recording contract with Parlophone after his long-time label home, Hut, went bankrupt in mid-2004. Ashcroft’s long-awaited third album, Keys to the World, was released in March 2006.

 

Shortly after the release of Keys to the World, rumours started circulating that the Verve were set to reunite. The band confirmed these rumours in 2007, playing a brief tour at the end of the year and then setting to work on a new album. Punningly entitled Forth, the record appeared in the summer of 2008 and was a reasonable success, yet the band members didn’t weather their reunion well, splitting once more in the summer of 2009. Ashcroft then formed the solo project RPA & the United Nations of Sound, whose debut appeared in the summer of 2010 in every territory but the U.S., where it was released in early 2011. Ashcroft followed this up six years later with his fifth studio album, These People in 2016. The release was recorded in Ashcroft’s home studio in London and features orchestration from erstwhile collaborator Wil Malone. Lyrically focused on conflict and bereavement and composed of lush strings and delicate textures, the record was preceded by the single “This Is How It Feels.”

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Boat Man featuring Breana Marin - Radar

Boat Man featuring Breana Marin – Radar

Boat Man featuring Breana Marin – Radar

 

 

 

 

Boat Man featuring Breana Marin - Radar

Boat Man featuring Breana Marin – Radar

 

 

 

Artist Name: Boat Man featuring Breana Marin

 

Song Title: Radar

 

Genre: Hip Hop

 

Release Date: 01/15/2018

 

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Boat Man featuring Breana Marin – Radar

 

Born and raised in Milford, Delaware artist/producer Boat Man has stamped his indelible imprint on the underground music scene. Besides producing tracks Boat Man also works with other producers to bring out the artistic side of delivering words with a solid platform. As an independent artist/producer Boat Man only looks moving towards the future creating his own unique sound that will make everyone’s ear tune in. He is the Best Of All Time.

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Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.

Interacting with the fans directly and making them feel as though they are part of the show. Let the fans win merchandise at your shows.

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

The things that motivated me so far in my music career are family and my supporters. Just knowing I’m making great music for everyone to listen to is a thrill for me.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

My experience as an artist has its ups and downs. It’s a mixed emotion kind of thing. Some days you feel motivated and some days you feel like giving it all up. Overall it taught me how to become the artist/producer I needed to become whether through good experience or bad. Just keep pushing and never forget the “BIGGER PICTURE”.

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Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

The biggest mistake I had ever made was trying to let people sell me dreams and trying to depend on someone else to control the business side of my career. Do your own research and learn the industry, from negotiating contracts to mechanical royalties.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

When I heard the beat (shout out to Dreamlife Beats) and Breana Marin was already on the hook. When I actually listened to what she was saying it gave me Goosebumps. Instantly I knew that was It. Everything she was saying was describing my whole character at the moment. It’s the way I was really moving “Ünder The Radar”. I felt like the more I stayed to myself and conceal my intentions the further I got. Not just in music but LIFE.

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Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.

Plain and simple; just make sure everyone makes it back home to their family in a safe manner.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.

Listen, take control, be yourself and never lose yourself.

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Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.

Working on deep concepts; I want to paint a picture that’s vivid with my music.

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Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.

Drink water and apple juice.

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Discuss your best mood during performance.

When the music stops and the fans continue to know every lyric to your song.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Boat Man B.O.A.T (BEST OF ALL TIME) – Boat Man is just my company name; Boat came from a childhood name here I grew up.

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List your best artists with reasons.

Nas – Educated and street smart.

 

Big L – Wordplay and delivery.

 

Jay-Z – Motivating.

 

J.Cole – Deep concepts.

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Discuss your existence as an artist.

Timeless – My existence will always be present through my music.

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Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing the society and the solution.

Climate change / destruction of nature – There’s really no solution to this factor since it is beyond our control but it is still a big problem for the society.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording.

I just let the good spirits take control and direct me while I’m writing or recording.

 

 

 

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French Kiss Gang - Dirty Thoughts

French Kiss Gang – Dirty Thoughts

French Kiss Gang – Dirty Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Kiss Gang - Dirty Thoughts

French Kiss Gang – Dirty Thoughts

 

 

 

 

Artist Name: French Kiss Gang

 

Song Title: Dirty Thoughts

 

Genre: R&B

 

Release Date: 10th October 2018

 

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French Kiss Gang – Dirty Thoughts

 

F.K.G being the debut EP album of the French Kiss Gang defies traditional genres by taking on electro pop and hip hop bringing the glamorous vocals and original flows to the forefront, F.K.G goes from love to chaos, and speaks to the body and soul.

 

FKG talks about love, sex, life, dance, relationships and the confusion that comes with them; making it a highly relatable album that speaks to the mind and soul. Songs like God Help Us and Dirty Thoughts bring heavenly vocals and deep beats whereas songs like, Love Yourself or Deja Vu will get you dancing and throwing up the French Kiss Gang sign. Rupture and Louboutin (feat Jay-Ronic) add a sexual note to the affair while songs like French Kiss and Fraiche with their lively beat and electro feel will speak to the club scene. F.K.G is their first album but definitely not their last, French Kiss Gang is the name to look out for!

 

 

 

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Lee Anna - Give Me You

Lee Anna – Give Me You

Lee Anna – Give Me You

 

 

 

 

Lee Anna - Give Me You

Lee Anna – Give Me You

 

 

 

Artist Name: Lee Anna

 

Song Title: Give Me You

 

Genre: Soulful Pop

 

Release Date: October 12, 2018

 

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Lee Anna – Give Me You

 

Lee Anna is a singer-songwriter from Mississippi. After living and playing in New York City for six years, she recently relocated to Los Angeles where she continues to develop her soulful pop sound. Her first single GIVE ME YOU was released in October 2018, in collaboration with Eli Paskowitz of the producing duo Verbless. Like magic, the single came together in a matter of hours during their first session together and quickly became the lantern track for SALT + LIGHT, a full length album coming early 2019. Under the influence of Florence + the Machine, Sia, Whitney Houston, and Carole King, Lee Anna mixes pop beats and hypnotic, muscular vocals with the soul of her southern roots for a contemporary and lushly feminine sound. Lee Anna serves as the host artist for Hometown Sessions, a national concert series that takes popular singer-songwriters back to their small towns to spotlight the importance of arts education. She currently opens for these artists. While she finalizes SALT + LIGHT, Lee Anna is booking her own shows in the Los Angeles area and writes for a select number of L.A.-based artists’ projects.

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Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.

Live performance is all about connection. There’s a StoryPeople quote that says, “There came a moment in the middle of the song where she suddenly felt every heartbeat in the room,” and as abstract as that sounds, everyone knows that feeling during a great concert or seeing a new artist for the first time. That’s the feeling I’m trying to cultivate during performance – gather each person in, one note at a time, until they’re all in the music with you. You should leave feeling like you were a part of something bigger.

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

Music has saved me a few times; I want my music to lighten someone else’s load in that way. That’s what motivates me. If I had to rely on ego or hype or the want for fame, those are such fickle motivators. The one that sustains me is the idea that a song might make someone feel better understood, that a group of friends would turn it up loud on a long road trip and feel alive and connected to each other and every time that song plays it would take them back to that moment. The memories that I have like…

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

I spent a lot of time being a good singer without a sound really. It was jazzy with powerful vocals, yes, but for years I gigged around New York and tried to find that sound and collaborators to no avail. Back in May I decided to move out to L.A. after my manager relocated there, and it was like someone flipped a switch. There were so many incredible artists and producers that I met in the first couple of weeks and started working with shortly after. That to me has been the most valuable experience so far: finding people who are doing what I’m doing at a higher level and learning from them.

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Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

This is more of a man I wish I would have spent that budget differently, but going into a studio that I didn’t vibe with an engineer who was great but not particularly into the project and with session musicians who I hadn’t spoken to directly prior to the sessions. It was a learning experience but an expensive one that in the end yielded a great quality recording that lacked soul or magic.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

Eli, this ridiculously talented young producer out of OC, we went into the studio for a writing session right after I moved to L.A… He played a track he had started the night before, the chorus came almost immediately – I sang it for him and as soon as it hit the line “give me you” we both knew that’s what we were going to work on. The concept was one I had been talking with a friend about that day of trying to keep your head above the water of insecurity, particularly in a new relationship, and the first line was actually grafted off an old song I found in my notebook that fit really well. A couple hours later we had the structure and vocals down and Zach Bodtorf came in and replaced the guitar sample. The song clearly had potential but at this point we’re 4 or 5 hours in and decided to start on another and come back to it later with fresh ears. Ordered some dinner and in that time my manager Shelby came in as well as a friend Billie Fountain so we played them what we had. Billie sat down at the midi board and played the keys you hear now on the track. All of the sudden the song was there. That was it; that was the missing piece. It was like magic – I think we all felt it. Eli did some tweaks and played a bounce and it was like the room crackled. We listened to it on repeat in the car ride home. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that feeling.

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Tell us how to fund a music project.

I personally produce music events as a day job. If you have any sort of organizational skill, musicians already (hopefully) know how to put on a great show and have an advantage on understanding sound engineering, how to communicate with the artists, etc. so it’s a unique way to use all of that and make money while you’re building your solo stuff. I also recently have started writing for other artists, which granted isn’t exactly easy to get started doing either, but it has long been the advice I’m given most to earn both relationships in the industry and funding for your own stuff by songwriting.

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Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.

I think about this a lot, and it comes down to making sure there is as much vigilant security and protocols in place as possible without concertgoers feeling like there’s a reason to be afraid or that they’re going through airport security. At the end of the day, we want to be as safe as possible but not let the terrible incidents in the recent past control us through fear.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.    

So many pieces come to mind. I remember Jeremy Loops saying “an artist is not stirred, an artist stirs” which is both a tongue twister and a really poetic way of thinking about it. There is stillness or a center you have to reach that helps you make authentic choices based off your gut and creativity versus what everyone else is doing or supposed to do.

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Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.

I’m trying to own the vocal production side more. When Beyonce has a track, there’s a vocal composition that is solely her own. She stacks her backgrounds and has those little super far back in the mix lines and melodies that have become almost a signature instrument. Same for Sia and Florence and the Machine, they have that sound down – it’s not just the lead vocals. I’m trying to figure out what that looks like for my sound and songs.

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Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.

Vocal exercises every day, long warm ups before sessions, healthy placement. These are not the glamorous “I don’t even need to warm up before hitting these belty notes” practices, but they’re the healthy ones so do it. I also don’t smoke and try to stay away from dairy anytime I’m singing.

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Discuss your best mood during performance.

Playful. When I feel playful on stage it means I’m also confident which means a better performance overall and also kind of feels like flying.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is my given name Lee Anna.

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List your best artists with reasons.

Beyonce – she is the entire package, such a hard worker, just dynamic for days. Also Lemonade is as close as I’ve ever heard anyone ever come to putting human organs on a record.

 

Whitney Houston – raised the bar for what was possible vocally.

 

Shawn Mendes – something about his music is incredibly uplifting, maybe it’s that open acoustic sound threaded in but I love his music.

 

Demi Lovato – her voice is exceptional and songs like Tell Me You Love Me with that soulful edge are what I’m here for.

 

Carole King – what an incredible songwriter and the story of how she became an artist is such a great reminder that the sum of a song and an artist can be greater than its parts, there are no standards or limitations – great entertainers don’t fit into anyone’s template.

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Discuss your existence as an artist.

Pretty great, lots of highs and lows, but overall I’m very grateful to be doing this.

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Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing the society and the solution.

Globally, there are so many. Extreme poverty, hunger, the list goes on and on. People are disengaged from these struggles, humanitarian aid tends to come with a sense of superiority where since we’re not [born into] in this position of need it must mean I know how to meet your need better than you do which in turn is like a bandaid on a bullet wound, and overall there’s a greed of a few that is leading to a diminishing middle class for the masses. Do I think I have the solution, no. But I do believe in humans. And I do believe that if we keep individually educating ourselves and trying to educate and bring in others, we can engage. It truly is about everyone doing their part, even if their part seems small.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording.

I write a couple of songs or at least chorus/melody ideas a day, either a cappella into my voice memos or with simple chords on a piano. I’ll come back to them the next week or one will stay stuck in my head, and I’ll send it over to friends/producers or bring it into a session and see where it goes from there. If I’m writing off beats, a melody and theme usually are already there in the music. I remember the producer SVA and I were in a session and he played me a track where the first thing I scribbled down was “going round and round and round.” When the song finished he said “yeah, so that one is called ‘Circles'” which blew my mind. Recently there was a song that I had such a specific idea for, so much so that I went into Ableton for the first time and made my own shitty beat just to show the feeling I was going for and it paid off in dividends. Eli made the beat SO much better but it had the exact feel I heard in my head, and it’s now one of my favorite songs and actually is going to be the next single, I Think You Love Me. I also really love writing in studio so you can get those vocals down as fresh as possible, but in my experience it’s better to have at least one really developed theme or line to start from so you don’t just fall into writing filler lyrics in the excitement and rush of recording.

 

 

 

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