Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
I’m Annelisa Franklin, born in the United States in March 1999. My childhood experienced centered around 7 years of musical experience in the sister duo Franklin Avenue.
Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
I began singing professionally at age 10 with my sister. From there, I began playing guitar and writing songs for the band. Now I’m pursuing my solo career.
Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
I love making pop music, songs that make you feel good and want to move. I wanted this tune to feel like a 3 minute vacation and I think both the video and song really captured that.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
Starting at such a young age, of course you have ups and downs in the music business, but as long as you really have a passion for what you’re doing, it’s worth it.
Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.
The video was shot by Michael A. Dorfman and Doug Sitze, executive produced by Tom Kahre. They did such a fantastic job. We spent an entire day in Malibu and Hollywood shooting this. By the end of it, I don’t think I’ve ever been so tired in my life, but it was one of the best days ever.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I’ve been singing, performing, and writing in the music industry for about 8 years. My goal is to put out good music that will be the soundtrack to people’s lives. And will hopefully make them want to dance.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Really everything inspires me to write. Whether it’s a personal situation or something I’m seeing my friends go through, turning real life into music is what I try to do.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
When someone figures this out, let me know.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Live your life the way you want to live it, don’t let anybody put you down, and stand up for what you believe in.
Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Practice, put your heart into it, and don’t take no for an answer.