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What first drew you into music? 

When I was younger I used to listen to a lot of metal and pop music and I always used to be able to feel the raw emotion being portrayed by the artist themselves.  It fascinated me how I could be going through something emotionally and the music would make me forget about the situation. It made me feel not alone. So I started teaching myself how to make music to try and express my feelings. I thought that maybe I could help people through music the same way music helped me.

Listening to your music we can tell you love incorporating interesting new sounds and techniques within each track! What inspires you to experiment and evolve?

Seeing that there are many females rising up in the industry currently makes me really inspired. I like to incorporate a lot of artists that I’m listening to at the time into one track just because I know that’s what I like to hear. Experimenting with sounds I already like and manipulating them keeps me steady.

It seems like you already found your signature sound 😊 Do you have any tips for upcoming musicians that can’t seem to find their own sound?

I’ve been producing music for more than 4 years now and I have to say it was one of the hardest things to find. The easiest way I can explain it is to take whatever emotion you’re feeling currently and let your energy flow into the music you’re trying to create. A lot of people will force music out and it wont catch the attention of the listener because it was forced, you’re not giving them your energy. To create something genuine it takes time and patience. Music is art and art shouldnt be rushed.

Your track “The Depart” is your best track in our opinion! From its artwork to the Incredibly powerful sound we absolutely love it. Could you tell us more about the story behind this track? Also, what is your creative process like?

Thank you! It’s one of my favorites as well. The story of the track comes from a really rough breakup I was going through at the time. I actually produced it 8 months before releasing it just because it wasn’t normally the music I particularly made. This song means a lot to me because I feel like you can genuinely feel my emotions and what I was going through.

My creative process differs from time to time but if I want to make a song that day I will take a drive in my car and listen to my favorite music. If I’m sad I listen to melodic or future bass tunes or if I’m angry i’ll listen to aggressive dubstep. After that ‘ll go back home to my computer and take all of the emotions I heard from these songs I just listened to and combine them with mine. Listening to sounds you like before you make anything really gets you a nice starting point in a project. 

What are your musical goals for the future? 

I just want to keep making music and incorporate some more live instruments into my tracks and shows. I feel like it gives in more of an intimate touch.

What do you have planned for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?

I plan on releasing another EP after the summer months are over with and I’ll be playing a few shows here and there. You can follow my upcoming shows and music on my Facebook page.

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