If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My headphones, battery powered keyboard, a ton of batteries, my ukulele, back up headphones.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My music career began when I was 8. I played viola for an orchestra having performed in Carnegie Hall when I was 17. I taught myself the concept of chords when I learned the ukulele on my own. I then transferred those skills to the piano when I was 18. I also began singing at the time. I enjoy the piano, but I strive to focus more on singing.
How would you describe your style?
I myself write and sing a lot of acoustic music, since it's just me and my piano. But I enjoy topical house, and I enjoy working with EDM music.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Kygo, John Legend, Sam Smith. They're my inspirations.
Can you share one music production tip?
Know the story behind the song, so you can sing it the way it's meant to be sung. A song is like a person. It has its own characteristics.
What type of music do you usually work on?
So far, lots of EDM. Producers come to me either just for my vocals but also for me to write for them.
What's your strongest skill?
Energy and passion in the song
What do you bring to a song?
Dynamics, I take pride in my high notes (falsetto), I have very high energy, so you'll feel the emotions in the parts that you want.
What's your typical work process?
I'll send you demos from home until we agree on the feel of the song. I then take it to a professional studio to record my vocals naked along with some additional vocals for the producer to play around with.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a home studio where I record demos so that the producer and I can agree on the feel of the song before I go into a professional studio to record it.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Kygo, John Legend, Flume, Gavin Degraw, Sam Smith, John Mayer, Jai Wolf...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I'm finishing up an electro track mixed with vocals right now. The track I wrote and recorded for before this one was more along the lines of tropical house. Both were fun to work on!