What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on new songs that are more pop oriented and accessible. I'd love to eventually license some of my music for TV and movies.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been playing piano since I was 8, writing songs since I was 11 and have never looked back. I have released two pop albums. Recently I've been focused more on learning production and deepening collaboration with other musicians. I also completed a 6 month Ableton Live training program at Slam Academy in Minneapolis. It was exhilarating to gain more control over my musical and creative process.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Lykke Li because she's very good at balancing pop music with emotion and depth.
Can you share one music production tip?
My songwriting tip is to use a real pen and paper when you write. It makes the words come out slower but the lyrics are usually more human.
What type of music do you usually work on?
My songs usually start as a simple chorus or verse with keys and then evolve into a pop song with an infectious beat. In collaborating with other music, I am able to add powerful hooks in the melody as well as lyrics that have a story that makes the listener want to follow. I'm able to insert myself into any style and I am excited to dive deeper into EDM, hip hop, dubstep and other pop genres.
What's your strongest skill?
Lyrics and impactful female vocals
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use Ableton Live, multiple keyboards like a weighted-key Casio Privia, Alesis VI49 and Novation LaunchKey. I use a Scarlett Solo interface and an AudioTechnica microphone with a vocal shield.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
As a songwriter I'm tremendously inspired by Sia and Lykke Li. I can be enchanged by any style of music - from a roots style country song to a heavy EDM song.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I characteristically provide both vocals and lyrics for my client. I am very skilled with hooks and bridges as well as a strong melody.