Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Currently based out of Toronto! My heart will always have a soft spot for our music scene. There is a real sense of community and people supporting other people that I really love. It makes navigating this crazy industry feel a lot less lonely when you do it together.
How did you first start playing music?
My little 7 year old self in piano and voice lessons! Music and art were the biggest part of my childhood. Fun fact: I played trombone in highschool!
What’s been happening recently?
I find winter, especially post January there’s this surge of change and it sparks a lot of feelings that get put down onto paper. I’ve also been tapping into other creative aspects of the project, creating some cool visuals for live shows, videos, etc. trying to make the Bedhead experience a little more multi-media which is something I’ve always envisioned. Basically it’s a lot of fabric shopping, I love me some new fabrics.
Your new single ‘Fight No More’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this single?
The songwriting just flowed from this heavy emotional space I was in. I started writing the song when I found myself feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with my depression, after years of getting help and feeling like I hadn’t made any progress. The song was born from that moment of “enough’s enough”. For the production, artists like Robyn, Lorde and the Naked and Famous were big influences on the sound for this song.
How did you go about writing Fight No More?
I started writing Fight No More about 2 years ago in the summer at this park near where I live. It started with a few melodies and the main lyric in the chorus. The baseline intro was the next thing written. From there I usually noodle around with a piano or guitar to start putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Although the songwriting process changes every song, I usually start with chords and melodies, and the lyrics sprinkled in between.
Where and when did you record/produce and who did you work with?
I first recorded the song with Feurd Moore, who I’ve worked with before on an earlier project. It started as just a basement recording, but we knew we had something special. There were so many things that Feurd added in that I can’t imagine the song without now, like the guitar licks and bright synths. Later on, we brought on Derek Hoffman of Fox Sounds (who also mixed the track) who really just took what we had to the next level, giving it that extra kick (literally)
How did you approach the recording process?
With this track I really grasped the importance of emotion when delivering a vocal performance, which is a very vulnerable place to be away from the park by yourself to a booth with other people. Having Derek and Feurd there made the process a lot more comfortable, and they are wonderful friends and mentors.
What programs/equipment did you use to record?
We’re all about ProTools!!
What do you like to do away from music?
I love being creative and crafty! I paint a lot, and love taking photos of pretty much everything, but especially nature and animals. My favourite things are going on nature walks, and exploring new places with my friends.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Tame Impala’s new record The Slow Rush!!
What’s planned for 2020?
As much as I love going out to see shows at the Horseshoe Tavern, there’s nothing like going over to my friends’ place, staying in and playing some board games.