Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in Keswick, ON. Keswick is part of the Town of Georgina on Lake Simcoe, about an hour north from Toronto.
How did you first start playing music?
I’ve always loved music, but I think the very first hands-on musical experience for me was when I was around 8 or 9 years old. My friend convinced me to go with her to a choir class in town. I didn’t really want to go at first, but it ended up being a lot of fun and that’s when I realised how much I really love to sing! Not long after that I discovered Taylor Swift, and she inspired me to learn guitar so that I can write and play my own songs.
What’s been happening recently?
Recently I’ve been keeping busy with the making of the “No Complaints” music video! It’s been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and I can’t wait for you to see it!
Your latest single ‘No Complaints’ will be out on Feb. 18, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
There was a girl in high school who bullied me. I was always making a point to be nice to her (you know – kill ‘em with kindness sorta thing) but I feel like doing so only made her more mean to me somehow. I didn’t really know what else to do, so after school one day I just started writing how I felt about this difficult situation. It was a cheeky way for me to both rise above the situation, but also fight back a little. I wrote one verse at that time, which is now the bridge of the song. I wrote the rest of it with Al Rowe and Mark Rynkun, and the three of us turned it into the silly, high-spirited song it is now.
How did the single come about?
I’ve been singing this song at gigs for years, and it seemed to always be people’s favourite one. It was only a matter of time before I recorded it, and I’m so excited it’s finally getting out there!
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
I recorded this song in the summer of 2021 at Newcomb Studios, with producer Adam Newcomb (who also mixed and mastered the track) in Northumberland County, ON.
How did you approach the recording process?
My super talented producer, Adam, also played all the instruments on this track, so once those were all done I went in to record my vocals. We made tweaks and enhancements as we went along, thanks to help from another super-talent, Roberta Michele (who is also my voice coach). Also, for some reason I started thinking about Dolly Parton at some point along the way and I feel like you can sort of hear that in parts of the song, which I’m low-key obsessed with!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Recently I’ve been listening to some Dolly Parton, Lady Laga, Dan + Shay, and (as always) Taylor Swift. Plus a lot more, but those are the ones that stick out right now!
What do you like to do away from music?
I honestly love so many things! Firstly, spending quality time with my family, friends, and boyfriend. I also enjoy working out, rollin’ around on my Heelys, and the classic girly-girl things like shopping, makeup, getting my nails done, and dressing up. Also in my opinion, at the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than watching a movie in comfy clothes with a glass of wine and popcorn!
What’s planned for the rest of 2022?
A LOT! More singles, music videos, recording, live shows (*if COVID lets me), and my debut EP is set to be released near the end of the year!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite food is popcorn, hands down! In summer, my favourite place to hangout is the beach or a nice restaurant patio for drinks! If it’s a cold Canadian winter day, my favourite place to hangout is in my bed with 10 blankets!