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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I think we’ve all been drawn to music since we were children. My brother and I grew up around it. My mom sings, and she comes from a musical family. We were exposed to all kinds of music at very young ages. I cannot imagine my life without music. I think I would just be bored! I can’t answer that, because music has affected every path, and I genuinely can’t picture a life without it!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I am not playing music, one of the things I enjoy is just being outside. I feel centered when I am in nature. I think finding that place to clear your head plays a huge role in the creative process. It’s hard to create when you feel cluttered.
How long has music been your career?
We’ve been working towards making music lucrative enough to be our career for a while now.The first Indre album came out at the beginning of 2019, but I was playing shows as a solo artist in high school. It’s been a fun journey!
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are based in Northeast Ohio. I really cannot say enough good things about the music scene here. We feel really lucky to have grown up here. There is always a show to go to. Every musician around here knows each other or of each other at least, and we all lift each other up! We’ve got a wonderful independent radio station here, 91.3 The Summit, and they are super into the local scene as well. It influences the creative process in an encouraging kind of way. We encourage each other to create. It really is a wonderful atmosphere.
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
There was a festival at Nelson Ledges. I was playing solo that night, and there was a pavilion full of people! It was so fun, until a man came up while I was playing a song. He kept shouting at me “it will only take a second”. Then he unplugged my amp mid song to blow up his air mattress. All the people were yelling at him, but he did not seem to mind. I thought it was kind of funny because it was 1AM, and he just really wanted to sleep I guess. I just kept playing.
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Playing the House of Blues in Cleveland was pretty cool. It was for Women Rock Cleveland, and the energy of the night was special. Playing Bonnaroo would be a HUGE thrill.
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket?
It would really be something to open up for the Arctic Monkeys.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music?
Don’t let anything on the business side of things like social media, content, etc. become more of a priority than writing good songs.
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
I would tell Maddie to start playing the guitar sooner!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
The song that means the most to me has not been released yet. It will be soon though!
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
I love to play Flawless. It gets requested quite a bit too!
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?
The creative process for me definitely involves a lot of alone time. Going to concerts alone, eating alone, walking alone, etc. I feel like that’s when I can really think in a creative way. I will get a line here and there out with friends. When that happens, I just run to the bathroom to put it in my notes hahahah!
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Songwriting has been my outlet for a long time now. I just want the songs I write to be a tool for somebody else and what they are going through. That is why I want to do this professionally.
Do you ever have disagreements when collaborating and how do you get past them?
We fight sometimes! I’ve got a brother and a boyfriend in the band, so of course opinions clash at times. I think it is a good thing though! We just talk it out, and keep going!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Our plans for the future include some releases we are stoked about this year! Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open this summer! We would really love to tour in the future.
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