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Interview with girly.
◦ What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Before I began making music, I was really into fashion and designing clothing. I feel like what drew me into music so quickly was just the fact that I could express my artistic side in another way. If I wasn’t so passionate about making music right now, I would probably have dove deeper into the fashion world.
◦ What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I’m almost always doing something musical haha! But when I’m not, and I love to be outside whether that is going on walks or skateboarding. I feel like everything in my day influences my creativity. I pick up words or phrases as I go about my day, and those can inspire whole songs or even entire projects!
◦ How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music for about six years now. And have enjoyed every second of it…haha, ok maybe not every second.
◦ Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I am based out of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Growing up I was keen to be in music classes in school, joined the marching band for a few years, and learned new instruments. Oh, and both my parents always rocked out to loud music in the car which I always loved.
◦ Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
My most memorable show to date was at The Block Party event at Victory Square in Vancouver. The reason I say this show is because I met a new fan of my music. They shared that they created one of their favorite memories with their love interest while listening to my music! They also shared that they were having a bad day before the show. After the show their day was instantly better and told me that it made their whole year! That’s honestly what I do this for, moments like that.
◦ What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
My favorite venue that I’ve performed so far has to be the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver. One of the top reasons is because I saw Jean Dawson (my favorite artist) perform there! Since then I’ve had the chance to play there twice. It is pretty cool to be able to see myself in videos on the same stage that Jean Dawson played! This isn't a specific venue but I would love to go on a European tour!
◦ If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Jean Dawson, Clairo, girl in red, beabadoobee
◦ What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
To realize it is a journey filled with ups and downs. Oh and…your music will probably going suck at first and if it doesn’t… you may not be being honest with yourself. Self criticism and self validation is important in the arts.
I feel like it is such a crucial part in an artist's journey to have music to look back at. Reflecting and realizing, “wow I’ve come a long way.” I was just doing that today actually, it gives you perspective on how much you have grown.
◦ Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Nico means alot to me, a song about my relationship with my gf. It may not be the most well produced or mixed, but I think that is why I still love it so much. It just has that feeling and authenticity that good songs need.
◦ Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
My favorite song to play is actually unreleased, it’s a track called Cylu. It’s very high energy! It also has a really cool drop/beat change up in the middle of the song which is so fun, especially with a band!
◦ What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
My creative process changes from song to song, but usually I find inspiration from phrases or words. I really want to make sure all my songs have really great titles, something that I feel is overlooked in music. I write down words and phrases that I think could be songs and put in my notes. When I’m starting a new song, I tend to go to my notes and see what I can find for inspo.
◦ Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
I feel like my message in general is love. I know that might sound corny or cringey, but that’s what Jesus did. I live to love like He did. I love everyone for who they are and I hope that people can hear that through my music. I strive to create comfort for others within my music and performances.
◦ What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Planning to drop more music throughout 2024. A few EP’s, lots of singles, and some cool collaborations! I’ll be starting off 2024 with 2 EP’s. These are part of a bigger project I have been working on for the past few months with Chin Injeti!
◦ How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
Fans are part of my artist drive so YES, please follow. All my socials are @wrld2girly and website is wrld2girly.com. I always work on keeping my content up to date. I love letting everyone know what’s going on with new releases and when they are ready to be shared