Ever since I was very young, I grew up in the world of music. I still remember my father jamming with his band in the basement of our New England cul de sac home when I was about six years old. I have always fond to be drawnto the artistic aspect of music and creation, sighting writers like Edgar Allan Poe as my inspiration even as a child. My fascination stems from expression and outlooks on other peoples perspectives. You can only imagine what its like to be the only young girl in her class to be excited to read about the bubonic plague. Only later after years of singing very loudly to myself in every public bathroom I could, did I realise that singing and vocals went hand in hand with that passion. My first true taste of performing was when I was in the fifth grade talent show, my father had convinced me to audition and I got the grand finally. Though I ran off the stage an anxious mess, I had finally found something that painted color in my otherwise dull life. For a while I put my love for music on the back burner, believing I was not worthy of such an outlet of expression given that I have always been the weird goth chick sitting alone like a wall flower. But it hit me that music is something for everyone. So one day when I was about fifteen I said 'fuck it' and just went for it. Nothing brings me to life like writing for my music, nothing wakes me up and brings me from my lowest points like singing, and I can only hope that someday I will find my home amongst this strange path in life.
I find inspiration in many things. I'll start with my love for rock music. As a small child, I was brought up on my parents taste in music, but the ones that stuck with me my whole life were Amy Lee From Evanescence and The Cranberries. Two of my favorite songs to this day are My Immortal and Zombie, which is probably why I've always drawn to heavier forms of music (thanks Dad). Growing up, being in clicks, you are taught to believe you can only be interested in one genre of music, but that's a rather close minded idea. As much as I love rock, I have also dwelled in the world of pop. I grew up in my teens listening to rock bands like Breaking Benjamin, as well as indie like The killers, but I've found as I get older that I am inlove with pop. The sounds, the variety and concepts, so why not bring them together? To think you have limitations in any form only stalls progress. My favorite artist for the passed five years has been Marina and The Diamonds. Her music explores far beyond just pop. Expanding upon things like self image and how people can be influenced by such things. I myself love to explore concepts that most people find strange and just love to see how one persons opinion can differ from others. Im also influenced by eras, the romantising of dark concepts like the reign of terror or love in general. So in conclusion, truly, you can draw inspiration from any and all things. and that's what I strive to do.
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