Can you talk to us more about your latest single, “I’m Scared”?
Like my last single “How A Heart Breaks” it’s a pared-down piano vocal. It’s about getting to the root of a lot of the emotions we struggle with, which when you get right down to it, are just fear.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Losses I’ve had in my life – be it a relationship or a hope, or a person, all inspired the idea behind the song. I thought it was really fitting to release it in honor of National Recovery Month, because people in the recovery process and those around them live with these fears every day.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I never say never but to date there’s no video in the works.
How was the recording and writing process?
Getting in the studio to write and record is always my favorite part. Working with my producer, Isaac Hasson is so inspiring because there’s such a natural flow.
What led you to dedicate a song to those who struggle with substance abuse?
The material of the song was such a fitting theme and I’ve known people who have gone through these issues so I felt I could send an important message – you’re not alone and everyone gets scared sometimes. Having that kind of support from others can be a huge help on the way to healing.
What role does Nashville plays in your music?
Everything in my life plays a role in my music one way or another because the music is a reflection of me. I’ve been in Nashville for over 9 years now and it really feels like home for me, I love it.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming?
Actually, I’ve decided to take a new course as an independent artist. I regularly release digital singles and that’s how I get my music out there. In the future, I would love to focus in on a larger project, a statement piece, but this is where I’m at right now.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I make sure I have new music out on the regular so the wait is never long.
Would you be exploring this new sound throughout the new record?
I wouldn’t call it a new sound, I love to switch it up and incorporate many genres into my music. You might say I have a new sound every time, because with each release I’ve grown, as a person and an artist.
Any plans to hit the road?
I would love to get out on tour. The minute it happens I’ll announce it on my website HearHolly.com
What else is happening next in Holly Elle’s world?
Looking forward to getting back in the studio soon. Anyone who wants to can connect with me on social media (@hearholly) I’d love to hear from you!