Hi Lindsey, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’m fantastic, excited to be here!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Electricity”?
Absolutely! It’s my favorite song on my forthcoming album “New Game.” It has a 6/8 time signature which is kind of like what John Mayer does in his song “Gravity,” and is super fun to sing live!
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I actually wrote it a few years ago about a major crush that I had a certain bass player. It’s funny because we ended up just being really great friends, I recently went to his wedding actually…at least I got an awesome song out of it!
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I would love to create a video with some fans and am always open to collaborations!
The single comes off your new album “New Game,” what’s the story behind the title?
In life, we’re always playing a game, either created by ourselves or one that was given to us by our ego. This album is my breakthrough in declaring that I was the creator of my own game, and am now playing it in order to make a difference in the world through my music.
How was the recording and writing process?
Most of the album was co-written with a great musician friend of mine named Jon Gus. It was written over the course of about three months, the album just kind of fell out of us. A lot of the album was about me completing past relationships and creating a clearing for the new life that I set out to create for myself.
As for the recording process, it was important to me to record an album like The Beatles did back in the day: live on the studio floor, no autotune, minimal instrumentals, all organic and live with barely any overdubs. Thankfully, we did exactly that. Three different voices, three different instruments: piano, guitar and cahone. All five songs were recorded in one 12 hour recording session.
What have you drawn from your previous experiences having shared the stage with Justin Beiber and Bruno Mars among others?
As a backup singer for Selena Gomez I had the opportunity to share the same stage with some amazing acts when we would do shows like “Jingle Ball.” What really stood out to me with most of the entertainers is how hard-working they are and their level of professionalism. There’s no accident that Bruno Mars is where he is, he’s one of the hardest working and most talented artists out there!
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
I drew inspiration from my life experiences. Past relationships, lessons I’ve learned as well as my declarations for the future. My hope is that somebody will listen to the songs and can relate through their own experiences, I really hope that they can make a difference. Now that I’m in such a happy place, maybe I can stop writing about all of my ex-boyfriends!
Any plans to hit the road?
Absolutely! Performing live is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Something I’ve been doing a lot of recently is house concerts which has been a ton of fun. It’s such an intimate, unique experience that allows you to connect with every individual person there. My goal for next summer is to do a nationwide house concert tour, so if anyone is interested in hosting one please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know!
What else is happening next in Lindsey Harper’s world?
I’m starting a “Song of the Month” club so people don’t have to wait as long in between album releases. Other than that, I’ll be hard at work on my next album!