Can you talk to us more about your new single “You For Me”?
My new single, “You For Me” is one of my favorite songs on my upcoming EP, “Color It Up” (out 10/13/17). It’s short and sweet and I believe it’s a very unique song.
Did any event inspire you to write this song?
I was in a co-writing session with Jeff Silbar and Shane Henry in Los Angeles and we set out to write a quirky little song about finding your perfect match.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I would LOVE to do a video for this single and am working on making that happen! Any directors out there want to collaborate?? 😉
The single comes off your new album Color It Up – what’s the story behind the title?
“Color It Up” is the name of another song that’s also on the new EP, as well as the title. All the songs on the project have more light hearted and happy elements than some of my past releases. I wanted to put something out there that was fun and relatable. The title and song “Color It Up” encourage us all to find and appreciate the different “colors” (the moments and experiences) in our lives and to make the most of each day.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording and writing process for the EP were both a blast. Co-writers on the project include Shane Henry, Jeff Silbar, Stephen Gause, Graham Colton, & Janelle Marsh Perusi. I recorded all but 2 of the songs with Stephen Gause in Nashville. “Do It All Again” was recorded in Oklahoma City with Graham Colton and Brine Webb. “Brighten Up My Day” was recorded in LA with Shane Henry and David Das.
What role does Los Angeles plays in your writing?
Los Angeles plays a big role in my writing, as I spend most of my time in LA.
What aspect of joy did you get to explore on this record?
I feel like many of us miss out on the joy in our lives because we get so caught up with our daily to-do lists and being successful at whatever it is we do (I’m totally talking to myself here) and I wanted to tap into my awareness and appreciation for the joy in my own life, which I did while creating this EP. I’ve reminded myself that it’s OK to be happy. It’s OK to smile and it’s OK to celebrate. I got to explore some really fun elements in the studio that I hadn’t explored much before.
Any plans to hit the road?
Always. This year I’ve toured and played shows in 15+ states and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.
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