Hi G, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’ve been great! Lots of exciting things going on right now.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Casual Glances”?
Yeah! Casual Glances was a super fun song to write and record. It all started with this huge frustration that I had for boys at my high school. I wrote this freshman year so it was tricky to find a nice, confident, mature guy! When you liked someone and they liked you back, instead of just I don’t know TALKING to you, they’d throw these “casual glances”. I was so fed up with this to the point where we ended up with a super cool, vibey song!
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Yes this song was definitely directed at one person but it could apply to many.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
There are no solid plans to release a music video as of now but it is definitely something I look foreword to doing!
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording and writing process was intense and SO fun! Every song on the POLAROID EP was written and recorded in one day each. My producer Matt and my co-writer Kayliann and I would come into the studio and just talk about our mood for the day and decide what kind of tone we want the song to be. Then we’d mess around with the lyrics as Matt started building the song. We would all add our input into everything and it really all came together at once. Sometimes we’d even record some of the vocals before we finished all the lyrics! I would be exhausted by the end of the day but came back with even more excitement for the next.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are covering someone else rather than in your own?
I do take different approaches to songs when I do covers. 95% of the time they will be acoustic and I will accompanying myself. I play about 6 gigs a month singing and playing my keyboard. It’s more of a chill vibe than my produced originals which are very pop and electronic. When I perform my originals I’ll do about half with acoustic and half with backing tracks. I really feel like I’m performing more with my originals rather than just singing a pretty song in the background.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
I’ve been writing a new song with my piano and I’m constantly writing down ideas or recording a voice memo of a cool lyric or melody. Nothing has been recorded in the studio yet as far as new music but I’m also working on some EDM collaborations and alternative/pop with artists in the treasure valley.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Not solid on any release dates but you will definitely be hearing some music from me this year.
Any plans to hit the road?
I’m actually in a competition right now that will open up some very big opportunities for me to travel and open for other artists this year!
What else is happening next in Girl In The Garden’s world?