Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Say Something”?
I wrote “Say Something” with two very talented guys from Montreal, Connor Seidel and Félix Le Blanc. Actually, the whole song was done locally—the writing, the musicians on the track, the mixing, the mastering. Home grown!
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
We just started with the music, creating what we felt in that moment. To me right away it had a sense of longing, but still kind of playful and upbeat. That’s what inspired me for the theme of the lyrics. It’s a mixture of hope and excitement and apprehension; all the feelings you tend to get when you meet someone and you’re trying to read the situation and figure each other out.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Not at the moment. For now I’m focusing on putting out more new music!
How was the recording and writing process?
It was so much fun. As I said, I was lucky to have some great talent on this song. We wrote the song and went into studio with ideas of what we wanted to do and it turned out even better than I imagined.
How Destiny Child and Alicia Keys has influence your writing?
Artists like Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys were childhood favorites for me; I would sing and dance along to their music a lot. I always loved to perform. I was that kid who was always putting on shows for her parents, dancing in front of the mirror, singing into a hair brush! Those artists were my introduction to R&B; to music that moves your body and your soul.
What role does Montreal play in your music?
I grew up in Montreal. It’s home for me and the longer I’m here, the more I realize and appreciate what an incredible place it is to be. It’s so diverse and has so much to offer, but it’s also relatively small compared to some other big cities, so there’s a strong sense of community here. And so much talent!
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes! I have a few more songs ready to be released soon. I can’t wait!
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I won’t say much for now, except that you won’t have to wait too much longer. J
Any plans to hit the road?
I’d love to play some shows outside of Montreal in 2019! We’ll see where this year takes me.
What else is happening next in Andria Piperni’s world?
More shows. More music. I’m moving into a new place soon, where I’ll have my own little home studio setup! I can’t wait to be there and just write. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I feel like it’ll be a great new beginning to another exciting year. 2019 is going to be a good one!