INTERVIEW: Chyenne May

Q: Hi Chyenne, welcome to VENTS! How are you?

A:  Hi! I am great and so excited to be here! Thank you for having me!

Q: Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Forever and Ever”?

A: Ya! ‘Forever and Ever’ is my first single which I wrote, recorded and produced last year when I was 11 years old! I am very excited for everyone to hear it.

Q: Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

A: Not one event in particular inspired me. The inspiration developed through emotions I have felt which I am able to express through songwriting.

 I arrived at a music lesson one day and was asked if I wanted to start songwriting. This was something I had thought about doing, and I was excited to get started. At first I did not know what to write about. From this session came the first lyrics to the song ‘why can’t I find the words I need to say’. This was a question I have often felt, from those few words, lyrics just kept coming to me and eventually I found the chord progression.

Q: Any plans to release a video for the single?

A: Yes. I am extremely excited to begin working on a music video. Hopefully I can do this soon, so stay tuned!

Q: How was the recording and writing process?

A: The writing process was emotional. The lyrics in the song can be related to so much, so it was hard to find one experience or memory to draw upon.

The recording process was very fun! I was really proud of the lyrics and music to this song so I wanted the recording to be perfect and to the best of my ability. I have to say listening to ‘Forever and Ever’ the first time was the highlight, we played it over and over!

Q: What role does Vancouver play in your music?

A: Vancouver is such a big city and full of diversity. There is appreciation for every genre of music and so many great opportunities.

Q: How do you go on blending your Country roots with your pop influences together?

A: My roots are not necessarily country but I love songs with meaning and truth. That to me is what country music is all about. Since a young age, I’ve always loved cowboy boots, ‘glamping’ and being at my cottage (which is closer to that small-town life than in Vancouver!) I love the blend of country /pop because it gives me the opportunity to write and record powerful songs with a fun, pop twist.

Q: Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

A: ‘Forever and Ever’ is only the start to my journey. I am currently focusing on the release of this single. However, I am ready for a couple more releases soon and possibly and ep or album in the upcoming year, 2019.

Q: Any tentative release date or title in mind?

A: I can’t reveal the release dates just yet, but I do have a couple songs that are finished and a couple I am still working on. As of titles, that will be a surprise so stay tuned…

Q: Any plans to hit the road?

A: Of course! This is my dream and what I want to do, so when a chance comes up, I will take it!

Q: What else is happening next in Chyenne May’s world?

A: I am currently working on some more songs and doing as much performing as possible. In the next year you can expect some more releases. This is only the beginning and I will never stop shooting for the stars!

Connect with Chyenne:

Instagram: chyennemaymusic

Facebook: chyennemay

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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