Can you talk to us more about your single, “Scared of Myself”?
While writing the whole EP, especially “Scared of Myself”, I realized a lot about myself and the way I had been living my life. What I recognized was that a lot of the time, I was my own worst enemy. I think the first step to solving this is acceptance. Accepting that you’re not perfect. Accepting that we’re only human, and being okay with that.
While writing “Scared of Myself”, I came to the conclusion that I can’t blame other people or things for the way I was feeling. I had to take a step back and accept the fact that I just had to work on myself and start loving myself so that I can be able to love others.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
There wasn’t a specific event that inspired this story, rather the general realization that I can’t blame other people or things for the struggles im battling inside. The moment I was able to admit to myself that it’s okay to let yourself feel the way you do, it’s all about how you react.
Any plans to release a video for the track?
I am planning on making a music video for a track on this EP, but I am not sure what track exactly yet.
Why did you decide to name the EP after this song in particular?
I decided to name the EP after this track because I felt that it was the only appropriate title that encompasses every single feeling I was trying to express in each song. This EP was a moment of clarity about myself and “Scared of Myself” was a perfect phrase to reveal that.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording and writing process was amazing. It was my favorite part of the whole project. I spent hours on end with the other writers really digging into my brain and soul, making sure I was really saying what I was feeling. Personally, the writing was my favorite part of the whole process. I would keep going forever if I could. I learned so much about myself and also how to write songs. I realized how important the lyrics are, and how crucial it is to be honest with what you want to say, because it’s the only way that the song will be believable and relatable.
What role does Boston play in your music?
I love Boston, it’s my home. I have Berklee College of Music Summer Programs to thank for my inspiration and confidence to create original music. I stayed in the dorms there for two weeks participating in 3 intensive courses, and I walked out of there as a whole new person.
What were some of the emotions did you get to explore on this record?
I felt so many emotions throughout this whole process. However, after putting all these emotions down on paper, the only emotion I felt was free. Because I was releasing these emotions in a beautiful, organic way, I somehow felt okay to be open with the world and accept that what I was feeling was okay.
Was it easy to tackle some of these themes?
At first, these themes were difficult to admit. However, I spent hours with the songwriters just digging and digging to the point that I had no choice but to be honest. Songwriting is like therapy. Once I started being open, all these lyrics and feelings came flowing out of me.
Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Being in the creative environments of Brooklyn and Los Angeles is so inspiring. I loved traveling to new places to work on this project. It’s so easy to get inspired when you’re in a completely different environment. Being around professionals and such creative minds could inspire anyone.
Any plans to hit the road?
What else is happening next in Juliana Cervizzi’s world?
Next in my world is college. I applied early decision to the Bandier Program at Syracuse University. This program fosters creativity and experience in the music industry while providing incredible, hands on opportunities. It is my dream program, so I’m waiting on that response. I’m hoping that if I get there, I will be able to keep creating music and learning new things. I’m just so ready to be the person I dream of becoming.