Can you tell me a little about your new single which is coming out Tuesday?
My single is called “Take It Off”. I love so many different types of music. It is a really feel good song but it is a mix between so many of my different inspirations like Tov Lo, Tinashe, Selena Gomez, and Kelani. It’s just kind of a vibey tropical experience, and I rap a little bit. It’s just for anyone who has good rhythm and who wants to feel the music.
After your single is released, how soon after will your album come out?
It should be pretty soon after. We don’t have a date yet, but I am in this zone where I keep writing all these songs. Everyone keeps saying, “you have to calm down, we have enough songs!”. (Laughs). But I don’t know, sometimes you get in this groove. So that will be the hard part, deciding which songs are the best. Which songs paint the best picture.
How would you describe the sound of the upcoming album?
I think it is a good collage. All of the songs I have written in the past eight months or so, they are little vignettes of life in L.A and things that I have felt and gone through. I just think, the one thing they have in common are they all talk about very specific moments that are really relatable; moments that people don’t always catch on all the time in music. I feel like, in music, we tend to get on the same trend of talking about the same things and you can kind of get into a funk, and art is a way to look at the little pieces and details that people don’t normally think about. So that is the overall trend of my music. They are definitely hitting every corner of my style and every different avenue. They are not all the same, it is definitely a journey.
Well, that is a great way to look at it. If you look at life as an inspiration you will never run out of material.
Ya, and I am always finding new weird things. My life is kind of funny so I am always finding weird crazy moments. (Laughs). I think that is definitely an artist thing where they are in a museum or at a party and they look around and say, ‘Oh my God, I can totally use this for something’.
Your previous single, “Shy”, really debuted your acoustic side. Are you going to have any acoustic songs on this album?
Well “Shy” was a really cool song and I did a whole music video for it and it was featured in the film “Summer Forever”, but I feel like my style has really evolved since then. I used to be more in the singer-songwriter direction, but I have used that to explore this whole new world of making it more rhythmic and using different new sounds and working with some really cool producers. So it is mostly just the collaboration with all these DJ’s and crazy producers I have worked with on this album; and I have kind of explored delving into producing. So it’s more showcasing this new genre that is coming up of vibey out of this world music that is so hard to describe. So it is kind of moving in that direction.
How did you get your start making music in L.A. Aren’t you coming from the East Coast?
Ya, I am a Jersey girl! (Laughs). So, growing up I was like, for sure I am going to live in New York, learn the city, I’m so cool I take the subway. But I started coming out here when I was 15 years old to work with different producers and feel it out, as time went on I was like, I can never go back.
I was coming out here on and off throughout high school. I was going to school, doing my work on my own and emailing my teachers. I graduated a year early from high school so I could move out here on my own at 17. Ever since then I have been perfecting my music and exploring.
Have you been involved in any groups or charities in L.A. with whom you lend your time or find inspiration?
I actually am a big part of a group called, F.A.R.E., which stands for Food Allergy Research and Education. It is based in New York but I have life-threatening food allergies, I have had them my whole life. Recently I had an almost fatal reaction. So I am a really big spokesperson for F.A.R.E. and promoting awareness about food allergies, so that has been something that has been a really big part of my life. This Sunday I am filming a video that will be shown at the annual luncheon this year to talk about my experience and try to educate people about what it means to have a food allergy and what it means to live with a food allergy.
Are there any particular artists of producers you are hoping to work with in the future?
Let me think. Someone asked me if I could do a remix of my single, who would it be with. So I said, there is this really cool artist whose name is Jon Bellion. I think he breaks a lot of rules in songwriting, but in a completely brilliant way, so that is awesome. My other choice is if Nick Jonas could sing a verse. I mean, that would trump everything honestly. (Laughs).
Where can we purchase your single on Tuesday?
PopMania.com will release the new song on Tuesday March 8th! It will be available for purchase on iTunes and also Spotify 🙂
You can find out more about Heather Braverman on her website.