Hi! “Months and Months” is a song about the fear of an ex creeping back into your life. Can you share more about the personal experiences or inspirations that led to the creation of this song?

A: “Months and Months” was born out of that vulnerable period where the relationship has ended and started to wither, but you’re nowhere near fully moved on. Right as I was starting to put my heart back together, my ex would start reaching out again. It was this weird, double edged feeling because I still missed them (frankly, I still loved them), but I knew it was dangerous terrorist because I didn’t want to risk taking them back. People can change, but I definitely know that he didn’t and I didn’t want to start things back up knowing that he’d just end up hurting me again.

The song has been praised for its strong storytelling capabilities. How do you approach the process of writing lyrics and what is your strategy for conveying emotions through your words?

A: I approach my songwriting from a really honest place. I’m definitely a melody-first type of writer, but throughout my life, I’ve challenged myself to be a great storyteller as well. I start with a notebook and practically word vomit every emotion, feeling, and potential lyrics onto the left side of the page. Then, I look at what I’ve thrown up and start to piece together the story. I never want to be generic in my lyricism; I want to find a new way to tell the age-old stories of love and heartbreak.

Your music is often described as “heartbreak on the dancefloor” bangers. What draws you to this style of music and how do you balance the emotional depth with the upbeat, danceable rhythms?

A: One of my all-time favourite songs is “Dancing on my Own” by Robyn. It’s a slice of pure pop perfection, but the best part is how gut-wrenching the lyrics are. I love the dichotomy of having a really sad story “wear” the clothes of an upbeat club banger. In a way, it’s a reflection of how we react to sadness in society. We put on a brave face and say we’re fine, even though deep down, we’re sometimes really miserable.

You moved from Toronto to Los Angeles to pursue your music career. How has this move influenced your music and your creative process?

A: I’d say that the most pivotal part of this move was my 3 yearlong stopover in Boston. I attended music school there and really honed my skills as a songwriter and a producer. I challenged myself to become the best possible writer I could be. Moving to LA caused me to double down and work even harder. It’s a really tough industry filled with so many talented people and I’ve found myself being more creative and trusting my instincts more. I used to take a long time to make music, but I’m finally in a place where I can imagine a song, write it, and record it in like a week now.

Your music is often compared to the massive pop overtaking of the early 2010s. Who are some of the artists from this era that have influenced your sound?

A: Bar none, my favorite artist of this era is Lady GaGa. She carved out a new lane by 1) making incredibly great music and 2) being herself. The Fame and The Fame Monster are such legendary records that I always have on heavy rotation. I also think she’s one the reasons there are such risks in mainstream media regarding fashion and there’s no such thing as “being too much” or “pushing the envelope too far”.

You started your musical journey at a very young age, learning to play the piano at four years old. How has your early exposure to music shaped your career and your approach to creating music?

A: I have a classic background in piano and grew up playing conservatory pieces. While I always loved it, I had this burning desire to create. When I was in my early teens, I started sitting down at the piano and creating my own melodies. As time went on, those melodies became catchier and catchier and I dove headfirst into songwriting. I’m thankful for my piano background; I think it’s definitely the reason why I can create such strong instrumental hooks in my music.

You’ve been described as a “beacon of honest lyricism”. How important is authenticity in your songwriting and how do you ensure your lyrics stay true to your experiences?

A: I think being authentic is one of the most important things in creating and performing a song. I typically pull from my own experiences, but even when I don’t, I still create a character for me to play. I personally have to live and breathe as the narrator of the song. It’s sort of like acting in a way.

You’ve released several singles since your debut in 2019. How has your music evolved since your first release, and what themes or styles do you find yourself gravitating towards as you continue to create?

A: Looking back, I’ve definitely become a stronger lyricist. I think my music has a more refined and polished side to it now. I’ve written a lot about love, heartbreak, and everything in between. Going forward, I’ve been toying a lot themes of fantasy, reality, and the delicate balance that lies somewhere in the middle. I’m super excited about the records I have coming up.

You’re currently working on your first studio album. Can you share more about this project and what fans can expect?

A: Yes! Attempting to make a full length LP is quite the undertaking as an independent artist. I’m still following the same sonic landscape of synth/electropop, but I’m leaning more towards a glam-inspired, 70’s popstar vibe. I’ve recorded about 7 tracks for

Looking ahead, what are your goals for your music career and what can fans look forward to in terms of future projects?

A: My goals are to get into bigger writing rooms for other artists. I’d really love to get my foot in the door as a songwriter and collaborate more. It’s a dream of mine to get to hear one of my songs on the radio, whether it’s sung by me or someone else. As for other goals…I’m looking for world domination, haha. The dream is to become established, have a huge fanbase, and be on a year-long tour.