Hi Alyssa! Happy New Year! The last time we checked in; you had just released the stunning music video for your single, “Over You”. I’m curious to know, because it’s such a cool, relatable song — is the single more art imitating life or simply creative expression, disconnected from your own personal experience?
Hi! Happy New Year! I would say it’s a little of both. The song is based on a relationship, someone I know went through and all the bad relationships I hear about. So this song is kinda from their perspective. We all have things we want to move past and get over; whether it’s a relationship or something else, so I just channeled all of that when we were filming. We tried to make the video as relatable as possible, so a lot of it wasn’t scripted; I was just being myself and having fun!
What has been the greatest highlight/s of your career, so far?
I have been fortunate enough to experience a lot of really cool things. But I would say the biggest highlight for me, is whenever I connect with my fans. I love talking to them and seeing them relate to my music. Or seeing them sing along and dance. It’s a feeling you can’t really put into words.
Have you had any bad moments?
Oh yeah, there have been some tough times! I’ve had to deal with some pretty mean people; but that’s expected regardless of what you do in life. Sometimes it seems like there is more bad than good; but keeping a positive attitude makes any situation better. And if you work hard and focus on yourself, good things are sure to come your way!
As you continue to pursue your dreams, what is the greatest lesson you’ve learned along the way?
I’ve learned so much since I started. I have learned that hard work really does pay off, and as long as you keep going you are unstoppable. I have also learned that no matter what you do, people will try to knock you down. And the best way to deal with those people is to smile; they hate that! But the greatest lesson I have learned would probably be to love yourself. If you are happy with who you are, no one can hurt you.
What can your fans look forward to in the coming months?
I am working on a ton of new stuff! I’m releasing my brand new EP ‘Wild & Crazy’ on January 31st. The EP has five new original songs, that I recorded in Nashville, TN. I also have plans to record and release more new music and videos later this year. And as always, I’ll be playing out every chance I get! But the biggest thing I have planned this year, is moving to Nashville, TN to pursue my music career!
As always, its been great chatting with you Alyssa!
P/C: Aaron Winters