Your music gives listeners something to think about.
It’s easy to write songs that just make you forget about life, but I wanted my upcoming album to have a greater meaning than just “Hi, this is me, I’m a singer and I sing whatever.” (laughs) My music has to be purposeful and meaningful, you know?
So, tell me about this LP, Hunger?
When I wrote this album, I needed to tell something that felt authentic to me. And I’m proud of it and of the story it tells. Hunger is about the duality in life: the good and the bad. It highlights so many different emotions and stages of my life. To do so, I mixed country music’s storytelling with more commercial, pop elements. Hopefully, people will listen to this album from its beginning to end because there’s a story when you put all tracks together.
Hunger could encourage people to believe they can do what they want if they put their mind to it. For so long, I dreamt of releasing an album, and now I get to watch it come to life, which feels surreal.