There’s a shift of the sound between your first mixtape and your upcoming album. What triggered that evolution?
I think just getting burned out on doing the same thing. I go through phases a lot and get bored really easily. I had been making very Y2K, celebrity culture-influenced music for so long that I wanted to do something that was a little more opened up to different genres. I wanted to play around with country, pop-punk, and a lot more directions. That’s probably what inspired my little switch up.
Your single “Throatzilla” is a sex anthem. What does your songwriting routine look like for these spicy songs?
“Throatzilla” was a funny one. I was out to diner with my friend and her boyfriend and he brought up that porn star called Throatzilla. He said that word and I found it such a funny title for a song. I got a beat that Gupi send me and while I was going to bed and listened to it, I typed out this kind of rap to it. The next day, I already went into the studio and recorded the song.
Songwriting can be very different. Sometimes, I just write to beats all by myself, and other times, I’ll be in the studio with producers where we collaborate on the writing. The more explicit ones, I definitely write by myself more because I’m a little bit too embarrassed or afraid to throw those lines out to other people in the room.