Friday, January 7, 2022

“Loose Lips" by Violet Lewis (Jan 7, 2022 release)

“Loose Lips" is the debut EP from the incredible singer Violet Lewis!


And you won't want to miss it! 

What can you expect from the EP? Well, here's what Violet had to say about one of the singles from the EP in her recent interview with us.

“'Don’t Say Goodbye'” is definitely an outlier on the EP in almost every way, and the process of putting it together was no exception. While the other songs were written during the early days of quarantine while I was spending a lot of time thinking in solitude, I wrote “Don’t Say Goodbye” after all of the other songs on the project had already been recorded. The day I wrote it, I just knew I wanted it on this project. I recorded a quick demo and sent it to Zackary Shreves, the producer on this project, and he loved it too. So we got in the studio and just recorded it. I wrote it about my boyfriend, who is also a musician, and he became a big collaborator on the song, writing and arranging parts for drums and tracking some guitar parts."

I definitely noticed the songs from the EP each had their own feel, but blend together wonderfully. It's something you'll want to hear for yourself.


You'll be able to find “Loose Lips" just about everywhere you usually get your music like Spotify or Apple! So, there's no reason why you won't be able track it down…which I suggest you do.
 
Right Now!


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If you want to learn more about Violet, check out 
her Section 36 Music profile page. There you can find links to her full interview with Section 36 Music, her social media accounts, as well as more samples of her incredible singing.

You can also hop directly to her interview right here on Section 36 Music. That will give you an opportunity to learn more about this amazing singer.


Be sure to give “Loose Lips" a listen!


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Ulana Visits Section 36 Music

Section 36 Music has another visitor! Ulana is a wonderful singer, coming off the release of her latest single "Spilled Milk". I was so excited she wanted to visit with us and discuss her music, and more. I’m sure you’ll love everything she has to say.

So, let's see what happens when Ulana visits Section 36 Music!

I really enjoyed your recent single “Spilled Milk”. What can you tell me about it?I appreciate you listening to “Spilled Milk” and I’m happy you enjoyed it! “Spilled Milk” was originally a song I had written for a songwriting class that continued to go through many revisions throughout 2020. The song is about the feeling of spilling your feelings to someone and feeling awkward and uncomfortable, as if you spilled milk all over yourself. It’s the nostalgia, the excitement, the anxiousness, the anger of things not working out—it’s a song of emotions that everyone experiences at some point or another, especially when they want things to work out with someone they like a lot. I hope that when people listen to this song, they can feel understood in some way.

Do you have any other projects you’re currently working on?
I am currently working on a few collaborations that I am really excited for! I am hoping to release another single before next summer, and I am starting to put together some merchandise for “Spilled Milk”!

You’re currently attending Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest way that’s benefitting your career? 
I am unbelievably grateful that I am attending Berklee Collegeof Music. I have met so many incredible people, musicians and artists and geniuses, and being around so much amazing energy has not only inspired my work, but it’s made me want to work harder to make music that’s just as powerful. The material I’ve learned about songwriting and production has also benefited me in so many ways, and I’ve had some incredible teachers who have opened my eyes to so many new possibilities in the industry that I never knew existed.

Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences?
My grandmother was the first person to show me the beauty and magic of music, and she is still one of my biggest influences for my passion for music. In terms of creating music, Taylor Swift and Alex Turner are some of my biggest songwriting idols. I also take a lot of my inspiration from the music of Louis Tomlinson, Mark Knopfler, Dayglow, and Arcade Fire.

What would you say is your biggest career challenge?Currently, my biggest career challenge is honing in on one skill that I really want to get good at. I’m fascinated by so many aspects in the process of making music that I sometimes have a hard time focusing on one part, and I’m still working on trying to get good at one thing. But I’m just really grateful that I get to be pursuing my passion in a conducive environment with a lot of amazing people supporting me, so I believe that I will find a path eventually. I’m enjoying the learning process for now!

What are your immediate career goals?
My immediate career goal is to release an EP with my own
original songs within 1-2 years. I would love to get more credits on collaborative projects as well. It would also be really fun to start performing my songs live!

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I can't wait for that EP!

As always, I want to thank Ulana for visiting, and for sending along the pictures to accompany the interview.

I know you’ll all want to follow along with Ulana to see what she's up to. The best way is to follow her on Instagram. It's a great way to keep track of everything she has going on. Of course, you can always find her music on Spotify and basically anywhere else you find your music.

You can also check out her Section 36 Music page. It's a perfect way to enjoy everything Ulana has to offer all in one place.


Thanks again Ulana, and good luck reaching your goals!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Violet Lewis Visits Section 36 Music!

Photo: Natalie Somekh
Section 36 Music has another visitor! Violet Lewis is an incredibly talented singer, coming off the release of her latest single "Don't Say Goodbye". I was so excited she wanted to visit with us and discuss her music, and more. I’m sure you’ll love everything she has to say.

So, let's see what happens when Violet Lewis visits Section 36 Music!

I really enjoyed your recent single “Don’t Say Goodbye”. What was it like putting that together?

Thank you! “Don’t Say Goodbye” is definitely an outlier on the EP in almost every way, and the process of putting it together was no exception. While the other songs were written during the early days of quarantine while I was spending a lot of time thinking in solitude, I wrote “Don’t Say Goodbye” after all of the other songs on the project had already been recorded. The day I wrote it, I just knew I wanted it on this project. I recorded a quick demo and sent it to Zackary Shreves, the producer on this project, and he loved it too. So we got in the studio and just recorded it. I wrote it about my boyfriend, who is also a musician, and he became a big collaborator on the song, writing and arranging parts for drums and tracking some guitar parts.


Do you have any other projects you’re currently working on?

My EP “Loose Lips” is coming out January 7th and I’m so

Photo: Natalie Somekh
excited to finally share it!  I’ll be playing a release show in Los Angeles at The Love Song Bar on the night of its release to celebrate. I’m also currently putting a band together in Boston where I go to school to start playing some shows over there as well.


You’re currently attending Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest way that’s benefitting your career? 

That’s a really good question. Berklee has a lot of opportunities, but they’re all kind of hidden and you have to dig a little to find them. I joined a club called the A&R Club that has a lot of really great people and networking opportunities, and that’s been one of my favorite parts about Berklee so far. 


Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences?

I say this all the time, but Elliott Smith’s easily my biggest influence. He did the singer/ songwriter/ guitar thing but in a way that was so inventive, thoughtful, and brilliant. I’m not trying to recreate that- I never could, he was one of a kind. But if there’s someone to look up to, yeah it’s him. Also, I’m lucky to be friends with a lot of talented and badass musicians who inspire me every day too. 


What would you say is your biggest career challenge?

Photo: Natalie Somekh
I don’t actually get asked this question a lot. But as an independent artist, there’s a lot of challenges! The music industry has changed a lot, and with that so has the role and expectations of artists. Instead of just being a singer and songwriter, you have to wear many hats. You have to either be a producer or find a producer you work well with, you need to get promo photos and album art and Spotify canvases, you need to do the work of a marketing team and run pre-save campaigns and reach out to blogs and playlisters and radio stations. You need an active Instagram and TikTok and Twitter and Facebook page and you’re supposed to have a decent following on all of them. You need to pay for a lot of stuff out of pocket. You need to play a bunch of instruments or find people that can play them, depending on what you’re trying to do. You need to book shows and commission flyers and move gear. So at the end of all that, singing and writing songs, the thing that I really love, just becomes a first step, and then I’m hit with all of that.


What are your immediate career goals?

Right now I’m focused on the release of this EP! I’m super excited for everyone to hear it and to share something so precious to me with my listeners. I’m hoping to continue growing my audience in the coming year as I begin new projects and to hopefully play shows if Covid-related circumstances allow me to do so safely. 


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I can't wait for the new release!

As always, I want to thank Violet for visiting, and for sending along the pictures to accompany the interview.

I know you’ll all want to follow along with Violet to see what she's up to. The best way is to visit her socials like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. They're great ways to keep track of everything she has going on. Of course, you can always find her music on Soundcloud and Spotify.

You can also check out her Section 36 Music page. It's a perfect way to enjoy everything Violet has to offer all in one place.


Thanks again Violet, and good luck reaching your goals!

Friday, December 10, 2021

“Don't Say Goodbye" by Violet Lewis (Dec 10, 2021 release)

“Don't Say Goodbye" is the latest single from the incredible singer Violet Lewis!




What can you expect from the song? Here's what Violet had to say about it...

"Don’t Say Goodbye” is an anthem for anyone who has ever dealt with the struggle of being in a long distance relationship and will hook you from the first line “I made my therapist cry today.” Simply, it’s a song for when you’re sad but you’re sick of crying about it (and just wanna rock out). It is the third and final single leading to the release of my upcoming EP "Loose Lips" which is coming out in January."

This song is simply incredible. She's right, the melody absolutely grabs you right from the start. After hearing it, I just had to go listen to all of Violet's music. It was all as good as expected. I definitely can't wait to hear the EP.

You can find “Don't Say Goodbye" just about everywhere you usually get your music like Apple and Spotify. So, there's no reason you won't be able to find it.…which I highly suggest you do.

Right Now!

Friday, December 3, 2021

“I Tried Too Hard" by Jackie Therrien (Dec 3, 2021 release)


"I Tried Too Hard" is the latest single from the amazing singer Jackie Therrien!




Make sure you listen to it now!


What's is the song like? Well, here's what Jackie had to say about it...


"My new song “I Tried Too Hard” is finally out!! This song sat in my notes app on my phone for far too long and I’m so grateful I rediscovered it when I did.


This song was a vent, a confession to my piano before I went to anyone else. It was a song a wrote one night after a party, in a moment of sadness, loneliness, regret, and longing. I was trying too hard to force feelings that just weren’t there.

I remember writing this and pushing it away because I felt so guilty and I felt so bad. There were too many different thoughts and feelings and in that moment, sitting at the piano, they all came out of me all at once.

I think often times the best songs come from those moments.

This is something I had never planned on doing anything with…but now it’s yours :)"

That is definitely something you'll want to hear for yourself.


You'll be able to find “I Tried Too Hard" just about everywhere you usually get your music like Spotify or Apple! So, there's no reason why you won't be able track it down…which I absolutely suggest you do.
 
Immediately!


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If you want to learn more about Jackie, check out 
her Section 36 Music profile page. There you can find links to her full interview with Section 36 Music, her social media accounts, as well as more samples of her incredible singing.

You can also hop directly to her interview right here on Section 36 Music. That will give you an opportunity to learn more about this amazing singer.


Be sure to give “I Tried Too Hard" a listen!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Jackie Therrien Visits Section 36 Music!

Section 36 Music has another visitor! Jackie Therrien is an incredible singer, coming off the release of her latest single "April". I was so excited she wanted to visit with us and discuss her music, and more. I’m sure you’ll love everything she has to say.

So, let's see what happens when Jackie Therrien visits Section 36 Music!

I really enjoyed your recent single, “April”. What can you tell me about it?

Thank you! I wrote April earlier this year, sometime in the spring. For the longest time I had been trying to write a song about love and how it feels to be in love without actually using the word “love”. I was at home one day, and at this point we were still mainly remote for school. I remember having a few minutes in between classes, so I picked up my guitar and just started playing 3 chords over and over again. I started thinking of specific moments, places, and colors, things that reminded me of him. I think those arethe kinds of things that build up to create love, which is why this song came to me so easily once I had gotten the hang of what I wanted to do. I knew immediately I wanted it to be the next single.


Having released several songs/albums, what do you enjoy most about the recording process?

My favorite part is probably adding in all the backing vocals.

Because I do everything myself and work independently, all the vocals are me, so I’ve always found it fun having to sing lower or higher than I normally would to have the contrast in voices. I also just LOVE harmonies. I’ve always felt like harmonies can sometimes be the thing that really bring a song to life.


What would you say is the biggest challenge with your musical career?

The biggest challenge is trying to get people to listen and widen the audience. You’d think it’d be easy these days with all the different social media platforms, but it’s not, because everyone else has all the same tools you do. And some people are just better at grabbing your attention on social media, keeping it short and sweet, but keeping you interested. And sometimes it’s just luck. Some people blow up on Tik Tok overnight, and others are struggling to get 200 views. It’s really really hard, and it’s a lot of work.


What do you enjoy most about performing in front of an audience?

I enjoy getting to talk a little bit about what I’m playing, and kind of give people a shirt back story of the song. I love talking about my lyrics, because my favorite part of what I do is coming up with lyrics, so when I get to talk about them and explain them and what my thoughts process was it’s always really fun. 


Who/what would you consider your biggest musical influences?

I feel like I’m influenced by so many different artists of so many different genres. Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Maisie Peters, Charlie Puth, John Mayer, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Supertramp, Harry Styles, ELO. I think I’m influenced by everyone and every song I listen to, because almost every artist has their own little unique things they do, and I always try to find those things, and then I find myself doing things similar to those unique little things. 


I also think I’m very influenced by what I’m watching on TV and the soundtracks of what I’m watching. Like my second album, Dreaming, I feel was very affected by the music in the show Stranger Things. Not even just the 80s songs that we all know, but the score, and how the synthesizer was used. It definitely reflected into my music, looking back.


What are your immediate career goals?

Well I’m releasing a new song very very soon, it’s called “I

Tried Too Hard”, and it’s a song I’m really proud of and it means a lot to me, so my goal is that it gets the attention it deserves. I want it to be successful, especially because this is just the start of an even bigger project!


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I can't wait to hear her new song!

As always, I want to thank Jackie for visiting, and for sending along the pictures to accompany the interview.

I know you’ll all want to follow along with Jackie to see what she's up to. The best way is to visit her socials like Instagram and YouTube. They're great ways to keep track of everything she has going on. Of course, you can always find her music on Spotify.

You can also check out her Section 36 Music page. It's a perfect way to enjoy everything Jackie has to offer all in one place.


Thanks again Jackie, and good luck reaching your goals!

Friday, November 5, 2021

“24 Years Down” by Allison Leah (Nov 5, 2021 release)

 “24 Years Down" is the latest single from the fantastic singer Allison Leah! 




And you'll want to listen to it right away!


I’m sure you remember Allison from her interview with us, where we discussed her single “We can Still Sing". Or, like I am, you’re a fan of her wonderful single “Coffee Cup”. That’s why I was so thrilled to hear about this new release, and was not disappointed when I heard it! The beautiful melody showed Allison's vulnerability as she created an anthem for her time. She wrote this song both as a reflection of her life and a reminder that we have so much time left, with each verse a "vignette" of a part of her life. I know you'll enjoy it as much as I do.


You can find “24 Years Down" just about everywhere you usually find your music, like Spotify, and Apple! So, there's no reason why you won't be able track it down…which I highly suggest you do.

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If you want to learn more about Allison, check out 
her Section 36 Music profile page. There you can find links to her full interview with Section 36 Music, her social media accounts, as well as more samples of her incredible singing.

You can also hop directly to her interview right here on Section 36 Music. That will give you an opportunity to learn more about this amazing singer.


Be sure to give “24 Years Down" a listen!