Artist Interview: “False Reality” by OKAY ANGEL

Q: “False Reality” is a very interesting track. Can you tell us more about the song?

OKAY ANGEL: False Reality is about being trapped in a world inside your head. It feels like your comfort zone but is a place that’s unrealistic and hard to leave. 

Q: What are some songs that you’d repeat playing? What do you like about them and the artist?

OKAY ANGEL: To be honest, it depends on how I’m feeling – I listen to songs on repeat a lot and there are so many artists and tracks that I like so it’s hard to choose! The top 5 songs I’ve listened to the most over the last few days have been:

Prisoner – Miley Cyrus (Feat. Dua Lipa): Miley and Dua are so talented, and then you put them together in a song… LOVE
WHY – Hwa Sa: I really love Hwa Sa’s voice
Gone – Jorja Smith: Every Jorja Smith songs have so much emotion in her music, she’s powerful
The Baddest Female – CL: CL just has this aura of confidence and it transfers through the music when you listen
Unconditional – Sinead Harnett (Sonny Fodera Remix): this is my exercise song, I don’t know why but it helps me power through every time

Q: Who are your biggest influence?

OKAY ANGEL: This is such a hard question, but for now I will go with CL, Kehlani, and Dua Lipa. I remember when I first heard some of CLs solo music back in 2012 and it felt like nothing I’d ever heard before, it really made me want to get up and just jump around. 

Q: Can you tell us about your musical background?

OKAY ANGEL: I don’t come from a musical background, I grew up playing lots of sport and didn’t have much spare time around it but as far as I can remember, music was always a big part of my life. There wasn’t a day I didn’t listen to music for hours, I would listen to music to motivate me before I’d play sport, I’d listen to music whenever I was traveling or walking around, I’d listen to music to get to sleep. I think I especially used it in moments to process emotions. We had quite a long, strict lockdown in Melbourne for COVID-19, that’s when I decided to follow my eagerness to create music. I got a copy of Logic Pro and started learning my way around the program so I could create guides on what vibe I was going for to work with producers and also writing lyrics. 

Q: Why you chose “okay angel” as your artist name?

OKAY ANGEL: OKAY ANGEL was a combination of Angel being my nickname growing up and the fact that I’m just an okay angel, nobody is perfect but I can still be a part-time angel haha.

Q:   Anything you’d like to share with our audience?

OKAY ANGEL: I just want to thank anyone who listens to False Reality, I hope you like it and if you do, there’s more coming so stay tuned! 

Interviewed by Katrina Yang




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