Q: “Phase for You” has the most addictive melody and is just a joy to listen to! How has your musical sound evolved overtime?
YSA: Oh man! My musical journey is a constantly evolving thing. I always love good catchy melodies though. That is the basis of what I try to do. My musical journey is constantly and ebb and flow between rock and R&B I’d say.
Q: Super excited that you’re doing a music video for “Phase for You”! What is the inspiration for the music video?
YSA: I wanted to capture the “free-ness” and fun energy we created in the song, and I also wanted to incorporate a bit of a live performance aspect. So we decided for the music video on two locations, one of them was my favorite studio in East Nashville, TN, and this incredible roof in Downtown Nashville.
Q: What has been your biggest struggle as an artist and how do/did you overcome it?
YSA: The biggest struggle (but also most important thing) as an artist is to surround yourself with other creative people who you can be super honest and supportive with.
Q: Your song “Everything is Fine” got a lot of attention on TikTok, what did it feel like to go viral?
YSA: Getting a lot of recognition on that video was super cool! It got me in front of a lot of new people who seem to really dig my music which is sick. That’s why I love Tiktok.
Q: What was the process in writing and creating “Phase for You”?
YSA: So I wrote and produced “Phase For You” with my homie John The Dropout and two other incredible writers, Khiana Mayer, and ARLO. It was a really fun, collaborative experience! We all really clicked and wrote the song super fast. John laid down some chords, and I played that bass line you hear on the track, and the groove kind of led the way for the rest of the song!
Q: What advice do you have for fellow up and coming artists?
YSA: At the end of the day, I would say make music that you’d want to listen too. (and that you’re proud of too) as much as we get caught up in making content, and social media, etc. the most important thing is always going to be the music. If that’s good, everything else doesn’t matter as much.
Interviewed by Shoshana Silow