Artist Interview: “Trippin on Daydreams” by Oriana Nash

Q: I love the range of this track; it really shows your ability as an artist! “Trippin on Daydreams” goes from a pop song to indie rock to hard rock at the end, and your vocal range goes along with the ride perfectly. What was your favorite part in making “Trippin on Daydreams”?

Oriana Nash: My favorite part in making this song was probably creating the rock ending, it kinda came out of nowhere. It was a happy accident. So when we came up with that it was super exciting. 

Q: The piano melody on this track is captivating; it brings the listener in right away! I’m interested in hearing a little about your production process in making “Trippin on Daydreams.”

Oriana: Originally I was doing a jam with my friend Frank who was playing a random melody on the piano and then I started to sing random lyrics and that’s how the song started :). 

Q: Was there a pivotal moment when you decided to become a musician? 

Oriana: I’ve actually been in the industry as an artist since I was about 4 or 5. I started out in dance, and then my mom put me into music theater. I fell in love with that and did music theater all my life. At the beginning of high school, I started writing original songs with my friend Nick Rod and that’s when creating my own music started. Then I found my amazing producer Pete about a year ago and we started bringing it to life. 


Q: From the sound of the lyrics, “Trippin on Daydreams” is about some sort of separation, a break-up maybe. Did any real-life events occur in your life that inspired the track?

Oriana: Honestly, this song is mainly fiction. Sometimes I write about my own personal issues or joys but this song was about a made-up storyline in my head. I sometimes create characters and write stories through music about those characters. 


Q: If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be and why?

Oriana: If I could collaborate with anyone it would have to be Miley Cyrus. She is killing it right now with the rock genre and I’d love to keep tuning into that genre so I think working with her would be super fun and we could create something super cool. I’ve also been a fan of hers since Hannah Montana so she’s been an idol since day 1. 


Q: Your first (spotify released) single was in 2021, does this mean you wrote much of your music during the first lockdown? What was creating music like during the midst of Covid-19?

Oriana: My first single was actually written at the beginning of high school so around 2017, 2018. But I did write a lot in the pandemic and I wrote a lot in the format that I wrote “Trippin on Daydreams” which was through stories and made-up characters, because I wasn’t doing much….lol. So I had to create imaginary scenarios. Writing was probably the most fun I had during the lockdown, creating music made me feel like I could go outside and connect with people, even though I wasn’t actually doing that I was connecting through music. 


Q: What has been one of the highlights of your music career so far?

Oriana: One of the highlights so far is bringing my music to life with the help of Pete and some amazing band members, Nick, Jared, Luis, Will, Getting to meet amazing people/artists and getting to work with them, for example, I worked with Bob Rosa, Chris Gehringer. I am so grateful to have such an amazing team of great people who love and support me and my career. 


Q: What’s next for you? 

Oriana: Well I’m moving to New York at the beginning of June which is very exciting, and I have a single coming out in June as well called “keep it going”. So all super exciting.

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano

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