Abby found her love of music at a very young age, writing her first song at the age of seven. Since then, she continually strives to find as many ways to make music a large part of her life, and has found accomplishments in her performing and songwriting. This month, Abby will be releasing her newest single called Escape Plan. So we interviewed her for our magazine.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Abby Sevcik : I started off writing at a pretty young age, plunking out my favorite songs by ear on the piano, and then eventually got some formal training for both piano and voice. From there it was performing on small scale events, to doing some bigger ones, and then doing some of my own shows as well.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Abby Sevcik : My parents have always enabled me to do what I love since day one. My mom was really the one who got me into piano and voice lessons; she was really good at encouraging me to reach my full potential and challenge me to improve on my crafts without ever pushing too hard. And I credit my dad for my love of basically all genres- he always had music playing throughout the house, whether it was the classics or a new artist he just discovered and thought I’d like.
Twist Online : Tell us about your upcoming single ‘Escape Plan’?
Abby Sevcik : This song is probably my favorite that I’ve done so far. Sometimes it takes a bit of time for me to articulate a song the exact way that I’m trying to, and this one literally just poured out of me in the span of like 5 minutes. And I think it’s probably relatable to a lot of listeners- “Escape Plan” is written from the perspective of someone in a one-sided relationship, and their guilt of being on the receiving end of it. There’s nothing worse than hurting people we genuinely care about, especially when they genuinely love us. It feels really nice to be loved, but it feels pretty awful not being able to reciprocate that love. This song kind of encompasses that feeling, mixed with the struggle of having power, maybe even the responsibility to end it, but not having the will to do so.
Twist Online : What kind of response you are expecting from the release?
Abby Sevcik : I’m hoping people will be able to tap into the emotion behind the song through not only the emotive melody, but the lyrics as well. I think the production from a critical standpoint is just beyond impressive, and then on the creative side Dylan Byrnes, my good friend and producer on the track, completely turned this small idea into the song you hear now.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Abby Sevcik : There’s something really magical about making music live and with other musicians; I get a lot of joy collaborating with others moreso than just me on the piano trying to make all the sounds that are popping into my head. But I think working with the right people in the studio, you can tap into a lot of possibilities and ideas that are completley separate from a live experience.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Abby Sevcik : It definitely depends on the day, but a constant favorite of mine no matter what mood I’m in is some good ol’ Jazz standards.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Abby Sevcik : If I give someone the opportunity to get some sort of inspiration, emotion, or experience through my music that they haven’t had before, then that’s really the best accomplishment I could ask for as a musician.