We are sharing our recent interview with singer and songwriter
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Abigail : Hi! My name is Abigail, I’m currently a singer-songwriter and a front-woman of an alternative-R&B band based in Boston, MA. I am now in my final year at Berklee College of Music, and I am incredibly blessed to have met my band guys here, as they’ve become my family over the last three years we’ve worked together.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Abigail : After coming off of one of those audition-shows on television at a young age, I was eager to learn about the music business that takes place behind the scenes—why certain decisions were allowed to be made, how much control an artist has over their career, etc. I had always enjoyed and had a passion for performing, but after I had experienced being on a reality-tv show at the age of 15, I realized that I needed to have better awareness of what I was hoping to get into.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release?
Abigail : Yeah! So, I recently released a song called [Purple Shampoo], and it’s definitely one that I took a different turn on in terms of production and style development. It’s unlike any of the previous singles I’ve released and is drastically different from the sound of my album, [Songs About Someone I Love(d)]. [Purple Shampoo] is a song about empowerment, self-love, self-recognition, and self-appreciation. Just like a lot of other girls, I have my fair share of insecurities and questions about my exterior make-up. This feeling of not being “what other people want” kicked in for a hot minute when I was seeing a boy one summer, who completely turned his back on me as soon as I went away on tour, and threw himself all over a blonde I knew from school. Now, as a “half-blonde” (currently have my hair in an Ombre), I learned that heavily-pigmented purple shampoo fights the brassiness in blonde hair, and therefore started using it more frequently as a part of my shower routine. I literally came up with the concept of this song when I was in the shower. I was thinking, “Would I have been put in this situation if I looked more like her to begin with?”, “Why do some guys have such specific preferences on girls’ appearances?” But I was quick to overcome it and chose to look at it differently—which ended up evolving into the making of this song. My hope is that the girls who hear this song will remember their worth, remember that they are enough, and remember that they should always be proud of who they are.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Abigail : Really, really good so far! I’m just really excited to start sharing it at my live performances because that will give me a chance to talk about the story behind the song with my audience a little bit, and will also give them the opportunity to hear it in another context!
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Abigail : Alternative-R&B/Soul
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
Abigail : I get to invest every breath dedicating the decisions I make day to day for the sole purpose of developing and sharing my personal, vulnerable art.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Abigail : Of course! Always. I set a new goal every day. Recently, I’ve been in this phase where I’m constantly writing in waves, and it’s picked up a really good momentum for my brain and my heart. So, I guess a recent goal I set was to embrace this reflective-state-of-mind, and to write down the realizations fearlessly and in full truth.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Abigail : I am!!! But I’m thinking about doing a sort of a “surprise-release”—Like not announcing the release date and just kind of dropping it. I’ve never done that before, so… we’ll see
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