A: I’m not entirely sure. I think I’ve always liked rhyming words together, and I’ve always loved singing melodies that I’d hear on the radio as a little kid. Once I put the two together, there was no turning back.
Q: What is the theme of Back In The Day?
A:Back In the Day is my second studio album, and the theme is really “growing up” and reminiscing on all the good times I’ve had throughout my childhood and high school life. It’s a very nostalgic feel that I think anyone who went through high school can relate to.
Q: What do you think the strongest song on the album is?
A: I really think each song on the album is equally strong. Each song has its own style that I think is really on point. It seems so far that the public is really liking the songs “Back In The Day” and “Sitting Here Thinkin’
Q: What kind of formal training do you have?
A: Not very much, I’m really self-taught at everything I do. I don’t believe that anyone can teach you how to become a great artist, I only think people can guide you in the right direction. I have taken some piano lessons and a few vocal lessons.
Q: What sort of day job do you have and how does it influence your music?
A: Well, I’m currently a student. And it influences my music because high school experiences are really what my album revolves around lyrically.
Q: Who are some of your musical influences?
A: That varies. I really like John Mayer, Train, and The Fray, but I also love emerging artists like Hendersin, Sol, 2AM Club, and Radical Something.
Q: What is your oddest San Francisco story?
A: Bay to Breakers is always odd. There are a bunch of naked old men running around. And one time one of them tried hugging me…
Q: Do you think talent or self promotion is more important for success?
A: I think about the question a lot. The key element to success is having a killer song. That is more important than self promotion. If you don’t have a great song, and you have great promotional skills, nobody will care. People want to hear fun, catchy music. So if you are talented at writing that kind of music that resonates with the public, that is far more important. However, nobody will hear it unless you promote it well. But the idea is that after some basic promotion, if the song is good, it will promote itself.
Q: What would you change about the music industry?
A: I would try to make it so that the songwriters make more money. Songwriters are often underpaid for their work that I think it’s unfair. In most cases, songwriters should be making far for than the artists, but they are not. Q: What is your theme song?
A: Bring it on Home by Little Big Town
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)