Music has become a release for her, a way to get away from everything, and since then Asiahn has been on a musical journey positioning herself as a leading artist in the music industry.
Tell us about your latest single ‘Fall Back’, how was it working on it, and what is the story behind it?
“Fall Back” is a Jaaammm, okay? (laughs) It was so fun working on this one! We were in Atlanta and DreekBeats came through the studio and this was literally the first track he played. I heard 30 seconds and told my engineer to set it up. I wrote it in about 15 minutes, laid it down, and immediately said where is JayMo we NEED harp on this. It was a very organic vibey moment creating this song.
The story behind the song is well (laughs) true…like I know we’ve all been in a situation where we’re trying to get to know someone casually and made it very clear from the beginning that you weren’t looking for anything serious. We’re amazing and people don’t listen so, of course, she falls in love anyways and starts leaving her belongings at my house like “girrrrlll what is you doing? We talked about this” (laughs). So it’s a song telling that person to Fall Back, you doing too much. Let’s just get to know each other and see if getting serious is even something we want to do.
Has COVID changed you as a musician or how you approach your creative process? Have you learned anything new about yourself during quarantine?
COVID has really made me evaluate my level of self-care. It taught me to allow myself grace when it comes to creating and listen to my body when it’s time for a break! I’m a workaholic, I have to do at least one thing towards one of my goals a day and I’m juggling multiple goals so it can get out of hand sometimes. Have I learned anything new about myself? Ummm I guess I’ve learned how to let go of things I can’t control. I thought I was really good at it, but then Panny happened and I was like “sheesh I got some work to do in this area”.
Tell us something that your fans do not know about you?
That’s hard. I feel like I’m an open book. They know I’m a nerd who loves Anime and makeup but I’m not sure they know exactly how goofy and clumsy I am. I’m always injuring myself lol
What inspired your latest EP ‘The Interlude’ and what message do you hope that fans take from this album?
I hope fans feel Inspired to explore themselves more, be open, stand in their truth, and respect their own boundaries.
Some claim that COVID has given other proportions about our lives, has the plague affected you in terms of creativity? Did you find yourself more time for writing and creating?
I’m inspired by life in general, so having to stay home definitely put a damper on my creativity musically. However at the time I was also doing something I’ve dreamed of my whole life, so it opened up my eyes to other things I’m just as passionate about as music.
Can you share any upcoming plans with us?
An album is definitely on the way! Some cool surprises coming in October! Maybe some tv shows, you know I’m working over here!! Expect any and everything lol
Where will we find you in 10 years? We’d love to hear some of your aspirations, dreams, and goals that you have.
Ten years wow! That’s far, but if I had to visualize it. I’d say I’d have a few kids by then, I hope to have a few foundations up and running and really be able to give back. I have a strong interest in creating some second chance homes for women and children escaping abuse. Also really excited to create something cool for LGBTQIA youth so that they know they are supported, loved, and safe. I’ll hopefully be an EGOT by then so I’d be getting more into behind-the-scenes producing and directing. I’ll be making my own cartoons and voicing them. I’ll be married to a fly boo living all over the world with a fly beach house somewhere. And my whole team will be lit and doing other business as well. I could go on all day lol
You and many of the artists share their daily lives on social media, how important is exposure and connection to the audience for you?
I’m a big fan of organic connections, I don’t like to force myself on people so adjusting to the societal norms of social media and what’s required to reach new audiences has had its challenges. But I love being able to reach out to my supporters so easily! I have great friendships with some of my day one fans just because of social media. I also think it’s important to be a voice for those who don’t have one. Being an out loud and proud lesbian in this industry hasn’t always been easy and some days still has its challenges. But I know it’s important because I didn’t have an example of me when I was growing up. Visibility and our youth seeing someone like themselves take up space in big rooms is inspiring.
From all the singles you’ve released so far, which one still makes you excited every time you hear it?
That’s so hard! Faded is definitely still one of my favorites oooo and Lost in London!
Without a doubt you are very creative, how involved are you in the whole process of creating the music videos and production of your songs?
For every single release, I likely wrote a treatment for it. In my newest upcoming single “FALL BACK” the brilliant Annie Bercy and myself collaborated on the treatment. I always have some sort of vision of what I’d like to see visually. For the production of my songs I’m very hands on. I always hear Instruments I want to add or certain melodies I feel would enhance the production. And luckily I work with amazing producers who are cool with that. I write all my own songs because they’re personal experiences and who better to tell my story than me.