15-year-old star in the making Elyse Jewel just dropped a new single. The Daily Fern caught up with the young singer and songwriter, to learn more about the song, and her latest projects.
The Daily Fern: You recently dropped your new single “Thinking About You”, can you tell us what it was like working
on this song?
Elyse Jewel: It started with me having a crush on this boy that I didn't know very well and I was just hoping that something would happen with us. I wanted him to like and think about me the way I thought about him. I did a co-write session with Shane Stevens and said I want to write a love song, and then we made Thinking About You.
The Daily Fern: “Thinking About You” actually won you FIRST place in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for POP. Tell us about that experience and your reaction when you found out you won?
Elyse Jewel: My mom told me and we just started jumping up and down screaming. We told all of my family, it was crazy. I was actually given equipment to make a home studio which I am so excited to use, but even just the recognition for my art is amazing!
The Daily Fern: Do you have any other projects in the works?
Elyse Jewel: As soon as we are able to safely perform, definitely more live shows. I also have more singles in the works and will be releasing a new single this coming month so stay tuned!
The Daily Fern: Are there any artists who inspire the most?
Elyse Jewel: Defieniety Julia Mcihaels, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa. Julia has such honesty in her lyrics and such an amazing vocal style. Taylor Swift carries such confidence and Dua Lipa has such a cool artistry. They're all such strong women who are so influential on young girls.
The Daily Fern: Can you walk us through your songwriting process? What do you do to get your creative juices flowing?
Elyse Jewel: Whenever I write by myself, I usually start with a melody and lyrics in mind and then find chords. Whenever I write with someone else, we usually start with a beat and write to it. I always start off with a topic/experience from my life and base it off of that. I want to make my songs relatable and allow people to feel like they aren’t alone in a situation.
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This article was written by Allysia Britton