Who is your inspiration?
I would say Brooke Fraser would be one of my biggest influences. Her voice is amazing, but what really intrigues me is her character. It shines through everything she does.
How has Valley Road helped you? How did they change your perspective re: your singing career?
They've taught me many things: maturity, is a big one, and that's there's more to the music business than just music. They also wrote the songs off of my debut EP "Bright" alongside of me. They've shown me that if you want to be an incredible artist you have to be motivated 24/7. It's not a day to day "if I feel like it" career. It's something you have to work at but also love working at.
Where did "Aprilmade" come from? What else do you want us to know about this album?
I started off doing worship music and decided in April 2012 that I could have a bigger influence in Secular music - hence, aprilemade! :) The album will make you smile, dance, and make you feel. It has such a different sound than I ever expected when I first started writing. But I LOVE the way it turned out and I hope you do too.
What is "Bright" about?
Bright is all about finding confidence in yourself to take the risk that would make your dream a reality.
What advice to you have for others pursuing their dreams?
Don't stop chasing your dreams until you get there. And once you do, make up a new dream and pursue that. In all, NEVER. STOP. DREAMING.
Pre-Order "Bright" on iTunes HERE
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Last but not least, here is a peek at Aprilemade's debut music video, "Johnny," with her good friend Michael Fjordbak (model and actor most known for MTV's Teen Wolf) starring as the male lead. The video launched last Friday (Sept 14) and got 1400 views in just the first 24 hours. (Did we mention she's only a senior in high school?) You go girl!