Interview: Soren Bryce
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:09:55
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LA artist discusses her self-titled EP.
Soren Bryce emerges as one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters on her debut Soren Bryce EP [Washington Square]. The 18-year-old Los Angeles artist delivers an immediately irresistible collection of songs that you won't be able to shake. At the same time, her lyrics remain ponderous, passionate, and powerful. It's the ultimate cross-section of emotion and melody. In this exclusive interview, she talks the EP, inspirations, and so much more.
Did you approach the EP with one particular vision or vibe in mind?
The way that it came together really was that I planning to do a whole set of songs, and I got really inspired when I heard I would be recording with David Kahne [Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor] in New York. So I got super inspired and wrote most of the songs two weeks before I went in to record the EP. I think they tie together well because I wrote them all near the same time period, but also since I was in the same headspace too.
It captured that place you were in.
Yes, exactly. I am glad that I wrote most of them around the same time as there is a particular style that came through and overall tied all of the songs together. I have a lot of friends who are musicians. They say to me, "I have been working on this album for years, and I have all these songs that are in this track order." In my mind, I think, "I just kind of have these songs and going to record this EP."
The immediacy and urgency comes through and makes the songs stand out more.
Yeah, I am really happy with how it all came out. Every artist has different little time frames and periods, and you can see each one in each album it is really cool to be stuck in this time period for this year.
What's "Newport" about for you?
That is one of the songs that I didn't write in this time period. I wrote it in Newport, California. It's called that because I wrote it there and thought about all these different things. The song is about being able to give peacefully or surrender peacefully and still see the good in it. I think that a lot of people assume that giving up is quitting, or some kind of negative connotation. Sometimes, it would be better for you to step back from something. I was sitting at four in the morning on a friend's patio just plucking away and it came to me-so that is why I called the song "Newport."
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