I wrote Dreamcatcher at the end of a pretty heart wrenching experience I had with a major label. It was my first deal, and it felt like such a dream come true.
I honestly thought it was my big break only to find out that the label expected me to become someone completely different than who I really was. They wanted me to dress and act differently and even wanted me to sing these pop songs that I hadn’t written. The whole thing kind of soured me on the music industry. It made me seriously question if it was something I wanted to do professionally. I was feeling pretty down and my friend gave me a dreamcatcher that she had made to cheer me up. It ended up inspiring the song. Writing Dreamcatcher was a therapeutic experience for me, pretty cathartic. Luckily, the deal ended up falling apart before anything was released, and I’m now in a wonderful situation with my new label. They really value the artists’ perspective and allow them the freedom to express themselves.