I write all my own lyrics & accompaniment, so what you hear is what you get- you now know my heart.
My music sounds mellow, but lyrically, it's anything but.
I grew up an avid reader, writing poetry, & immersing myself in stories as my form of escape from the world. I was the only singer in my family, and picked up a guitar at 14.
Listening & learning from brilliant, lyrically driven female voices in song is where my style comes from...
During my jr. high years Jewel's "Pieces of You" album taught me how to play guitar, and sincerity and openness/vulnerability in writing songs. In my high school years Sarah McLachlan's "Surfacing" taught me to take that sincerity & express it in a deeper manner, using more imagery, & less triteness. My college years is when I really grew- I matured into Tori Amos, the best of both worlds. She taught me to write more outside of the box, AND that it's okay to do so.