Interview; Demi Michelle asks ‘will i ever’ in new single!

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Demi Michelle Schwartz is a pop and country songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From a young age, she has surrounded herself with music, playing piano, singing her favourite songs, and going to as many concerts as possible. While in college, she discovered her passion for songwriting and decided to turn her experiences into lyrics. The thought of writing a new song is always in her mind, and she can’t resist typing lyrics into her phone and recording melody ideas when she’s inspired. Her songs hold an authenticity that shows who she is, staying true to herself as a songwriter.

Demi hopes that this song reassures others that they’re not alone in feeling alone. Whether that be love as well, or something else causing someone to struggle to find answers to difficult questions, “Will I Ever” serves as a reminder that no matter what, there are others who feel the same way.

“Will I Ever” represents Demi Michelle’s love for pop music. Even though she enjoys writing country music as well, this song captures the style she loves most.

I got to speak to Demi about ‘will i ever’ releasing on May 21st and new album ‘dear diary’ set for release in the Autumn;

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Hi Demi, How has lockdown been treating you? 

Hey Amy! Lockdown has been a little rough because I followed all the guidelines and haven’t gone anywhere in about a year and two months. Good news, though, I officially have received both vaccines. I’m in the stage of waiting two weeks after the second dose. On May 17, I’ll be free. To celebrate, I have a ten hour studio session on May 30, which is also my birthday. Even though lockdown was hard, I had a ton of time to dedicate to songwriting. I’ve taken part in several virtual songwriting opportunities, and I’ve grown so much over the past year. I’m excited for what’s to come. 

Describe yourself in 3 words?

I’ll have to go with good-hearted, determined, and optimistic. I always try my best to bring positive energy into everything I do. The music industry is difficult at times, but I care so much about my dream, so I maintain a determined and optimistic mindset. My music aside, I want people to know me as a good-hearted songwriter. I always take any opportunity I can to show kindness and give back to others. I’ve only been on this journey for a year and a half, and I’ve stayed true to myself and met a lot of special people along the way.  

How did you get into music and growing up, who were your inspirations?  

 I have always loved music, even from a young age. I started taking piano lessons when I was ten. In middle school, I joined choir, and in high school, I started taking voice lessons. While in college, I learned guitar and discovered my passion for songwriting. Growing up, I was inspired by many pop artists, including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry. When I started to pursue ing in 2019, I spent a lot of time reflecting on the songwriters who influence me. The main three are Julia Michaels, Kelsea Ballerini, and Taylor Swift. They are so authentic and honest in their songs, and they’re phenomenal storytellers.   

Your new single ‘will I Ever’ is being released on the 21st May, how are you preparing for this single release?  

I couldn’t be more excited to release ”Will I Ever.” With three single releases behind me, I feel much more confident with music marketing and networking. I‘m getting ready for the release with several reviews and interviews. Also, I’ve also al already sent the song to a handful of radio stations for airplay after release day. Since this is my album‘s lead single, I’m doing everything I can to promote the song. ”Will I Ever“ is a vulnerable song, and it sets the stage for the rest of the songs on my album. Since I‘m still a new artist, it’s important for me to be authentic, honest, and positive. I hope that the time and energy I’m putting into the release will pay off! 

What made you decide that this will be the first song to be released from your new album ‘dear diary’ coming in the Autumn? 

 Will I Ever” is actually the last song I recorded for the album. To be honest, I finished recording the album in August of 2020, but early 2021, I recorded two new songs. Something about ”Will I Ever” felt right to release it as the lead single. There’s something special about it, and it’s the song I connect the most too. On top of that, “Will I Ever” represents my favourite style of pop music. As a songwriter, I love to grow by exploring different styles of music, particularly sub-genres of pop and country, but ”Will I Ever” is truly my favourite style to listen to and write. It’s also the first track on Dear Diary, and I feel that the message of the song sets up the rest of the album nicely. I couldn’t have written a more perfect lead single for Dear Diary.  

You say that a question in your head quite a lot is “Will I ever know how it feels to fall in love?”, is this song from a personal experience 

All of my songs are truly from my heart. One of the hardest things about being a songwriter is finding the constant courage to be open and honest. I actually wrote ”Will I Ever” months before I recorded it. I held on to it so long because I wasn’t ready to show this level of vulnerability, yet. So, yes, “Will I Ever,” and all my other songs, are rooted in my personal experiences and emotions. 

How did you record/write this song? And what do you enjoy the most out of the two?  

This is such a difficult question. I love both the writing and recording process so much. First, about writing the song, this one came to me very quickly. One day, the chorus melody popped into my head, and the chorus lyrics followed right after. I love using a lot of imagery and metaphors in my lyrics, so I spent some time writing and revising the verses. I finally settled on versions I’m proud of, and in the second verse, ”I fall for dreams, trust butterflies, keep counting my clouds, but they don’t add to nine,” are hands down some of my favourite lyrics I’ve written. As I often do, I wrote the chord structure using my guitar, but since piano is my favourite instrument, I decided for that to carry the whole way through the song. I love the song acoustic so much, though, so I decided to record an acoustic version as the bonus track on Dear Diary. So, I love the whole writing process, and there’s no better feeling than knowing when a song is finished and ready to be recorded. I absolutely love the recording process. I’m so lucky to have the most incredible producer. He lets me be super hands on with the production. I sit right next to him and add all the instruments I want. I also get to share my thoughts and ideas during the mixing process as well. As a songwriter, it’s so important to me that my songs sound exactly how I envision them, and being so active in the production allows that to happen. So, you see, I love both writing and recording so much. If I had to pick between the two, though, I’ll have to say the songwriting process. Even though I love hearing my songs come to life in the studio, songwriting is truly part of me, and I couldn’t live without it. There’s something so magical about translating my thoughts and experiences into songs. 

What is the message you want to get across in this new single?  

“Will I Ever” is a song about my dream of falling in love someday, but above that, it has the underlying message of being trapped in a cycle of trying to find answers to difficult questions. I hope listeners take away the point that struggling with these questions is part of being human. We all deal with our own challenges, but no matter how similar or different we are, there’s some comfort in knowing that no one’s completely alone. I’m not the only person in the world trapped in my head, wondering if I’ll ever know how it feels to fall in love. Writing “Will I Ever” allowed me to realize that, and no matter what someone is facing, I hope the song can serve as a reminder that others are on that difficult journey, too. 

What is next for you?

Next is my debut pop album, Dear Diary. I poured my heart out while I wrote the album, and I can’t wait for it to release in the fall. I‘ve also been recording a lot of original country music as well, so expect to hear some of those songs either very late in the year or early next year. I hope you enjoy “Will I Ever!”  

We can’t wait to hear ‘dear diary’

Demillina
CAKE! Marie Antoinette must have lost her head, pushing all them pies to the people.

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