Angelsightings - 10 Questions Music Interview
Angelsightings is the creation of 21 year old Nina Luther, a solo moniker for an ever-feeling songwriter. An aspiring songwriter from Land O' Lakes, Florida, she has been singing seriously since the age of 15. At the same age, she began writing and recording, eventually forming the band 'Lollipop Sucker Punch', with close friends. Singing lyrically, from experience and tragedy, a wave is felt when the work is experienced, like relief, a calm after the storm.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I was playing guitar for a while in high school and sometimes I would come up with melodies and chord progressions. It wasn't until around 15 where I was writing poetry and journaling that I started writing over my guitar parts. A real catalyst for this exploration though was probably my dad who always wanted to write music and encouraged me when I came up with stuff. Ever since, I've found I like putting how I feel into words, but also performing which is the second step of my catharsis when songwriting.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Definitely putting out this new EP. It's short and concise but it held a big meaning for me. I had been trying to finish it around after I graduated high school but there were outside circumstances and a lot of self doubt on whether I could put out an album worth listening to. Also the fact that I mixed and mastered the whole work which I also second guessed myself on. I went to audio school pretty recently and it feels like a leap in the dark when you put work out so personal. And it was nice to see that my work was really appreciated after overthinking it so long lol.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I am still fine-tuning the process but what I have found tends to happen is that in the process of writing poetry, I come up with phrases that I like for a song. And then I get on the guitar, which for now is my main instrument, and I just play. Sometimes it's arpeggiated or it's a chord progression and I try to form the song and the rhythm before I start coming up with a melody over it. All the other touches are overdubs since I don't have an accompanying band at the moment.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Probably Julia Jacklin. I found out about her a year ago during a strange time of my life and it's always stuck with me, maybe for that reason. I love her songwriting and it's beautifully simple, but has such a full sound. I'd love to perform with her or just even see her live lol.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
"Sushi Song", I would say. It was the most personal and I was a bit more ambitious with it because of that I think. I tried to fill it out with instruments I wasn't super familiar with and I overthought it the most lol.
What's coming up in the future?
At the moment, I'm trying to get more comfortable playing different instruments and writing songs. I'm making demos since I'm in transit at the moment and hopefully soon it will turn into a new album. I'm also trying to adapt my music to be played live and eventually getting a band behind me for shows.
Tell us where fans can access your music?