Talia - 10 Questions Music Interview
Talia is an independent singer songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. Growing up in the outskirts of her city; Talia spent most of her free time writing music and dancing. 5’2 and 110 pounds of full sass. She’s all about making people laugh and keeping them entertained. Talia is on the rise and should definitely be kept up with! You can keep up with Talia on Instagram
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
It may sound weird, but I feel my music has powers to see into the future. My first song was written about a heartbreak at the age of 14, but I never loved anyone or felt that pain. Only to find out a few years later my parents got divorced and all my lyrics went with that pain. No one inspired me to write my first song, but as I got older I noticed this repeating pattern where my music predicts
situations prior to them happening
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
The craziest thing that had ever happened to me would be when I was 17 years old; I got the opportunity to open up for Rich Homie Quan. I tried to sell tickets at school, but no one believed me and thought I was lying. The night of the event came and when I got on stage, the first thing I noticed were 3 kids from my school at the front of the stage. Till this day I can’t get their faces out of my head from when I walked onto that stage. After that day everyone at school started to think of me differently. It’s not a crazy story, but it’s one I’ll always remember.
What has been the high point of your music path?
I think releasing "Lies" back in July 2020 was a really high point in my journey. It was the first single I’ve released that I produced myself, I also directed the whole music video, and shot it in my apartment. It was a full Talia production and one I’m really proud of.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
When I’m alone, I’ll either start creating or search for a beat and see where it takes me. From there I’ll start humming melodies and find words to fit the feeling of the beat.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
If I could ask the music industry to change one thing, it would be to stop sexualizing women so much. It shouldn’t be about image, you can’t see music, you feel it. Having half naked women in videos sells, I get it, but we lose track of what music is really about that way.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I would absolutely die to share the stage with j.cole. He has such a presence and energy about him. I’d also really love to work with him, but that wasn’t the question haha.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Before covid, and before having my own space. I typically would rehearse in my car as I drive to work or anywhere. As per my dance moves or any movement on stage just comes naturally.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Any music I have out now at the moment was a song written in under 20 minutes. They weren’t challenging to write. I do however have a lot of have written songs that I struggled to finish and never got back to. One specifically is called "Missing out” which is about my best friend who passed away from cancer in December 2019. I was never able to finish it because the lyrics made me cry too much and I had to step back from it.
What's coming up in the future?
I just started working with two new producers that are absolutely talented. We’ve already created amazing projects and I can’t wait to release them. I also plan on dropping a lot more self produced tracks. My mixing still needs some improvement, but it getting more confident with my craft, so it’s definitely something to look out for.
Tell us where fans can access your music?