On October 30, new singer-songwriter Liberty released her debut single “Tattoo,” along with a music video. A member of Septien Entertainment Group’s creative boot camp with alumni like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Kacey Musgraves, she shares the meaning behind her single and more about her blossoming career with Beyond the Stage.
BTS: Why and when did you start making music?
I started writing music at roughly 7 years old in an effort to process my parents’ divorce. I was young and so highly observant. Music provided me an escape from my surroundings. Music was the reason I was able to heal from the experience and work through my feelings.
BTS: Who or what inspires your sound?
I have many inspirations for my sound. One of my biggest inspirations is Sasha Sloan. She has a vulnerable and raw sound that I very much admire. She’s also currently my favorite artist. She just dropped an album and I can’t get enough of it.
BTS: What does your creative process look like? Is writing music spontaneous?
Writing music both is and isn’t spontaneous. In many cases it is spontaneous, as a lyric or melody comes to me. However, I also have daily songwriting sessions for sometimes up to five hours a day. I think it is important to be disciplined in songwriting, and not only write when it feels easy; however, it is also good to let it be spontaneous at times. I never want to take the fun out of the process.
BTS: What are 3 words you would use to describe your music?
Raw, Real, Gritty
BTS: What is “Tattoo” about?
I wrote “Tattoo” about my experience in moving from California to Texas to pursue my music. It was a decision that came with a lot of criticism and this song follows my journey in overcoming that.
Watch the video below.
BTS: What sets you apart from other artists?
I believe my life experience is what sets me apart. I have had a unique childhood and young adulthood, and I believe with such I can relate and support many people through my music.
BTS: How did you get the name Liberty?
My parents named me Liberty. I was born three days before the first Fourth of July following 9/11. It was an extremely patriotic time in the United States, and my parents loved the message liberty.
BTS: If you could only go to one concert for the rest of your life, who would you see?
I would see Kayne West. Kayne is such an inspirational artist. He is constantly breaking boundaries in music, and I don’t think I could get tired of seeing this process live.
BTS: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
My favorite thing about being an artist is that I get to wake up every day and express exactly who I am. I love that art is not perfect, instead it is honest and raw. It is such a gift to spend so much time expressing my heart and turning every journey into art.
BTS: What is your ultimate goal?
My ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible through music. Music has a way of connecting and healing us. Music can hold the lonely. Music can mend the broken. My goal in all of this is to touch and connect with as many people as I can.
BTS: Do you have any new music coming soon?
One of my favorite things about music is that it doesn’t have any boundaries. I have many new tunes and projects in the works and I cannot wait to share these new aspects of me.
BTS: What is the best way for your fans to keep up with you?
Other than her debut single, Liberty also released a cover of “Guys My Age,” popular 2017 song by Hey Violet. Since dropping in August, she has been working hard getting her single and video out and working on more music.
Listen to the cover below.
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