No/Me is a name worth remembering – her powerful voice and ability to move a listener with her soulful delivery of lyrics is unparalleled. We chatted with her about her process in the recording studio and the story behind her songs “Savior” and “Consistent”.
BTS: Can you tell us about how you got started with making music?
No/Me: I wrote my first song for extra credit in a beginner guitar course I took in college. When I sang it, some of the girls in the class started crying, and while I don’t normally enjoy making people cry, it felt so good seeing my words affect people like that.
BTS: How would you describe your music for someone who hasn’t heard it before?
No/Me: Dark alternative psycho-pop with a hint of Middle Eastern spice.
BTS: Who are some of your musical influences?
No/Me: Nirvana, Regina Spektor, The Shins, Idan Raichel, and N*SYNC.
BTS: What’s your writing and recording process like in the studio?
No/Me: I typically work one on one with different producers. Either I’ll come in with an idea or we play around with some chords until a progression moves me and a melody comes to mind. Then, the producer develops the instrumentation/track, while I sit back and write about what’s bothering me that day.
BTS: Can you tell us about your two singles “Savior” and “Consistent”?
No/Me: “Consistent” helped me dive deeper into my flaws and accept myself regardless of them. I wrote “Savior” because I was tired of men assuring me that they would take certain aspects my life to the next level. They probably don’t even realize how condescending they seem and probably think they’re being sweet while doing it because we’re all taught that Prince Charming will sweep girls off their feet and these guys are just trying to fulfill that role. No thanks. I’m a self-sufficient, independent woman. I don’t need a savior.
BTS: What’s been the biggest challenge for you when it’s come to making music thus far?
No/Me: Keeping it gluten free.
BTS: You recently played shows in Los Angeles and New York City, what has been your favorite part about performing?
No/Me: Watching the room go silent during some of my songs. That’s when I know the music’s hitting them in the right place.
BTS: What do you have going on for the rest of 2019?
No/Me: I’m heading to Paris and London for writing and recording sessions in a couple weeks and releasing A LOT of music this summer. I can’t wait.