The Nashville native opens up about her creative process, her dream collaboration, and what she expects fans to take away from her new song.
How would you introduce yourself to new listeners?
I’m Love You Later, independent alternative pop artist based in Nashville, TN. :) I’ve been a part of something musical pretty much since I could talk - whether in musicals, choirs, showcases, talent shows, songwriting camps, etc. I realized I wanted to create my own original music around the age of 11 when I saved up money to buy a ukulele and covers quickly became boring. With some other musical endeavors along the way, I finally found my unique sound and vision and brought Love You Later into existence with my debut single, 'Lost In Los Angeles' in February 2017.
What was the creative process with “Brooklyn” and what inspires you to write music?
While stuck in quarantine in 2020, my producer Justin Amundrud sent me a track and I wrote some lyrics over it remotely. Months and months later once it was safe to go into the studio, we finished and recorded the song and titled it ‘Brooklyn.’
I’m constantly inspired by art that is timeless, places I live and visit, nature, colors, my friends who are artists, and anything that emotionally moves me.
This new single comes out today! What do you hope fans capture from this unique song?
I wrote ‘Brooklyn’ with the hopes someone would hear it and feel like they’ve been here before. Although the song is written based on my personal circumstances, I believe a lot of people can relate to having someone move away either literally or even figuratively. The core of the song is about the feeling of someone growing distant and losing a special connection.
Can you describe your songwriting process?
I don’t always follow a formula like some do but I usually come into a writing session with a concept or theme in mind to write about. From there, I or a co-writer will dream up a chord progression to start singing melodies over. The lyrics usually don’t come to me right away so I sing random syllables until I figure out what I want to say. The production will come last or sometimes even in the midst of the writing process.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
In my dreamiest dream world, I would write and sing a duet with Katie Gavin of the female pop/rock band MUNA.
What is something you wish someone told you before you went into the entertainment industry?
Don’t take people’s opinions so personally and stick to your gut when it comes to making any decisions. There’s so many chances to get let down and be swayed into something that isn’t truly Love You Later. This is advice I keep in my back pocket but often forget, even still. It’s so important to be true to yourself as cliche as it may sound.
Listen to Love You Later's new single, "Brooklyn" on every streaming platform. Make sure to follow her on Instagram!