Abi Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Abi Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lamitschka:
Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about you
for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you
play to someone who has never seen or heard you?

Answer:
I would say that lyrically, I’m very honest and vulnerable. My music is
a crossover between country and pop—I’m not afraid to experiment with
my sonics, but when it gets down to the bones of the song, it’s country.

Lamitschka: How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?

Answer: Definitely exploring my songwriting and creating music that I felt was my best yet.

Lamitschka: What is your latest single and how’s it doing?

Answer: It’s called Boomerang! And it is doing really well—I’m very happy people are responding so positively to it.

Lamitschka: How did you choose the title for the single? Is there a story behind the name?

Answer:
I didn’t write this particular song, so the title was already there
when I decided to make it my own. However, I think it reflects the story
well—it is about a free spirit who always finds her way back to those
who ground her.

Lamitschka: Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Answer: It varies. Some I wrote, while others I found through publishers.

Lamitschka: What is the difference between your last single and your current one?

Answer: My last single ‘A Day Without’ was more emotional and serious, whilst ‘Boomerang’ is definitely more fun and playful.

Lamitschka: Your current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to

Answer:
Yes! It’s such an honor. I think that when I first listened to it, I
fell in love with how catchy it was and I think that is shared among
other listeners.

Lamitschka: What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what’s the story behind it?

Answer:
Probably a song I have called ‘Yellow Rose.’ I wrote it about my
parents love story, and it is one of my proudest lyrically.

Lamitschka: How much creative control do you have over your music?

Answer:
All of it! I’m a total control freak. Of course, any fellow creatives I
work with bring their own twist and quirks, but ultimately, I have the
final decision on whether something accurately reflects me or not.

Lamitschka: Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

Answer:
I’ve had countless people come up to me and tell me my music has
effected in some way or form, and I think that is the whole reason I
enjoy being an artist.

Lamitschka: Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

Answer:
I try to be inspired by everything, big and small. Whether it be an
exchange with someone at the grocery store, or a big argument, that
impacts me emotionally, I think there’s inspiration to be found it both.

Lamitschka: What do you think about today’s music scene versus its post and where do you see it going in the future?

Answer:
I think that with the aid of social media and internet radio, we are in
an ever-changing environment. It’s an exciting time to be part of
music! I think that at a time of mass communication seeing its peak,
everyone can pursue a music career—you don’t necessarily need a major
label, there’s so many artists that have gotten their break from
platforms like SoundCloud.

Lamitschka: If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

Answer: Probably the lack of females played on the radio.

Lamitschka:
As an artist, you so many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews.
What do you like best, what’s your favorite activity?

Answer: Touring, hands down!

Lamitschka: What was your big break that got you into the music business?

Answer: I’d say that my most pivotal moment career wise was opening for Kelly Clarkson.

Lamitschka: What’s unique about you that will differentiate you from other artists?

Answer:
All of my songs detail my own stories, so they’re undeniably different
from that perspective. I have a very specific songwriting style, very
much so storytelling, and I always work hard to remain very cohesive.

 Lamitschka: What has been your greatest challenge in music business?

Answer: Striving to be different, and ignoring the urge to just put out music I think people want to hear.

Lamitschka: What moments in your career stand out in your memory as highlights and achievements which you are proud of?

Answer: Definitely my latest music, and opening for Kelly Clarkson and then Pentatonix the following year.

Lamitschka: Who is your biggest critic, yourself or others?

Answer: Myself, most definitely.

Lamitschka: When you get time off, how do you like to relax?

Answer: Traveling! I’m not much of a relaxer, I’m always seeking the next adventure

Lamitschka: Is there anything in your life that you would change if you could?

Answer: Most certainly not. The good and bad have equally made me into the person I am.

 Lamitschka:
Many European fans travel to the United States to attend the several of
the music festivals for the opportunity to see so many of their
favorite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be participating and
how will the fans be able to find you?

Answer: I keep all of my shows updated on my website! Abimusicofficial.com

Lamitschka: Is there any place you haven’t played that you would like to?

Answer: Although I have alreadly played Staples Center on the Kelly tour, it’d be a dream to do it again.

Lamitschka: What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

Answer: A lot of rambling, fun, and dancing.

Lamitschka: What’s the best compliment a fan has ever given you?

Answer: Saying my music has touhced them, or impacted them, or given them a new perspective on something.

Lamitschka: What’s your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?

Answer: ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ by Shania

 Lamitschka: What message would you like to send your European fans?

Answer: Thank you so much for taking the time to listen! It truly means the world.

Lamitschka: Describe what a perfect day is like for you.

Answer: A good book or documentary, a plane ride, or a dinner full of laughter.

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