Learn How To Keep Your Feet On The Ground with Lindsey Farrow
I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Lindsey Farrow to learn five random facts about herself and the story behind her song Never Add Up. Check out my interview with Lindsey below:
Loryn: What other music projects do you have in store for the rest of the year?
Lindsey: As well as the release of Never Add Up, I'm also working on a co-written rocky track with ZephyrHillMusic (with whom I co-wrote 11 Lies with) called Not Your Story. It's a song all about someone rebuilding themselves back stronger after being broken and used using the metaphor of a library book. We're currently working on some rocky vocal ad-libs and making the final production changes before we have a release date ready so watch this space! I'm also working on a vocal lead cover version of No Defence by Lucie Silvas. This was a song that defined my third year at University as I'd had such a messy breakup and is a song I went to for comfort. It uses a lot of similar vocal harmonies as in my other tracks such as Love is and Merry Christmas My Love. Once ready, I'll check out if I can get the rights to release it. If not, it's definitely been an amazing project and has gotten my vocal harmonies so much stronger (And I'll have to make sure I feature the harmonies on a different track).
While I've been working on my other music projects, I've also been approached by a fellow musician in America who has asked me to vocally feature on his tracks as well as write some harmonies for others. They have an EP coming out later this year and I'll update on my social media pages once I can tell you all more. Musical theatre is another area that I'm passionate about and I'm part of a local theatre singing group. We've been working on a great range of music and currently building up our repertoire. One track that we did over COVID quarantine was Seasons of Love and you can check it out here. Can't wait until we start performing again! For my own music, I have many other ideas in the pipeline and no performances booked as yet this year but you can stay up to date by keeping an eye on the website at www.LindseyFarrow.com, check out performances on TikTok: Real_LindseyFarrow and YouTube: Lindsey Farrow and stay in touch by checking out Twitter: @LindsSings and Facebook: @LindsSings.
Loryn: How would you describe your music in one sentence?
Lindsey: After COVID hit, I became very aware of how many people we've loved and lost. I noticed this through people passing but also with how many people have walked out of my life due to changes. I wanted to bring all of these emotions together and share some of my personal truth. My co-writer Demi Michelle brought amazing songwriting experience to the table as well as stunning piano playing which matched the emotional feeling of this track perfectly. We used the metaphor of an empty beach to demonstrate the cold, loneliness that these changes brought in the first verse as well as the warmth from the memories shared in the second. The bridge hits with an emotional outpour straight from the heart and the track ends with just a vocal line and piano demonstrating the vulnerability and the feeling that there's nothing left. Definitely one of those days when you need a good cry or an emotional sing!
Loryn: What lesson has the entertainment industry taught you?
Lindsey: I've loved music for as long as I can remember and I've been performing since I was 2 however, I didn't start releasing music under my own name until 2018. I'd recorded myself since I was 16 but it took a record producer to offer me a chance to record 3 tracks and if I sold 500 across the 3, I would be offered a full record deal. I jumped at the chance and used it to learn everything I could about the industry. I knew that the likelihood of me selling 500 when I was a complete unknown would be unbelievably lucky and I was right. I didn't sell the 500 but the lessons that I learned were plenty.
I talk about the experience in more detail here.
I would recommend to any artist to know how to write your own tracks (or co-write), learn the legal bit to not break the law, get your own distributor, make sure you know how to do your taxes for when you do earn any money, learn some PR and the most important lesson, keep your feet on the ground. Everyone around you has so much to offer so take the opportunities to co-write, share music and always remember why you do this - for the love.
Oh, and just keep an eye out for those scams! There are so many that come into my inbox...
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Lindsey: When I first started singing as a child, I sang with an American accent because I was so obsessed with Disney... not much has changed!
Be sure to update Lindsey Farrow by checking out her website: https://lindseyfarrow.com/. Also, be sure to follow her on her social media platforms:
Twitter: @LindsSings Instagram: @Lindsey_Farrow Smule: Lindsey_Farrow Facebook: @LindsSings YouTube: Lindsey Farrow