Posted On 05 Sep 2018
Meet Curb Records newest pop artist, Melanie Pfirrman! She recently released her debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Love. This collection was produced by David Garcia, Sean Cook, Andreas Moss & David Thulin and features three infectious pop tracks including the upbeat title track, current single, “Go Steady” and the gorgeous duet “Lonely” featuring Andreas Moss.
“Working with Curb Records has been nothing short of a dream come true,” says Pfirrman. “They understand me as an artist and my vision. I want to make music that is relatable, honest and true to my heart. I am incredibly proud of I Don’t Wanna Love and I can’t wait for people to hear it!”
It was earlier this year when music fans caught wind of the California native when she was featured on Andreas Moss’ breakout single “Lonely”. Since then the breakthrough artist has already garnered a strong following attracting over 1 million on-demand streams to date. Her current single, “Go Steady,” has jumped into the Top 10 on Radio Disney top songs list and is Top 20 on Mediabase’ 3-Day Building Chart.
“We are extremely excited about Melanie Pfirrman and the release of her debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Love ,” shares Curb | Word Entertainment SVP/General Manager, Ryan Dokke. “Melanie’s voice and overall energy is absolutely undeniable. She is an important part of our company’s future, and we are honored to be a part of her team and to share her talents with the world.”
Pfirrman is introducing herself to the world via YouTube with “This is Melanie Pfirrman,” where she opens up about her journey as a women in music. The powerhouse female vocalist is paving her own way with a voice that is leaving audiences speechless, and an energy and confidence that catches the attention of anyone with the opportunity to listen.
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Learn more about Melanie in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you now? What’s on tap for the rest of your day?
-Thank YOU! I’m actually on a short little vacation in Big Bear with my family. One of my favorite places to visit. 🙂
All Access Music is currently compiling a list of our artist’s favorite songs this summer so what is YOUR song of the summer?
-There are so many songs I’ve been playing on repeat this summer but after Ariana Grande released her album “Sweetener,” the game changed. R.E.M is EVERYTHING!!!
Overall, how do you think 2018 has been treating you and your music career? What has been one goal that you have had this year and how close are you to reaching it?
-2018 has been one of the best years of my life. Everyday, I feel like I’m getting closer and closer to my dreams. One of the biggest goals I had, was getting a song played on Radio Disney and it actually happened. It was top 3 the other day, which was absolutely surreal!
Growing up, was music always a big part of your life? Can you recall your first ever musical experience?
-Music has always been a huge part of my life. I come from a very musical family, so I guess you can say it has always been in my blood. The first real experience I had with music and figuring out that I wanted to pursue a career in it was after I watched the movie “Selena” for the first time. I was about 6 or 7 years old, and I remember seeing her life on a tour bus, getting to perform for thousands of people every night, recording and writing original music. It always gave me such a warm feeling in my heart. Even at a young age, I knew that was what I wanted to do.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? Has there been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
-I always knew that pursuing a career in music was going to have its challenges. It definitely hasn’t been easy. There are constant unexpected surprises, good and bad. I don’t think a lot of people realize how exhausting it can be, physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. You have to constantly remind yourself everyday that you have what it takes because there will ALWAYS be someone trying to put you down and keep you from succeeding. Acknowledging that early on has truly helped me overcome some of those challenges.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live today? What is the music scene like there these days?
-I was born and raised here in LA. So many of my friends are in music in one-way or another. I’m always inspired by the continual beat and creativeness of this city. LA is home and I think my love for this city will always influence me musically in the best possible way.
How would you say that you have grown as an artist since you first starting making music? What has remained the same?
-I’ve grown tremendously since my journey with music began. Before I was signed, I was so unsure if I even had what it takes to be a solo artist. I went from girl group to girl group because I just couldn’t picture myself succeeding on my own. It wasn’t until Curb Records showed interest in me that I started to really picture it. I had to completely start from scratch and figure out what my sound would be. Now, I’m so much more confident in my abilities, but I still have the same love and passion for music in general. I’ve always had a strong work ethic, regardless of whatever project I’m working on. 110% always.
Why did you decide to join Curb Records? Why do you think they are a good fit for you and your music now?
-Signing with Curb Records has been one of the best decisions I’ve made so far in my career. They make you feel like family. One of the biggest things that sealed the deal for me was the passion they have for their artists. They trust our visions 100% and allow us to have so much creative control to be who we are. That can’t be said for a lot of other labels out there, so I feel incredibly blessed to be apart of the Curb family.
Let’s talk about your latest single “Go Steady.” What has all the positive reactions to it been like for you? How do you think it compares to the rest of your debut EP, “I Don’t Wanna Love”?
-I’ve always loved “Go Steady” since the day we wrote it, but never did I think it would be received so well, especially by the Disney community. It has already gone above and beyond any expectations I had, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for it. The EP consists of 3 songs and “Go Steady” is definitely more upbeat and fun compared to the other two, which touch on more serious subject matters.
What was it like working with Andreas Moss on your track “Lonely”? How did that collaboration come about?
-My collaboration with Andreas was magical. This song is the reason Curb decided to sign me in the first place. Andreas found me through YouTube and sent me a Facebook message asking if I would be interested in singing a duet with him for his upcoming project. He flew me out to Nashville for 24hrs, we recorded the song and became INSTANT best friends. After Curb heard the song, they flew me back out, had a few meetings and about 2 weeks later, I signed the contract. I owe everything to this song and to my friend, Andreas.
What do you think makes for an ideal show for you? What has been a favorite performance of yours so far? Do you have any upcoming shows the rest of this summer and into the fall? What’s next up for you?
-My ideal show consists of a huge KILLER band. My last show was at “Lucky Strike” in Hollywood and it was probably one of my favorites. All the band members were good friends of mine that I’ve been playing in cover bands with for years. To be on stage with all of them doing my own original music was definitely an emotional, full circle moment for me. I don’t have any shows for a few months, but I’m hoping to maybe add a few dancers to the mix for next time. Spice things up a bit.
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how your own music is reflecting this time period? Would you say that other musicians are making music that has been influenced by this climate? Do you find that at your shows you have to say something about the political climate?
-With all the terrible things going on in the world, I just want my music to be the exact opposite of that. I want to bring light and joy back into the world. I think it’s amazing that other artists are using their platforms to speak up about certain things and I definitely don’t shy away from that. At shows though, I personally try not talk about those things just because I want those 45 minutes to be an escape from all of that. We deal with enough negativity on a daily basis. I’d rather just spread nothing but love through music.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
-I actually love posting on social media and getting to interact with everyone. It isn’t too hard for me just because I’m already so used to posting and keeping everyone up to date with any and all things I have going on. I also have an incredible team of people that help me out with content and making everything look aesthetically pleasing. Instagram is definitely my favorite way to connect with fans. I’m able to see all their posts about my music and get to comment back and thank them for all their support. It’s the best feeling in the world.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
-I grew up listening to all the powerhouse divas. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, etc. They have all influenced my voice and music in one way or another. Demi Lovato is also someone I truly respect as an artist and as a person. She has gone through hell and back and has always been so transparent and open about the obstacles she has had to face in her life. I am praying for her recovery!
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you and why?
-Definitely would need to take an iPod with me. I truly don’t know how long I would last without being able to listen to music. It’s therapy for me!
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
-My dream has always been to have a song of mine featured in a Nicholas Sparks movie. I’m such a sucker for a good chick flick. If I had a song featured in “The Notebook,” I’d die of happiness.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music?
-When I was younger, and even now, music was just always an escape for me. No matter what was going on in school or at home, I always had music to lean on and take me out of reality for a bit. We all have those few songs that we listen to that make us forget about all our troubles. That’s what I hope people are able to do with my music. I want it to heal, inspire, spread happiness and love. Always!