Posted On 24 Jan 2018
Get to know the pop songstress, Zoey G! Her latest track is entitled, “Runaway.” Zoey G is a pop star in the making. She’s already mastered the guitar, piano, saxophone, bass and ukulele, and uses each of her skills to create expressive and vivacious music.
Guaranteed to have you singing along, her latest single, “Runaway,” demonstrates that while she’s young, she’s remarkably talented and there’s only more to come.
Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-484802833/runaway/s-CE13b
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Learn more about Zoey G in the following All Access interview:
Happy New Year! Thanks for your time today! Overall, how do you think 2017 was for you and your music career? What are you most excited about for this year? Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Care to share them with us?
2017 was definitely an amazing beginning to what I hope can be a very long and successful career. Between recording music and working with incredibly talented people, it was indescribable. For 2018, I’m very excited to release “Runaway” and more projects, and to see what happens with it. I did make a few New Year’s Resolutions for this year, the biggest one was to work 110% when it comes to my music and make the most of every opportunity I come across.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory? Was there a time where you thought of doing something completely different?
Honestly, up until the age of 13 I really wanted to do something in the sports field, whether it be a Pro-Athlete, a field reporter, or a sports doctor, I wanted to do it. I loved sports and I still do. It wasn’t until I turned 14 that I really began to fall back in love with music and took it much more seriously. My earliest musical memory either had to be my brother playing me his favorite pop hits, like “Since U Been Gone” or “Oops! I Did It Again”, my dad playing guitar, and my first few piano lessons, which all happened when I was 4-5 years old.
I always like to ask artists about where they came from and how that city or town has influenced them as an artist now. So how do you think your home has affected you and your music today?
My hometown didn’t really have a huge music scene up until a few years ago, so not a whole lot. It was more so my family that influenced me. Growing up when the iPod first came out, my family got one and we all shared it. My dad had his 80s pop/rock songs, my mom had her 90s pop songs, and my brother had his late 90s and 2000s pop hits on there. I would borrow it whenever nobody was using it, I was only 4 years old, and I’d listen to whatever was on there. My music style and taste is basically if you took all those songs on that iPod and put it in a blender and poured it out as one nice smoothie, haha.
Can you talk about the inspiration behind your soon-to-be released single “Runaway”? How do you think this track is a great introduction to who you are as an artist?
The inspiration behind “Runaway” was a situation when you really like someone and think they like you back. They lean in, giving you that idea that they’re interested, but pull back like something is wrong. It’s super similar to when you’re fishing and you cast a line out and catch a fish, only to have to let the line go a bit in order for you to reel it in. This song is basically me saying, “Why are you a Runaway?” to that person.
When do you plan on putting out more music and a full album of new songs?
I can’t say a specific date, but for sure sometime this year.
Tell me about learning to play all those instruments! Why did you want to learn how to play them all? Do you find that you have a favorite instrument to play?
You know I’m not quite sure why I wanted to learn the instruments I’ve learned, haha. I just felt drawn to them from a very young age and learned as time went on. I was classically trained to play the piano, guitar, and the saxophone, and just normally taught for the drums. I picked up the Ukulele and the bass as well and taught myself. I also taught myself guitar before I began taking classical lessons. My favorite instrument has to be either the piano or the guitar. They’re such beautiful instruments and you can do a lot with them, that and they’re fun to play.
We are living in a crazy and at times rough world right now so I am curious how you think being a musician gives you the most joy in life today? How do you think that new music being created today is going to reflect these difficult times?
Yes, we are for sure living in a very difficult world right now. Music is something that I really love and gives me a happiness like nothing else, and that’s something that nobody can take away from me. Art is definitely one of those constants that has remained throughout history and has been able to bring joy to so many people in such difficult times. It’s universal, you don’t need to know how to speak the language that is music or art in order to understand it and that is so powerful in a world where we constantly are building borders between each other. The music that’s being created today is 100% reflecting the truth and reality of our world right now, which isn’t all glamorous and perfect. For example, that song that Logic, Khalid, and Alessia Cara did, 1-800-273-8255, is an anthem for mental health and suicide awareness, two topics that are constantly growing with the number of cases. It’s something we all deal with, it isn’t pretty or glamorous, but people, more so musicians, are standing up and speaking about it, ultimately creating a reflection of our society today.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
Lady Gaga, David Guetta, RedOne, Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, and Adele have inspired me a ton growing up, as well as even today. I would love to work with Lady Gaga or Max Martin.
When you aren’t working on music, what do you like to do for fun?
I like to hang out with friends and just have a good time. That, or catch up on some YouTube videos or Netflix shows.
What do you hope your fans take away from your music? Do you find that a lot of your music has a greater meaning behind it?
I hope that they take away a sense of comfort that they’re not alone in the things they experience. There are definitely a few songs that have a greater meaning, one of them being a way for me to get closure on a really bad fallout I had with a good friend of mine. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person that’s been through a bad ending of a friendship or relationship and I hope that the meaning behind that song can help people who went through a similar thing.
Where can fans see you perform next? What are some of your first few tour dates in 2018?
At this time I am putting my efforts in the studio on new music with tour dates to be announced this spring.
Would you like to share anything with our readers about yourself or your music?
I’d just like to say to do what you love. It’s a life changer.