Posted On 20 Mar 2019
Eda Green is an American singer-songwriter originally from Rochester, NY and New Jersey. Escaping domestic abuse at home, 12yr old Eda, her mother and brother moved to Los Angeles, California where she currently resides.
Home in Cali for Eda happened to coincidentally be at the same apartment complex as a “crazy amount of Viners” and everyone around her becoming “Insta-famous.” At just 15, Eda had her fair share of partying, problems and consequences. That, combined with her own self-discovery, became fodder for her artistic outlet.
You can listen to the single here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0WjpOFLtas6QRdGK1DdjSv?si=0nTFCmEtQ6Wizutt0ds1gA
Now, at 17, Eda’s resulting musical journey is held together by her incredibly unique vocal tone that it powerful, yet haunting. The production combines Eda’s love for organic live instrumentation ad psychedelic soundscapes inspired by bands like Pink Floyd and The Beatles, to a modern minimalist production like Lorde and Phoebe Bridgers. Her writing style is of an honest and personal nature. She’s anything but pop, yet commercial all in the same breath. When asked about her writing style, Eda says she writes from her truth and her songs are “the opposite of Hollywood writing circles made up of grown men that spew words of bullshit for other female teen artists to regurgitate.”
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Learn more about Eda Green in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you?
I am currently sitting on my producer’s (Chris Rosa) couch in North Hollywood, CA.
Now that 2019 has started, what musical goals do you have or yourself and your music this new year? Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
My musical goals for 2019 are to become a better piano and guitar player, which also doubled as my resolution to play more piano and guitar.
Growing up, how important has music been in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t a very important part of my life. It wasn’t even a decision to start pursuing it, it just sort of happened.
Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what could you see yourself doing?
Anytime I try to imagine myself doing anything other than music, I feel icky. So, if I’m not doing music, honestly, I might as well just not do anything.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
It’s been a surprising process going through changes in the ideas I had for myself. I started off with a completely different vision than I have now. Navigating my new ideas and finding a way to put them into words has been a bit of a challenge.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live now?
I moved a lot when I was younger, so in the hometown that I did have, I have dealt with a myriad of mentalities and personalities which had its effects on my and my writing.
Let’s talk about your newest music. What has been inspiring your songs lately?
Most recently, anytime something annoys me, I just exaggerate the shit out of it in my songwriting. My friends always joke about me not being able to write a happy song.
Any plans to release an EP and a full length album soon? What about any music videos?
I have an EP coming soon, working on a full album now, which I’m super excited about. When I end up doing videos, I want it to look and feel like it does in my head.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all 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 have to be reminded to keep up with my social media, because I’m not the best at posting. But my favorite way to connect with my fans would definitely be Instagram.
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?
My top artists that have inspired me a ton would be Judy Garland, Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple and George Harrison. It would be a dream to collaborate with the two on that list that are alive.
I don’t have a show booked at the moment because I’m focused on finishing the EP, but will definitely be playing those songs around LA.
If you had an unlimited budget and your schedule was free, what would your dream music video look like?
It would be story driven, it would be dark, directed by Christopher Nolan and it would guest star Alisha Boe.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what musical item would you take with you and why?
A guitar, it’s superior to all instruments (or at least to all instruments I can play).
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?
I would’ve loved to be featured in the movie Crank, but with the songs you haven’t heard yet.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
I hope people take away from my music that they’re not alone. That even if the feelings they have feel esoteric or unimportant, they are actually valid.
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about your music?
Stream my debut song ‘Broken One’ on Spotify and stuff. You can listen here: https://ffm.to/eda_green_broken_one