Singer-Songwriter INDYA LOVE Discusses Her Debut Single ‘Good Morning’, Working With Her Father, Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and Much More!
Get to know newcomer singer-songwriter, Indya Love! Her latest music video for her debut single “Good Morning” was done in one take, with Love singing and playing acoustic guitar, while her father, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, added a little bit of electric guitar on it, and that’s it.
This is the very first of everything for Indya: her first written and recorded track, her first-time self-producing, and creating her own music video. The first step toward following in her Father’s footsteps. It was recorded at Bay Street Studios in the Caribbean. The song is the first from a planned EP.
Indya Love pours her heart and soul into the track, which can be immediately felt in the accompanying video, and aesthetically through her inspiration – the photographic works of Man Ray and the simplicity of her monochrome video. She chose to use black-and-white imagery to provoke the raw emotions she felt when writing the song.
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Learn more about Indya Love in the following All Access interview:
So what has this past year been like for you and your music? How did you get through the pandemic? Are things opening up now where you are? How do you feel about that? Did you get vaccinated?
I think everyone can agree that this past year and now still in 2021 has been a roller coaster. Music has always been present, but I didn’t dive deep into it until I wrote “Good Morning,” but now I can say that my life is incredibly musical. Getting through an incredibly strict lockdown was exhausting in every way, but it made me appreciate the small things. I am grateful that the world is slowly but surely opening up, and I have had my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and I get the second dose in about two weeks.
Let’s talk about your debut track, “Good Morning.” What was the inspiration for it? Did anything surprise you about the process of making a song? What was it like recording it at Bay Street Studios in the Caribbean?
“Good Morning” was one of the first songs I ever wrote and recorded. I was going through a lot in my own head, and it was the best form of therapy for me. It was such an incredible experience recording in such a beautiful place. I’ve spent a lot of time on the island where Bay Street Records is located, so it really has a cozy feeling to me. Being surrounded by nature is always so inspiring to me, so my creative juices were really flowing.
What about the music video for it? What was it like creating it? I’d love to know more about the black and white imagery used in it?
It was so much fun. Brian Totoro and I spent about an hour and a half filming it. I had a vision of exactly how I wanted it to be, so the tricky work was mainly in the editing. Man Ray and his surreal work incredibly inspired me, so I tried to tie that in and the black and white to give it the emotion I felt writing it.
Of course, it must have been so special having your dad add some electric guitar on the song! How did you go about asking him to be part of the song?
My dad was in the studio with me for some of the recording process. He was just playing about on the guitar, and it really organically came out in one take.
Do you have plans to release more new music soon and a full album of new songs? What is inspiring your forthcoming music?
Yes, I do! I don’t want to say too much, but I can say I’ve been very inspired by many things, and I think the best way I write my music is when I don’t force it.
Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be a musician? Did your father’s incredible music career influence you to become an artist as well? What do you think motivates you day in and day out to sing and write music?
I’ve always loved music, and I’ve always had a passion for it, but it was something I had kept very private, so writing “Good Morning” was really when I went, “Oh shit, I love doing this.” My dad has always been someone I’ve looked up to, so yes, I think he’s been very influential in this entire process. I love the process. Picking up the guitar and figuring out what’s the following chord or the next lyric, it’s like a game that’s never over.
If you weren’t an artist today, could you see yourself doing anything else? What is something else interesting/funny you are good at?
I have quite a few things I’m interested in. I’m really into psychology, and I adore fashion, poetry, cooking, films… I mean, I might just have to do it all, lol.
What do you think of the power of social media? How active are you on it all? Do you enjoy or have trouble keeping up with it all?
Social media is always such a touchy subject. It definitely has its pros and its cons. I try not to take it too seriously and just have fun with it.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
All I wish for is that it makes someone feel something.