“I started pursuing music when I was 10 until I was 15. I moved to LA, joined a girl group, did the whole LA thing, and had a really bad experience. I was like, ‘I’m never singing again.’ I finished high school, went into commerce, then went into management at McGill. I went on the “regular path”; what was expected of me. A year and a half ago I started singing for the Habs, which kind of reignited my passion for singing. I realized that singing was what I was missing in my life. In December I decided to focus on music.”
“What has changed from the first time around to now?”
“Now I know where my passion is coming from. The first time I was young, and, as much as I loved singing, I wanted the glory of it. I wanted what I saw on TV and in the magazines, but I don’t think I understood what went into it. Especially being in LA, every 14-year-old in the music world all wants the same thing. I was surrounding by bleach-blonde 14-year-olds with a full face of makeup and crazy outfits. It’s a weird world to be thrown into and I think that a lot of the time when you’re young you don’t really know what you want. You think you do, but it takes life experience; it takes getting to know yourself to know why you’re doing certain things. I don’t think that time I knew what I wanted, although my love for music was real.
The second time around it came purely from a place of love. When I would stand on the ice at the Habs game and sing the anthem, it was like this crazy, crazy amount of joy. I realized that that’s why I need to do it: it gives me joy. If I work hard enough at it, I can turn it into a career. I’m not striving for the same things that I was back then. Going into music the second time around, I know that I’m doing it for the right reasons. I have this crazy passion for music and I just want to give it all I have.”