RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW USA ARTIST HELEN ON THE BUILD UP TO HER NEW SINGLE BITTER BITCH
What made you decide to become a soloist?
Music is something that has been a part of my life for as long as remember and during this pandemic, I finally had the time to put all my focus on pursuing it.
Introduce us all to the members and your musical history?
Hi, my name is Helen, I am a Pop/Alternative singer/songwriter based in the DMV area. I have been writing songs since I was about 14 now I’m 24 finally pursing the thing I love most in the world.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
I’m still pretty new to all of this so I haven’t come across anything that I can be sick of yet
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Aliens? I don’t think that’s really a conspiracy theory though now
What useless party trick /talent do you have/?
I think I still have to discover mine
Tell us something about yourself that you think people would be surprised about?
I’m 5’1 haha a lot of people recently have been telling me that I look taller in my pictures and get surprised when they find out I’m really short.
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe them?
You can find a song to fit your every mood, if you’re sad, happy, or whatever else you may feel.
What makes you stand out as an Artist?
I like to not limit myself to a specific genre
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most? (Can’t say the virus )
Time. It seems to be passing by really fast and I feel like I haven’t done anything.
What’s your favorite song to play live and why?
‘GO’ is really fun to play live because it’s just so upbeat and fun.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
My new single is called ‘Bitter Bitch’! It combines elements of Pop, Funk, and R&B and it talks about just unapologetically being yourself and doing what you want despite some of the negative things that people might say.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
I started writing ‘Bitter Bitch’ back in November over a bass loop and it took a couple of hours in a day to write because it was a topic that had been on my mind for so long. It was just really fun to write! I sent over the demo to the producer I work with, Jamie McArdle, and after discussing what I had wished the overall sound of the song to be, Jamie did his thing and did an amazing job with the production and we were able to get what Bitter Bitch now.
What was the recording process like?
I recorded the song in my room like all my other songs; it was really fun just doing the various layers and harmonies of the vocals. I tried to experiment with my range a little bit and I am happy with the results.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
The songs that I have the most fun writing are the ones that turn out to be the ones I love the most; when I go through a writing block period I have to remind myself of moments like when I wrote this song and that I can’t pressure myself into writing because most of the time that ends up draining my creativity more. So I’ve learned to just write without pressure and the right inspiration and song will come on its own unexpectedly.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
I think there is always room to improve a project but I’ve come to learn that can be never-ending so it’s okay let things just be and I’m happy with it enough so no I wouldn’t change anything of it.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
I plan to just keep on releasing more music and I am aiming to release songs more frequently and maybe in a year release an my first EP.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Hope that you enjoy this song and find some sort of empowerment and comfort in it like I did!