Hey On Record, it’s an absolute pleasure! I tend to describe my sound as alternative pop. I try to make something that sounds timeless yet commercial. I came up with my sound by amalgamating all the different artists that I love to listen to. I have an eclectic taste in music so I referenced classical artists like Ludovico Einaudi, with classic artists such as Carole King and contemporary artists such as Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine, Dua Lipa and Jessie Ware. At the same time as referencing these artists, I also wanted a sound that was unique to me and I believe I achieved that.
Can you narrow it down to a song, album or artist that inspired you to start writing music?
Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember and I started writing music while I was music school in 2014. I didn’t find I was directly inspired by anyone but was using it as a creative outlet which would let me express myself in any way I wanted. I’ve always loved words, cards, poetry, and music and it was the perfect way for me to express how I felt in a creative way. I started out writing folk music as that was what I was listening to most at the time before I honed in on my individuality.
What influences your music that we wouldn’t expect?
Virtually every song I write comes directly from personal experience; the good, bad and the ugly. We all have a completely unique journey through life and in some ways my songs are like a diary when read in chronological order. So there are painful experiences, beautiful experiences, sad experiences, healing experiences, divine experiences and everything in between. Life is what influences my music.
Some people may not know that I have a degree in economics and Spanish. When making certain life choices at 17, I allowed myself to be swayed by the opinions of others. It was a great experience but the main lesson I learned and want to pass on to others is to follow your heart. It always knows what it wants and it knows how to get you there. Trust it and trust yourself.
What’s next and on the horizon for Bianca Bazin?
I’m currently back in the studio recording some new material and filming another music video over Christmas. Next year I’m looking forward to doing some interesting international collaborations that I have lined up and will be releasing new music. I have plans for an album and of course, I am always writing new songs. So watch this space – good things are coming!