Canada-based artist Apricity recently sat down with ai love music to talk about her music. In the interview, the singer talked about her influences, her background, and her debut single “All My Lies”. Read on to find out more about this amazing artist and wonderfully crafted debut single.
About the Artist: Apricity
Apricity (a-PRIS-i-tee) is a Scotland-born, Canada-based Alternative Rock artist who made her debut last year. Her artist name means “to bask in the sun” in Latin. The idea behind the name is that basking in the sun was the thing she would like to do during frigid Canadian winters. She enjoys being in the sun and wanted her name to reflect on something she likes.
Like a lot of people, Apricity grew up in a family that was musically inclined. “My mom sings and plays the guitar, my dad too,” she explained, “it was something I grew up with.” She was inspired by many bands when she was growing up, often mimicking them. Then, when she was older, she went to the School for the Arts in London. There, she was involved with musical theatre while started to write some songs.
Asked about what genres and artists influence her, the singer answered that she was influenced by the music she listened to growing up. “I grew up to listening to anything by ABBA,” the artist answered, “And my mom was a really big Kate Bush and Blonde.” Apricity also cites Avril Lavigne, Tori Amos, and Evanescence as her influences.
The singer said that she admires Evanescence for their lyrics, Amy Lee’s creativity, and their music. But, the most important thing she loves about Evanescence is their storytelling. It is something that Apricity strives for in her music and wants listeners to listen for. “I feel it is important to tell a story,” she explained, “It is important for the song to engage with people.” The singer further explains that she also wants people to watch the music video for that storytelling element.
“All My Lies”: Her Debut Single
When talking about her debut single “All My Lies”, Apricity has this say about the song’s meaning:
It’s really about someone who wants to be themselves. They want to break away from having an influence on someone else. Maybe it’s a narcissistic friendship or a relationship they had. But, they don’t want to be somebody else in someone’s eyes. Instead, they want to be their own person. They want to be true to themself no matter what other people think of them.
The song is based around the idea of somebody else who idolizes you. And when there is an issue, they want you to solve it for you. It’s just about a person who doesn’t want to be there, they want to do their own thing.
“All My Lies” was written by Keith Varon — who has had success on the Billboard charts with number one singles — with Apricity herself adding a little bit of extra input. The song’s producer was Thomas Mckay, a Juno nominated and platinum awarded producer. She cherished her time with Mckay as he welcomed her to his musical family and taught her so much. Yet, Apricity did mention that the producer was a drill sergeant at times as he wants perfection in the nicest way. He just wanted the singer to strive for her best performance, which you can hear in “All My Lies”.
Make sure to check of “All My Lies” by Apricity and let me know what you think in the comments!
Apricity will have her second single released on March 13. Also, she will release her first EP later this year. Stay tuned to ai love music for them!
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