Canadian pop singer-songwriter Shayla Souliere recently talked to ai love music about her musical journey, her inspiration, and the release of her newest single “Touch & Go”. What is her newest single all about? Continue to read on to find out!
Check out Shayla Souliere’s “Touch & Go” below and let me know what you think in the comments!
First of all, introduce yourself!
How did you get into music? What was your musical journey like?
Well, I have been singing since I could talk, and I have loved music for as long as I can remember. I was back and forth out of singing lessons pretty much my whole life. The only reason I was back and forth was that I was also a competitive gymnast growing up. Music won let’s just say that!
I started to professionally pursue music around 2012/2013, it was around that time that I jumped on a plane and made my first music trip to LA, where I wrote and recorded my very first single! From that point on, I have been going since. I spend a lot of time building my business and my musical craft. I have released multiple singles up to this point, but I am exceptionally excited to share Touch & Go with you guys. I spend most of the quarantine writing almost every day, and I am honestly so proud of this song!
What musical genres or artists inspire you?
I, for sure, get inspiration from other Pop Artists, because that is the genre that fits me the best. However, I love all genres of music. I think they all play such an equal role in the music industry and world! I would say a few of my top artists right now would be Lennon Stella, LAUV, Julia Michaels, and Taylor Swift!
Let’s talk about your newest single “Touch and Go”. What is it about?
“Touch & Go” is about being in a loveless-type relationship. Dating is so tough these days… at least I feel it is haha! Not all relationships are going to succeed and sometimes you just have to embrace it as it is what it is and move on.
How was the process of creating this song?
Let’s just say, nothing about creating “Touch & Go” was normal… lol! Due to COVID and the world being where it is, everything happened virtually. I co-wrote “Touch & Go” with my producer Giordan Postorino over Zoom. After the demo was recorded, my A&R and I decided we should move forward with the song.
From that, I went and rented a recording mic at one of the local music stores in my hometown and jumped back on zoom with my producer Giordan. Giordan remotely accessed my computer and operated it by my Logic while I was over Zoom. I can tell you, thank goodness for technology! I couldn’t imagine being where we are right now, in this pandemic, and not having the technology to rely on.
What was the most important thing in “Touch and Go”?
There are certain things in life we have no control over. The big takeaway from Touch & Go is not all relationships are going to succeed, and sometimes you just have to embrace it for what it is.
What inspired you to write “Touch and Go”?
Originally, I went into the writing session wanting to write a breakup song. After chatting a bit with my co-writer Giordan, I was saying something along the lines of (It’s just so touch & go) and that is how “Touch & Go” started. Like most songs, this song stemmed down from a guy, but I wanted to put a different spin on it, other than a strong-hearted breakup song.
What do you want listeners to listen for in your music?
It may sound like it is about a loveless relationship (which is true), but the underlying story is that it is a part of life, and things happen. We need to take it with a grain of salt and move on.
What are your plans for the future?
I have spent the last year writing a ton, and I have hopes to continue writing and recording lots of music. In addition, having successful releases, touring, partnering with labels and publishing companies, and in the big picture, being a successful artist where I can help my family out and myself wherever is needed ☺
Finally, what message do you have for the readers of ai love music?
Find your passion and get on it! It is such a feeling being able to do what you love every day and not having it feel like a job.
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