I want my songs to make people feel good.
I needed to play an instrument to write songs and although I had piano lessons as a kid, it never went anywhere because I was never in the right state of mind to practice.
Coco is my nickname. My parents called me it since I was a baby. And then my friends called me that, now my producer calls me it. So I just, I don't know, I figured that would be a cool name for the album.
If something's biting me I hold it in because that's the kind of person I am. Then it comes out in songs. Things build up inside of me and I'll write three songs in a weekend. It's a release. I don't choose what to write about. It's just there.
In the past few months I've been preparing myself for this crazy adventure. I know many challenges and frustrations lie ahead, and I am going to learn a lot. But if I can come home with some great new songs, amazing experiences, and new friends, it will all be worth it.
I took an improv class at junior college because I'm really shy in front of people up on stage. I ended up dropping the class because I had a scene I had to do. My parents were so mad at me because I just quit something I was trying to overcome. So I went upstairs into my room bawling and wrote 'One Fine Wire'.