FYIG Chats With Singer/Songwriter Eliza Spear

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m very clumsy both physically and some times with my mental state, but isn’t everyone? I’m a Sophomore in college at Elon University which is FUN and very crazy but very rewarding. My favorite food is strawberries, and if there’s chocolate on them I lose all self-control and eat them all. 

How would you describe your musical style?

Dixie Chicks meets John Denver meets Ed Sheeran. 

You started playing gigs around your hometown of LA during a gap year between high school and college. What went into your decision to give a music career a go?

I had been writing songs for a while, and I realized that there was nothing stopping me from putting them out. I was about to graduate High School, I didn’t feel ready to go to college, so I thought I would give it a go.

Your single, “There Has To Be More” has garnered more than 110K streams on Spotify. How exciting has it been to have had such quick success?

It’s been super exciting! That song means a lot to me too. It was written about the risk I was thinking about taking in not going directly to college and pursuing music in LA. So the fact that it’s done well is super cool. 

What can you tell us about your latest single, “I’ve Got A Plane”?

It’s for sure the most intimate song I’ve put out. I really wished I had the superpower to freeze time, but obviously I don’t. Love is weird and timing can be so difficult. 

What can audiences expect from your latest EP, The Pineapple EP?

There are themes of self-love in there. A definite focus on the slow and difficult journey of actually getting to a place where you can accept everything that you are. This EP is kind of an evaluation of where I am came from and why I am the person I am today, while also noting what I want to change.

What’s next for your career beyond the EP?

I really want to set up my own tour around the East Coast and collaborate with as many people as I can to play for anyone who will listen. Working on it now. You’ll be sure to hear when there are things planned. 

What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?

Lock yourself in a room and write songs. The only way to actually get things done is to do them. 

What’s your life like outside of music?

I have really good friends and we laugh a lot about things that definitely aren’t very funny. I’m a college student, so I write essays and do my homework (most of the time). I try to be a kid as much as I can. I’m convinced dancing can cure any bad day, so I do that a lot. 

Let the readers know where to find you online.

– Instagram: @elizaspear

– Twitter: @elizaspearmusic

– Facebook: Eliza Spear

– Website: https://elizaspearmusic.com/