Tell us about:
Your latest single you have released:
My latest single “Did I Ask?” touches on consent and sexual harassment. I’m fed up with victim blaming and telling women what they should and shouldn’t do to stop other people’s actions. It’s time we focus on the actual issue instead of pushing the blame onto what women are wearing or how much they’re drinking. It’s not fair to make anyone feel bad for something terrible that’s happened to them. That’s what the song is about. I refuse to be held accountable for someone else’s wrong doings.
Your first single and how you felt when it was released:
My first single as Pinkfiz was released last year, it’s called “The Birthday Song”. I’ve had various different music projects in the past but having to be a solo artist with a new name was quite scary. Even though it was nerve-wracking I felt like it was something that I had to do. I knew I could do it but putting yourself out there and having all the work be yours and no-one else to fall back on induces a lot of anxiety and emotions. But that’s all part of the job.
Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:
My favourite song I have created isn’t actually out yet. It will be coming out as a single soon and as part of an upcoming EP. It’s called “Pleaser” and I’m so excited for people to hear it. The instrumentation I am very proud of, the melody I sing is sick in my opinion and it has actual drums on it! I was lucky enough to have my friend record a drum track for this song and it was so nice to have a bit of collaboration and feedback. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.
Your favourite song to play live:
I haven’t been able to play any of my Pinkfiz tracks live but I know “Did I Ask?” will be crazy and so much fun. I can’t wait to play the whole EP live. I am looking forward to watching people mosh and have a boogie. The best song I have played live is an original with my college band Cerberus called “Devil In Your Home”. I love performing with those boys because we always have a great time and we know how to send it.
Your most emotional track:
The most emotional track I have written is one that is under my original artist name “Izzy Martin”. It’s called “Alone At Night” and whilst it’s not my best piece of work the emotion behind that song is so raw and that song means a lot to me. It’s all about my anxiety and my dependency on other people to make me feel better.
The best lyric you have ever written:
I really like the lyrics “and you ain’t gonna fix her, she doesn’t need a picture.” from “Did I Ask?”.
Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:
I love playing live. The vibes you get from other people on stage with you and the people watching you, everyone’s just there to have a good time. It’s just adrenaline most of the time. Waiting to perform is probably the worst part and the most nerve-wracking part.
The hardest track to play live:
I haven’t gotten to play any Pinkfiz shows live but I can imagine an upcoming song called “Pleaser” would be quite difficult as there’s two tempo changes that are quite extreme.
A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:
A song that lyrically really speaks to me and makes me wish I’d written it is “my future” by Billie Eilish. It’s just so honest and I relate to it a lot but I also really love the song “You Don’t Own Me” by Pale Waves which has a similar meaning to my song “Did I Ask?” but it’s just so cool and it has such an amazing vibe.
What we can look forward to from you this year:
I have another single coming out at the end of April and then an EP coming out at the end of May and hopefully when we’re allowed to I can start gigging again.