INTERVIEW: Stephanie Rezendes Discusses Debut Single

Today we are talking to Stephanie Rezendes, a musician who released her debut single in July. It was such an exciting time for the artist that I had to find out more about the inspiration behind If These Walls Could Talk.

Hello Steph tell us three unknown facts about yourself?

I took voice lessons from fourth grade until eighth grade, I am a sophomore in highschool, and I have a dog named Copper.

How did you get into music?

I’ve loved music since I was a child, my parents would always have music playing around the house.

Who do you find your inspirations? 

My inspirations are Phoebe Bridgers, Elton John, Clairo, and Gracie Abrams.

Tell us all about your debut single If These Walls Could Talk?

My debut single If These Walls Could Talk is about my grandparent’s house. I wrote the song about what it would be like if the house could talk to us and share the memories we’ve all experienced together. With the possibility of them selling the house one day, writing If These Walls Could Talk was a great way for me to come to terms with that.

How long did it take to write the song? 

It took me about 15 minutes. Once I wrote the lyrics, I could hear the piano already in my head, so it went a lot faster than usual.

You created the song in your bedroom as well, how difficult was the process?

Making music in my bedroom is really fun, but it can be difficult, especially with recording. Finding what works and what doesn’t is a long process, but you eventually get used to it after a while.

How do you go about writing lyrics? What inspires you?  

 I usually think of a topic that is meaningful to me and go from there. I never usually write lyrics that don’t mean something to me. Relationships, memories, and stories inspire me to write. 

Did it surprise you the reactions that you have been receiving for your music?

 It’s really surprising to get a DM or comment from someone I don’t know saying that they like my music. It really is one of the best feelings in the world. A sentence can really go a long way, and it keeps me inspired to keep making music. 

Have you had a chave to perform your song live yet?

I performed my song live on July 4 during my first gig! It was a great opportunity and I’m so glad I did it.

How do you warm up for a show?

I practiced my setlist a lot, every night, to prepare and to make sure I was ready. I was glad I did it because I was really confident the day of.

Also let’s talk tour – will there be live shows coming soon?

I hope so!! I currently don’t have any shows planned, but things always change.

Our site also is about improv – in a music sense, what have been some of your favorite improvised melodies that you have created and been able to use in songs and why?

Sometimes I mess up when recording a song, and I listen back to it just in case I notice something different that I did and that I like. I’ve had a couple of instances where I end up keeping the part I thought I had messed up on before!

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

I want to keep writing and recording demos. By the end of the year, I want to have enough songs for an EP!

What are your social media links so we can promote you on them?

And finally why should people check out your music?

I think it’s great to support smaller artists, it really goes a long way!

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