You started on Broadway at 8 years old, from there it seems like it’s been a rocketship ride to the moon. Does it feel that way for you?
It sort of seems like I’ve lived nine lives in such a short period of time. I feel like that even though I started very early at a young age, I really had such a fun childhood. And I had such a great high school experience. I think that my family really managed to give me the best of both worlds.
It must have been an amazing environment in many ways, you have had the kind of childhood that many would love to have had!
It was really exciting and such an amazing experience being on Broadway and learning my craft. I didn’t really expect to make my way to Los Angeles at such an early stage, but it has been an amazing ride—I have been here for nearly six years now.
It’s been pretty remarkable listening to your album, which to me is all about love and transformation. When you started the process was that your intention?
The album really evolved and did end up taking on many different forms, shapes and sounds. At the end of the day the final product is a really great representation of who I am at this stage in my life.
It’s really funny because when I look at it now, I can see everything that I was feeling and going through. Whether or not I intended on that happening, it did and I am really thankful for that. It’s kind of amazing to have it all recorded permanently on a CD… forever.