Music Bugle Exclusive – Q & A – Edie Yvonne

Photo courtesy of Edie Yvonne Facebook page.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

Teenage indie-pop sensation Edie Yvonne has captivated audiences worldwide with her undisputed vocal display, exemplified in emotional songs like “Stain,” “In The Rain” and “On Your Mind,” the latter of which was released this past summer.

The groovy song was born when Yvonne expressed that she felt like she couldn’t get through to a loved one and questioned how she could be so close with them, but yet disconnected simultaneously. It was written by herself, in collaboration with producers Nicky Swedin and Cormac Liotta for Rrose Productions.

Yvonne is also an actress who has starred in multiple films, including “Kitty,” directed by Chloe Sevigny and debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Music Bugle had the chance to speak with Yvonne – who cites Mazzy Star, Fiona Apple, Lykke Li and Bjork as musical influences – about what her favorite movie soundtrack is, if she feels her young age gives her any kind of advantage in the music industry and much more, which you can check out below.

Music Bugle – What was the moment that made you want to pursue music? 

Edie Yvonne – I was at the Underground Museum in LA and there was a small stage in the garden and Alice Smith sang “I Put A Spell On You” and it struck me to my core.

Music Bugle – What’s your favorite movie soundtrack? 

Edie Yvonne – Right now, the “Barbie” soundtrack. “What Was I Made For” is beyond words.

Music Bugle – How would you describe your creative mindset when you put together “On Your Mind”? 

Edie Yvonne – If an idea hits, I close the door in my room to write. The song came after an argument that didn’t sit right with me. There was so much unsaid and I wanted to get it out of my body and brain and put it somewhere. Luckily, music is that place. I know my producers Nicky Swedin and Cormac Liotta were channeling 70s rock for this song and I loved the direction they took it in.

Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music? 

Edie Yvonne – At this stage, being so young, I’ve been able to experiment to hone in on a sound. It is fun trying to define it. One of my producers calls it “Edie-isms.” Each single has had a different approach with the intention that it holds together and as I evolve, I imagine the music will as well.

Music Bugle – Do you feel your young age gives you any kind of advantage in today’s music industry? 

Edie Yvonne – I think people are being very generous right out of the gate. When you have so many genius creative people around you and I’m blessed that I do, there are so many lessons to absorb. 

Music Bugle – Does social media help or hurt artists? 

Edie Yvonne – It is amazing in terms of access, visibility, distribution and reach. Luckily, because I’m so young, my team oversees a lot of the social media, so I’m protected from a lot of the negative energy that can come from it. I cried recently when I woke up and my feed was full of traumatic events, so I guess it’s a balance between knowing what is happening in the world, wanting to help make a difference, make change and trying not to be consumed by it in a way that it becomes debilitating.

Music Bugle – What’s your opinion on the use of AI in music? 

Edie Yvonne – So far, all I know is how transparent it is when a human writes a review of my music or AI does. Yet, I understand it is part of the future and our present, so when artistic directors or producers ask about embracing it, I’m not totally there yet, but I know that I am a humanist. I agree with a lot of the protest signs you see with the WGA and SAG strikes that humans make art and that AI doesn’t have trauma and baggage.

Music Bugle – What show are you currently binging on? 

Edie Yvonne – “Beverly Hills 90210” … and “Housewives” always.

Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break? 

Edie Yvonne – The beach.

Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?

Edie Yvonne – I went to the Beabadoobee concert at the Greek recently. She is amazing. I had the best time!


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