Sorry if this is a weird ask, it probably is. If you remember about 3 years ago a rather annoying fourteen year old with bad depressing poetry lyrics asking to basically plagiarize your music? Well hi, I've grown up, still love your music, sorry if I was annoying back then, again, you probably don't remember because you probably have ya know, other things to remember than weird fourteen year olds from youtube comments. I re-found your music and i'm listening to it and falling in love again.
Hey wow, thanks! It’s not weird at all, don’t worry. To be honest I don’t quiiiiite know exactly who you are (I have a vague inkling but not much else), but that’s probably a good thing because the only wannabe plagiarists who really stick in my mind for years are the ones who are really awful (of which I could name two). So hey, thanks for asking first I guess :P
Anyway, thank you for your message! I’m really really glad you’re enjoying my music :) I can’t wait to show you some of the new stuff I’m working on, hopefully you’ll enjoy what I release in the next couple of months too.
Hi!...i love your music!Some of my favorites are "A Thousand Angels" and "Watch Out, You're Being Watched".I was wondering what inspires you to create the lyrics,because they tell such an amazing and mysterious story!
Thank you! I hope you don’t mind the essay this is going to turn into lol. Also I realised I was answering the wrong question about halfway through but I promise I get to it in the end ahaha.
A Thousand Angels and Watch Outare inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion and Death Note respectively. I wish I could say something cooler than “I watched a lot of anime as a teen” but I can’t and that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
While I have quite a few songs that are obviously based in books and movies and so on (Hey Alice is self explanatory, Iron Children is one of several for The Hunger Games and Temporal Shenanigans is on the Homestuck soundtrack), that’s not to say I’m a straight up fandom musician to the exclusion of all else.
Hello! I was wondering whether you've ever watched the anime Attack On Titan or read the manga? There are a few of your songs from your "Where's Your Wonderland" album that almost make me cry because of how beautifully they fit.
Yeah man, I’m up to date with the manga and it’s one of my favourite series of all time. I only heard of it when the anime got super huge on Tumblr last year, so nothing from WYW is based on it, but there’s at least one song on my upcoming album that’s pretty heavily influenced by its themes :)
Hi, I love your music & it's amazing what you do. Just a quick question, if you don't mind answer something personal; how did you get into composing music? And how would someone else get into the more mainstream composing scene? Thanks :)
Hi! Thank you so much! I don’t mind answering at all!! :) You’ve given me an excuse to ramble. Good luck reading all of this, haha.
When I was in fourth grade, my best friend who I thought was infinitely cooler than me in a way I could never catch up (if you have ever been a child, you know the feeling) started writing pop songs (which were honestly remarkably good for a nine year old to have written; I still find myself humming one of the tunes on occasion). I joined in because I wanted to be awesome and cool like Steph.
The first song I ever penned was a blatant Nikki Webster ripoff. Maybe one day I’ll record the damn thing. It’s different enough that I can say ‘so sue me’ and not be scared of it actually happening.
Hi! :) I love your music! I'm currently studying 6th grade AMEB Musicianship and was wondering how the classical/choral style harmony and melody writing they teach there can help me write modern-sounding songs? Because this kind of harmony is all pretty and follows all the traditional rules like no dissonances and no parallel octaves or fifths and whatnot, but how much of modern music is built on traditional harmony, and how can I change my style of composing to a more modern style? Thanks. :)
Sorry it’s taken me a couple of days to answer, I’ve been trying to figure out what to say this whole time.
Congratulations on getting to 6th grade AMEB!! That’s higher than I ever got, that takes dedication! I had to study counterpoint in uni though, so I know what you’re talking about.