Roselynn Savage (Indie)
Posted Jan 29, 2008.
Hi Roselynn, my name is Jonny from Big Smile Magazine. How are you doing today?
I'm doing very well Jonny, thank you very much for asking. I'm really excited to be chatting with you!
I know you're young and already have lived a long life but what inspires your lyrics the most and what gives you inspiration and momentum to keep making music?
Music is like therapy; it's not one of those things I even need to have a drive for. Writing down my thought and emotions just makes me feel better. And when other people listen to my music and find out that they can relate to me, it makes them feel better too. Also I day-dream a lot; I like to scribble down nonsence or draw pictures all the time, which then becomes incorporated into music. Tends to be some of the best material I have. I always keep my journal with me
How old were you the first time you recorded anything?
8 or 9... I was in elementary school. I was in a singing group called The Pop Rock Singers. The song was called "I Love To Read" written by Steven Fortgang - my old choir teacher. A children's song made to encourage other young children to read. I still know the words...actually... I think I still have my cassette copy of it somewhere in my room.
Do you have any shows coming up?
Yes! Actually I do. Saturday, February 16th, I am performing at the First Annual Love & Lyrics in the art district. I'm pretty stoked! There's going to be some really popular bands performing like the Stript and ... and theres going to be a bunch of great hip-hop artists too. I also hear there will be a fashion show - I'm trying to see if I can possibly do some modeling that night as well. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Could you tell me a little about the music scene in Las Vegas, and how hard or easy it is to be an up coming artist pushing her way to the top?
Well the Vegas music scene is pretty big. There are tons of talented artists and musicians, but for the type of genre of music I sing it's extremely tough. Unless you want to be a showgirl or in a musical. You have to really find ways to network and make yourself stand out to get people to know who you are.
What are some of your hobbies other than music?
I love acting and modeling. I hope to find opportunities to showcase those talents as well. Besides [that], I want to learn at least three more languages; I am a darn good photographer and I am going back to school for dance and communications. I like to keep my plate full.
When is your new CD coming out, The New Her? I have listened to your songs on your myspace and I can't wait to hear the rest.
At the moment there is no specific release date, but it should be in completion around late Spring / mid Summer. Until then there will be more singles to release from the album and lots more in store.
How do you like working with Dynamically Insane Records?
I freaking love it! Everyone is like family to me. We are all really really close and everyone is so talented and has so much passion. These people have definitely been very influential on my life. I feel that I have became a better person in so many ways because of them and so much of a stronger talent.
There are a lot of people in the music scene that don't eat meat for all types of reasons, but why are you a vegetarian?
Growing up I had chickens and geese and all kinds of rascles. It was basically almost like living on a farm. I had to raise so many animals. As I grew older I started to stray away from meat because It eventually started to effect my concience. I have been a vegetarian for over three years now. It's became a big mental thing; I can't explain it, it just gets to me. It feels wrong.
Your Father, Roosevelt Savage, was a past soul/R&B performer in the late 50's, do you know any of the groups he was in?
He said he was in a few of them. There was one called Dike and the Blazers and another called the Pointers.
What religion are you and does that effect your music in any way?
I can't say I firmly believe in any specific religion but I am an extremely spiritual person. I have very strong morals, morals I myself have chosen to follow. I believe in karma and reincarnation and I believe in life [where] you receive the things you work for. With that said my lyrics are always true to my soul and I give my music 100%
Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans reading this interview?
Man, where do I start....
Thank you for your kind words and your support. Without all of you, I'd be standing alone.
Keep your head up and never give up on your hardest struggles. There are bigger things out there for us that are worth all of our troubles.
Oh and I love you guys!
What do you think of Big Smile Magazine?
I think... that you guys rock. Thanks for supporting the little guys like me, the people who still [have] passion and do it for the sake of loving it. I am honored for the opportunity to have chatted with you
This article edited by The Bear (is the Editor)