For many people embarking on music as a career is of a process of self-discovery. It’s a gut-check period where an artist tries to figure out where they belong – be it as a performer, in production or elsewhere behind the scene. One such artist who’s still on a journey of self-discovery, musically and otherwise, is young muso Annastasia Nicol.
Annastasia will be making a musical debut as a feature alongside rapper Tre, on his forthcoming single Enough which drops on June 30th 2016. You can check out the Press Release video for the enough single, via the Tre Youtube Channel.
The young singer, who’s still in high school and looking to break in the industry, granted Lavatory Records an exclusive interview. She discussed her decision to pursue music, future career plans, working with Tre, and a little bit of this and that.
Lavatory Records: Describe Annastasia Nicol, and tell us how different is Annastasia the person from the artist?
Annastasia Nicol: Annastasia the person is rather quiet and laid-back, while the artist is more outgoing and open.
LR: Who are your favourite musicians and musical influences?
AN: Well my favourite musicians are Demi Lovato, Evanescence, Falling In Reverse, Black Veil brides, Sleeping with Sirens, Slipknot and Korn. I will say that my primary musical influence is Demi Lovato.
LR: Any particular reasons why the above-mentioned artist(s) have been an influence?
AN: Demi Lovato has always been an idol for me because she’s such an amazing person with a hell of a background and she carries on making good music, which shows her feelings… She loves her music just like I do.
LR: What do you plan to study after finishing high school?
AN: Biology, Maths pure and Life Orientation I am still thinking about the others.
LR: Is music something you can see as a long-term career?
AN: Yes I hope for it to be, because it is my passion. It has been since I was a little girl and hope I can go further. I really enjoy singing and would love to make a career out of it.
LR: You are featured on Tre’s single ‘Enough’. What has it been like to work with Tre on this song?
AN: Well it has been difficult since I’m in Cape Town and he is in Pretoria. But it’s been a great experience working with him.
LR: If you could, name one artist or producer you’d most like to work with should the opportunity present itself?
AN: I would stay with Tre because he’s such a great person and I would not want to work with anyone else.
LR: After this single with Tre, is there anything else that you would be working on that we can look forward to?
AN: Well I have been working on a few songs but haven’t finished them yet.
LR: What other interests do you have apart from music?
AN: I have a keen interest in marine biology.
LR: Are there any special people out there that you want to shout out?
AN: I’d like to shout out my best friend Shona Vice and my family.