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Interview: Kristen Williams
Kristen Williams recently released her latest single, “Lie To Me.” Now the Texas songstress is spilling about her musical influences, her dreams, and her creative ventures for the future.
 
 
 
 
When did you start playing music?
I learned how to play guitar when I was about 15 & started playing shows when I was 19.
 
 
 
 
 
 
What was the first song you’ve ever written?
I wrote a lot of terrible songs when I was 12, but I would say my first real song I was about 16. It was about a boy who broke my heart.
 
 

Who are your musical inspirations?
Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, Lights, Nickel Creek, Yellowcard, Dan Black, Lykke Li

Describe your sound in five words or less.
Soothing electro powerful guitars attitude!

Did any personal experiences influence the lyrics of your songs?
Oh yes, every single song I write is from personal experience. Basically my life if my own biggest inspiration. Sounds weird…haha

Who is your ideal audience?
Girls and guys just like me.

Who would you love to collaborate with?
Dr. Luke, The Runners, Timbaland, Will.I.Am

Can fans expect a music video for any of your songs?
Yes! January I will be filming a music video.

Recently, you released your debut EP, “Extra Love,” and the single, “Lie To Me.” Are you working on a full-length album or a follow-up EP?
Right now I am working on singles, and then I want to put out a full length album.

What has been your proudest moment regarding your music career so far?
The first time I heard my song play on the radio (Unsinkable Mollie) I was about 19. I started crying.

What is your ultimate goal in the music industry?
I want to write relatable music that people listen to and feel a connection with.

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If you weren’t involved in music, what other profession would you choose?
I actually thought about getting a teaching degree for k-3rd grade. I love kids!

Do you name any of your instruments (particularly the guitar you’re “dating” :P)
Haha, that guitars name is “Taco” I also have a little Martin that I call “Mini Me” I haven’t named my other instruments though…I wonder if they feel neglected.

What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
I’ve seen every episode of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. Everything about the show is terrible but I can’t get enough!

What’s the weirdest song on your iPod?
‘Drawing in The Dark’ by Yacht. I don’t even know how to explain it.

What is your go-to karaoke song?
I love singing Shania Twain songs on karaoke!

What’s on your bucket list?
Swim with Dolphins.

Anything else you’d like to tell readers?
Thanks so much for all the support throughout my career! New music is coming fast!

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