How does it feel to have your debut available to the world?
Having released stories that were my life for many years is always a bit unnerving but I am could not be more proud & ecstatic that Love & Loss has become the world's stories. It is no longer just my life but it is out now for people to relate to and that is the most amazing feeling in the world.
Why was “Love & Loss” chosen as the EP title?
Love & Loss actually came out very organically when discussing the EP. I looked at the songs I had written and all of them had something to do with loving someone but also losing them or losing oneself.
How does that title relate to the songs on the EP?
All the songs relate to the title because they are all about either loving or losing or both even. They are all talking about different situations in my life but they are all about a similar concept.
Which song on the EP do you think represents HAAS the best?
Oh my! It is like asking to choose your favorite child. I believe the debut single, Behind Those Eyes really represents HAAS.
Out of all 5 songs, which are you most excited to play live?
Again, tough question! I think Didn’t Raise No Man. It’s just such a fun upbeat song you can dance to, it’s badass & it thanks all the people for making me, me.
“Home” resonates such a strong combination of emotions. What is the meaning behind this track in particular?
So this track is really interesting. I remember the summer of 2014 very clearly. I started writing it not knowing where the inspiration had come from. I played what I had written (about a verse or two & a chorus) for a good friend of mine & he asked where the inspo had come from. I tabled it for the rest of the summer and when I got back to college, a few weeks later I received a phone call that one of my best friends had taken his own life. I looked back at the song and realized it was about him & how he was suffering. I really believe to this day that was him trying to tell me what he was feeling and his reasoning for leaving us so suddenly. Sorry I know that was lengthy but you can’t explain it without all the detail!
Do you plan on touring to promote the EP?
I would love to tour to promote the EP but right now I do not believe that is in the cards right now. The plan is to get back into the studio, create some new music, build our fan base & hopefully tour in 2020! If it happens before that I will be nothing but excited!
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