On the rise kamryn marie the urban twist

AS: As a writer, I respect that. It’s always good to let your fans feel as if you understand them in ways that others don’t. One of my favorite songs on the album is “Gotta Try”. I like it because although the song speaks of loving again, the lyrics can also be applied to coping with life’s countless ups and downs. Which song is your favorite and why?

KM: “ Gotta Try” was one of the few songs that I wrote while in tears. All of my music speaks heavily to me and brings up so many emotions. I would have to say that my favorite song on the album is “Together” because it was written about the person that got me through my darkest days. It was written out of hope and energy, bringing forward the desire to fill my life with positivity. I listen to it whenever I need a positive boost in my life.


KM: All of my songs are about my personal experiences, but there are two songs that stick out to me. “Panic Attack” and “Pull Me Up” were both written during a very dark time in my life. “Panic Attack” was written just prior to a panic attack to explain to those that don’t understand them just how miserable you can feel during one. The bridge shows how many different thoughts can run through your mind at once. “Pull Me Up” was written when I was in a downward spiral. I want to explain to everyone that depression is real and those that have it suffer every day, sometimes in silence. I want other artists, and even just those listening, to realize that it is ok to express your emotions and that not everyone has to write music about happiness. I prefer my music to be written from the soul and full of raw emotion.

KM: Being in graduate school is a huge accomplishment, in my opinion. I was never great at school, but to get here just blows my mind. I also never thought, back in December of 2016 when I started in the studio, that I would have an album out. When I first started at the studio, my goal was to get my feelings out in music, but not release anything. Sure enough, a little push from my producer and here I am, haha. I would not change it for the world.

KM: I will start with my weakness because it leads into my strength. Anytime I go to an animal shelter, I always head for the senior and geriatric animals. I will always ask who is the oldest and adopt that one. I have a major soft spot for old animals because I can’t stand thinking that they will die alone in a shelter. As for my strength, I did not know it was a strength until many people told me, but I also do hospice for animals as often as I can, meaning if they are about to die and need a loving home for their last few hours, days, or weeks, I will provide that. This allows them to die in loving arms and not alone. I just love doing it and it makes me feel like I’m worth something. AS:

KM: While the term may literally mean “not failing”, to me it means taking one step forward from your comfort zone. It also means getting up in the morning, eating something, showering, and getting dressed. Simple things like that can be incredibly difficult for some people, so I want them to know that the small things count as successes and to not give up.

KM: Yesterday was spent in the studio working on a new song. Every time we start a new song, it sparks excitement and desire to hear what it will end up like. I learned that something as simple as words on paper can be turned into masterpieces. I am so lucky to have the team that I have. Their encouragement, talent, and motivation have helped me to achieve so much.