Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and recording artist Erinn Alissa marches to the beat of her own drum in a new and refreshing single, "Gypsy Soul."
Falling somewhere between Shania Twain twang and Colbie Callai cool, Erinn Alissa is an inspiring country-pop artist who never falls victim to cookie-cutter genres. More recently, Erinn Alissa became a finalist in the American Songwriter Competition and licensed her music for the short film "Evie Rose" created by award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Blake-Thomas.
Erinn Alissa recently released a vulnerable EP that blends her classically trained voice with her gypsy soul. The lead single, "Gypsy Soul," off the EP, has pitched camp in our hearts while Erinn Alissa pays homage to her inner callings and natural authenticity.
Taking the single for a spin, "Gypsy Soul" tenderly opens with a soothing array of guitars that softly set the song's heartfelt and vulnerable tone. As Erinn Alissa makes her warm and lush vocal appearance, she begins to sing of being a rebel without a cause, howling to the moon in search of the truth. We absolutely adore the serene and chilling feel of this single, as it perfectly allows us to get to know who Erinn Alissa is and what she stands for.
As the song proceeds, Erinn Alissa sings her autobiographical lyrics while remaining extremely confident in who she is, which is all the more refreshing. Erinn Alissa truly leaves us feeling inspired to live our unapologetic lives after listening to such an honest and genuine single.
Allow Erinn Alissa to take you through the life of a woman with a "Gypsy Soul." Find the single on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Erinn Alissa. You've truly swooned us with the release of your lush and honest single, "Gypsy Soul." What inspired you to write this autobiographical piece?
Aww, that’s really nice to hear. Thank you so much. Well, someone told me that I had the energy of a “Gypsy soul,” I am pretty independent and free-spirited, and I immediately thought that would be a great title for a song. I looked up articles on the "Gypsy soul" archetype and used that to inspire the lyrics, as well as my own attitude.
What was your songwriting process like for "Gypsy Soul?" Was it easy for you to be so open and vulnerable?
I remember the chorus came out very quickly and the rest just fell together. I played it acoustically for my sister when she was visiting me and she loved it, so I knew I wanted to perform and record it. It’s funny; I don’t really see this song as being that vulnerable! It is about a part of me, but a few of the other songs on the album are more revealing of some painful emotions I was moving through. But overall, as hard as it is to bear myself to others, I find that to be the most rewarding part of it all. Hopefully, my honesty will allow others to know their feelings are ok and worthy. Did you work with any producers to help navigate the feel and tone for your single, "Gypsy Soul?" What sort of atmosphere did you want the song to offer?
Yes, a producer named Max Allyn, who I’ve worked with for a few years (he produced the entire EP). I wanted the feel of the production to match the tone of the song- free, driving with the top down, good vibes kind of day. I think he did a really great job of capturing that. What thoughts or feelings did you want to evoke in your audience after listening to "Gypsy Soul?"
Like I mentioned in the last answer, I wanted it to be a “feel good,” free bird kind of energy. Just light and free, and I’m sure many can relate to feeling a bit like a "Gypsy soul" in our rigid and structured world.
How does "Gypsy Soul" tie into the concept and theme of your new EP?
I chose the title “Restless,” because it was a play on another song “No Rest for the Woman,” and also bc it seemed to sum up the energy of all the songs. The character in Gypsy soul is “restless” because she’s free and wild and wanting to be out on the open road… not caged up or living by the confines of what our society deems is right. I felt like the production of it conveyed that as well.