Welcome, Tess! So good to chat with you today! Now, you have a new single coming out, can you tell us more about it?
Thank you so much for sharing my new song! I wrote "Say It" about a friend who I lost earlier this year. We’d drifted apart and I hadn’t seen her in years. We had a complicated relationship, and I often thought of reaching out to her to tell her all the things I wanted to say. But I never had the chance, and now I dream about the things I wish I could say. "Say It" is about speaking your truth before it's too late.
What keeps you motivated to write and create new music?
So many things! The inspiration is pretty infinite. I'm really passionate about equity and gender and racial justice and have been working on similar projects since I was young. My music started as a way to express some of these experiences and often wove in political or psychological themes. Music has been a way to express things that are hard to put into words- it's cathartic and healing personally, and I also believe music can be a great agent for social change.
Anything you want listeners to know about the new single when they listen to it?
I wrote Say It about the regret of not speaking your truth when you had the chance. We all have stories we don't tell, and things we don't say, even to the people we care about the most. With everything going on in 2020, it's more important than ever to tell people how we really feel and speak our truth- now is the time.
How would you define success?
When people write to me that my songs were meaningful to them during hard times, it's incredibly rewarding. So success to me is when my music uplifts people and makes them feel more comfortable being who they really are.
Who is your biggest fashion influence?
Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and the classic Grace Kelly.
If you could open for any act who would it be?
It's a tie between Maggie Rogers and Florence and the Machine.
Tell us where we can find your new single and connect with you online?
Say it will be out July 31 on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and on all streaming platforms! Stay safe out there and I am looking forward to connecting with you all- find me @tessposnermusic on Instagram and Facebook.