Based in San Diego, CA, Truly is a singer-songwriter inspired by their upbringing in Nashville. The artist writes their own songs on acoustic guitar, weaving timeless imagery and songwriting beneath a coat of slick pop polish.
Fans of Taylor Swift, Foster the People, and Morgxn are sure to find something they like within the artist's catalog. Truly's sound results in cosmic pop poetry, perfect for crying on the dancefloor, driving down a lonely freeway, or sipping herbal tea at 3:00 AM.
The latest release from Truly has us navigating through an eclectic universe that spirals us into the inner findings of our mind. "Hellbent" is a track that provides an effervescent sense of anticipation to the musical foundation before us. With meaningful lyrical motifs such as, "Back home they tried to name you. Till the labels they became you. But that town is still the hopeless place you knew," listeners can't help but ponder over the fortified quintessence of "Hellbent."
With each sustaining synth note performed, the electronic realm of this otherworldly sound has us fixated upon the creativity that Truly sheds throughout their creations. Allowing us to feel immersed in the song's final state of clarity and the sentiment within the motion expressed, Truly has a knack for making their fan base encapsulate ever-changing thoughts that ride the flow of the musicality.
Taking it to the next level with the vulnerability propelled forth, it becomes apparent that Truly's organic state of mind coils each thought into ammunition that draws people towards the overall basis of the rhythm. One song at a time Truly cements their place in this galaxy of warm croons that blanket you in your emotions.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Truly! Congratulations on the release of your latest single, "Hellbent." Could you please take us into the moment or story that inspired the creation of this song?
This song was inspired by a single chord. I strummed a D minor on the acoustic guitar and instantly saw a snapshot image of a couple swaying together inside a dive bar. The disco ball shot light along the walls as one lover imagined the thoughts of the other person, who was a little drunk and out of their head. "The night is nearly over, I'm that sleepy kind of sober, and the disco ball is dripping down the room..."
How does it feel to now have "Hellbent" out into the world?
Was the release of this song one that you have been greatly anticipating? It feels so surreal to be making and putting out music at all. I started writing songs as a way of passing the time during a lockdown. Two years later, he we are...
How does your Nashville upbringing play into your sound? Do you find that being based in San Diego has influenced this as well?
Growing up, I listened to songs by artists like Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and Kenny Rogers, who were introduced to me by my grandma. I guess I like to try and follow that country tradition of emotion-centric lyricism, simple melodies, and storytelling. Living in Southern California feels almost like living in a dream. The weather is perfect almost all year round, and the sky can have these incredible colors, especially at sunset. It puts me in this kind of airy headspace, which I like to channel into my songs' electronic production and angelic harmonies.
What happens to be your favorite thing about being an artist?
I love that as an artist. You are always free to reinvent yourself. If you wake up one day and want to be a folksy, wayfaring strummer, you can. If you wake up the next day and want to be a cybernetic alien prince, you can. Being able to realize so many different sides of yourself is so incredibly fulfilling. I don't know how I went so many years without making art.
What's next for you?
I have three more songs recorded that I need to release this year. I have written close to 100 songs in the past two years, so a lot of my work is focused on doing justice to those works and letting them shine. I also want to put out a music video and start performing live more, coming to a Super Bowl near you!