Having had her music featured as an official tune for the ‘Register To Vote’ campaigns run by Fb and Instagram final yr, and with help behind her from the likes of American Songwriter, Popdust and The Line of Finest Match, Teddi Gold is an artist who is aware of what it takes to be seen. She’s additionally a person who makes use of her platforms for good; talking out about causes and occasions that matter to her and donating proceeds from her Satisfaction Month launch “Growth Growth” to the ACLU. Right now, she’s launched her ‘Vol. 2’ EP and PopWrapped caught up together with her to seek out out all about it.
What does Teddi Gold sound like for first-time listeners?
Colourful, vibrant, interstellar, heartfelt, uplifting, candy and spicy.
What main themes can listeners count on to listen to on Vol.2? What was your aim with this venture?
I discuss rather a lot about your relationship to your self, self-love, self-sabotage, the way you get in your individual approach, and self-reflection. I additionally discover myself eager to encourage and uplift others to reside the life they actually need. I do know what it’s prefer to wrestle with despair, however I additionally know what it’s prefer to be on the opposite aspect of it. I simply need my listeners to really feel they aren’t alone, and so they don’t need to be caught in a scenario or way of thinking that they don’t wish to be in. There’s hope.
The video for “Pineapple Piñata” is fairly epic. On the tune, there are sounds of pineapples being smashed within the bridge so we’re questioning, are there every other distinctive ‘easter egg’ sound bites on Vol.2 you could elaborate on?
Thanks! I cherished filming that video. One in every of my favourite issues is creating the visible components for every tune. I was an actress so I’ve a deep appreciation for movie. I additionally used to check promoting and love how visible components can talk or deepen a message. I’d say that considered one of my “signatures” is that I create my very own sounds, whether or not I’m utilizing my very own voice or utilizing issues within the studio and even in my own residence. On the tune “Wink Wink,” within the very finish the place the tune falls aside, I’m screaming the entire approach by way of it. I used my voice as a synth. Within the tune “Thought Bubbles,” the bubble sounds are literally my co-producer Teddy Roxpin beat boxing. In “Popcorn,” the opening is a recording of my microwave being slammed. Creating my very own sounds is much more enjoyable for me than digging round on Splice. Whereas I like doing that too, I like creating my very own little signature sonic moments. It’s an injection of extra of my character and I believe offers it a extra genuine feeling.
“Popcorn” appears like an insane interstellar ballad; stuffed with eclectic sonics and sound bites like a lot of the EP. What was your method to crafting the sound of this monitor? How do you utilize sounds to channel power?
I like that you just used the phrase interstellar. I went again and added that phrase to query 1. I’m obsessive about area, the universe, and so forth. The truth that we’re all simply floating on an enormous rock blows my thoughts. The concept for the tune got here from a Brene Brown particular that I watched on Netflix. The concept was that you just shouldn’t hear or take note of critics who aren’t within the area with you, who aren’t doing the work, who aren’t being susceptible themselves. I believe that’s large for a artistic particular person to implement into their lives I imply large for anybody. If some random particular person thinks I suck or has imply issues to say, and that particular person isn’t in my area of labor, or has no musical data, or no understanding of themselves, then I’m not going to concentrate. Nonetheless, if considered one of my associates, my producer, my label has some ideas on a tune and so they come to me and say “Teddi, this may very well be higher.” as a result of I belief the particular person giving me the critique, I’ll soak up what they need to say since I belief and worth their opinion and since they’re within the area with me. They’re doing the work.
So, that’s the concept – don’t let the haters get you down. If they’re on the sidelines simply boo-ing you then pay no consideration. Allow them to sit on the bleachers and eat their popcorn when you are courageous and put your self on the market. It’s actually an anthem for individuals to go for their very own goals. Pay no consideration to the nay-sayers. If I’d have paid consideration, I wouldn’t be right here as we speak. I do know what it feels prefer to have individuals saying imply issues about you, it doesn’t really feel good. It’s a tune so others don’t really feel alone in their very own private journeys.
Why do you suppose it’s essential now greater than ever to have messages of self-love and kindness in your music?
As a result of the world is so divided. There’s a lot anger, a lot rage. We live in an outrage tradition. No room for errors. No room for conversations, forgiveness, compassion. It’s palpable. I actually do imagine we’re way more united than we expect we’re. It’s arduous to see as a result of all of us reside in our little echo chambers, however after we begin creating room to speak to and perceive individuals, even when we could not agree with them, to open our hearts, to seek out compassion, I believe we’ll see that we’re extra related than we expect we’re. We’re all human. We share frequent emotions and experiences. All of us love somebody. We’ve got all felt unhappy, completely satisfied, lonely. After we can empathize with one another extra, we are able to diffuse the hate. It’s my deepest want that we are able to collectively thrive.
Throughout your work, you sing of a want for actual connection – how do you join together with your listeners and followers?
Properly I hope to play reside reveals quickly. I like connecting with individuals in particular person. I like speaking to individuals after the present and studying extra about them. I additionally am pretty energetic on social media so I attempt to join with individuals there. I reply to a number of my DMs and feedback.
Does your lengthy lineage of performers and artists create expectations for your self and your artwork?
I do come from an extended line of performers! My great-grandma, Betty Burgess, was a Paramount actress within the ‘30s and my great-grandpa, Sonny LaMont, was a faucet dancer who danced with Fred Astaire and Betty Grable. His household have been touring circus performers. I imagine it was my great-great grandpa who was the primary to do a trapeze in Madison Sq. Backyard with no web. It’s wild to consider. I used to be very near my great-grandma. She handed away once I was in highschool and he or she left me a number of her Hollywood memorabilia which I cherish. To reply your query, no, I don’t suppose it creates expectations, I’m simply impressed by them. My great-grandma evokes me. She lived a daring life. She lived outdoors the field and didn’t let the surface world outline her. I simply wish to do the identical.
Who’s your greatest fan or supporter?
My dad. He’s very pleased with me.
What’s your key takeaway from Vol.2 because you wrote and recorded it, and listening to it now upon launch? How have you ever grown?
I’ve grown a lot and in so some ways since ending this EP. Once I take heed to it I simply get excited as a result of I understand how a lot I’ve grown since recording all these songs. It appears like a youthful model of myself. With every venture, I’ve a clearer understanding of who I’m and what I wish to say.
Lastly then, what’s subsequent for Teddi Gold? Is there a Vol. 3 within the works already?
OHHHH HELL YEAH!