Interview: "Auburn Lane" - Pri Abrol
Q: This song has such a nostalgic feeling to it! What inspired the idea for this song?
Pri: I feel like all of my songs have a nostalgic feeling to it because I tend to write about things that happened in the past more than current moments. Songwriting is my favorite way to reflect on situations and I think it’s the best way that I process everything that I experience.
Q: What is your songwriting process like?
Pri: My songwriting process is actually different each time! My favorite songs usually come to me when I’m in the bathroom to be honest. I’ll have to run out and grab my guitar and then it’ll just pour out of me. When it’s like that, it feels like I’m not even the one writing the song - it really feels like it has a life of its own. But I’ve also turned poetry into songs, made up a melody that I add lyrics to later, and had my producers send me tracks that I write lyrics for too. I want to master all of the different songwriting processes!
Q: What would you say is your favorite song of your own? You can only pick one!
Pri: Picking a favorite song of mine is so hard because they’re all so special to me. But the song that I always show people if I only have the opportunity to choose one is usually Auburn Lane. That was the first time I wrote a song and then was shocked with myself. It will always be special to me because I’m so proud of it.
Q: Who has been your biggest musical inspiration?
Pri: My biggest musical inspiration is so easy to answer. Taylor Swift. I’ve loved her since I was 8 years old and I am so in awe of everything she does. She has definitely influenced my music so much.
Q: What is your current favorite song?
Pri: My current favorite song is Yours by Conan Gray! Such a sad song haha
Q: What drives you to continue making music?
Pri: It’s what I love to do. Even when it feels like there’s nothing going right in my life or I feel like everything is falling apart, I can start singing, writing, or playing guitar and everything else melts away. I feel like it’s what I was always meant to do.
Interviewed By Kendall Koval