Interview: "Baby Disaster" - Rilëë
Q: This song is so fun and upbeat, I love it! Can you tell us what the meaning of the song is?
Rilëë: It's a meeting in the mirror for myself, it's about finding yourself through your mistakes and overcoming them. Being honest with myself has always kept me grounded and focused. Being a "Baby Disaster" was doing substances, getting myself into situations, and hating myself for it. You know that voice in your head telling you that you are living wrong, well that was me every day. I decided that I would own up to my mistakes and work through them.
Q: The video for this song is amazing! What was it like to film the music video for ‘Baby Disaster’?
Rilëë: Thank you! The director Dmitry was soooo fun. He's this rockstar Russian who definitely loves making the most out of any situation. We shot the video during covid quarantine and only were able to have a very small team. Everyone came and did the most and I appreciate all of them for it. We were able to use really cool prisms and jewels to manipulate the shots you see. We had so many problems with the fog to make the "disaster" storm and seeing it on screen makes me so happy because it doesn't reflect. Even the flower dress that Rio (my stylist) pulled for me broke a little at the top revealing my womanhood, and when I tell you she used complete wizard work to bring it back for the shots you see now. Everything about the video shoot was fun and we made it work!
Q: What first got you into music?
Rilëë: I think I have always loved music ever since I was born to be honest. I was always the really strange over the top kid ya know. The one people liked from a distance, but couldn't fully understand. I wore my eccentric qualities with pride and didn't really care about building friendships because I always wanted to be this GRAND SUPERSTAR. I learned I loved music the most when I realized how living without it broke my heart. It would always just be me and the music, when I felt down, alone, scared, in my darkest hours all I had was Paramore, Britney, and my computer...lol Most of the time singing was the only thing that allowed me to be who I really was and not feel alone. Music is me and I am music.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
Rilëë: Everything, I mean who doesn't love a good concert, a great concept, ART. I love being an artist because I get to express myself the way I really feel inside and no matter how ugly it may feel, I can make it beautiful with my voice, my words, my videos, I mean just everything.
Q: Who is your biggest music inspiration?
Rilëë: I can't say one, but my biggest inspirations growing up were Hayley Williams and Britney Spears. I mean do I need to explain......From Hayley having one of the best grudge, gritty, and powerful vocals of my generation to Britney Spears an Iconic legend who just hasn't gotten enough flowers to this day for her contribution to pop.
Q: What are your future plans for your musical journey?
Rilëë: I don't like to all the way plan things out, but I will say I want to create music that resonates well with people that may not be like me. I don't want to drop music for a specific group of people. I am now creating music that I feel is true to me and can help everyone in some kind of way. I want to create fun and unapologetic records that demand dominance. I want to perform for the Vmas and I know that's cliche, but when I get the call....you guys will not be sorry. I am also working on performing at festivals as well, so maybe I'll be at a stage near you soon
Interviewed By Kendall Koval