Q: ‘Catch My Breath’ is so catchy! What is the meaning behind the song?
LIYAH: Catch My Breath represents that feeling you get when you fall for someone hard. When you can't stop thinking about them and you can hardly imagine life without them. The love you have for them is so intense, and when you're with them your heart is beating so fast, that you can't catch your breath.
Q: What does your songwriting process typically look like?
LIYAH: All of my songs are written with my producer Jason Afable (@jasonafablemusic). When we're writing a song, we usually start with basic chords over a beat and decide what kind of story the song sounds like it would tell. From there it's just a lot of mumbling until sounds turn in words which turn into sentences which turn into a story.
Q: If you could collaborate with one artist, who would it be?
LIYAH: Recently I've been super obsessed with Jenevieve! I love that she's bringing back that old R&B sound and I think our musical styles would come together really nicely!
Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of music?
LIYAH: I love playing video games (Animal Crossing is my favorite) and I love to read (currently reading IT)! I'm also a huge foodie and love going out and trying different restaurants in the DMV.
Q: How does music make you feel?
LIYAH: Music feels like a warm hug from your favorite person. Even if the song is angry or sad, it feels like there's someone else who understands you and feels the same way. It's an untouchable feeling!
Q: What are you most looking forward to in terms of your music career?
LIYAH: The thing I look forward to the most is the growth. I can't wait to look back on myself years from now and see how my vocal skills have progressed, how far across the world my music has traveled, and simply admiring all of the projects I've put out there.
Interviewed By Kendall Koval