Interview: "Funeral" - Stef
Q: ‘Funeral’ is such a moving song. What inspired you to write it?
Stef: Funeral was written after what I would say was my first adult heart break. It came from a very genuine and raw place because it was a genuine question I was wondering - “would he come to my funeral?” I wrote it standing in the kitchen with one of my best friends Rikki Randall, an incredible songwriter. Just a story I had to tell that I’ve found a lot of people resonate with.
Q: Did music play an important role in your life growing up?
Stef: In a non conventional way yes. I grew up leading worship in the church and very involved in theatre! I started writing my own songs in high school. My dad is a talented guitarist and my moms a really good painter so I always was allowed to express myself creatively.
Q: Who would you say are your biggest music influences?
Stef: it changes every day. I find myself liking smaller people that haven’t popped off yet! I really like dua lipa, maybe not necessarily drawing inspo for the music itself I just think she’s such a good performer and I look up to her a lot. Of course the classics like Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Kacey Musgraves, and Frank Ocean. Smaller artists like Caroline Polacheck, spill tab, wet, Dijon it’s always changing.
Q: If you could have dinner with any artist in the world, dead or alive, who would you pick and why?
Stef: I feel like I don’t have a great answer for this! Alive Dua Lipa, Drake, Frank Ocean, Cher, but like 70s Cher. Actually I would transport all of us back to the 70s.
Q: You have such great fashion sense! What do you think has been the best decade so far fashion-wise?
Stef: I have been obsessed with 90s archive fashion since 2017-2018 when Bella hadid started to wear 90s Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Robert Cavalli, etc. I am excited for the brand Diesel right now its having a come back and everything is so cool.
Q: Do you have advice for anyone out there who wants to start making their own music?
Stef: Write as much as possible and really try to find what you like and what you want to say. Be with yourself you will figure it out.
Written By Sarah Curry