Interview: "Like It's The Last Time" - Andriana Chobot
Q: ‘Like It’s The Last Time’ has such an amazing vibe to it! What inspired you to write it?
Andriana: During the last couple years of quarantine, I started to really sense moments differently. Especially whenever I got the chance to do anything that was outside my living space. It immediately became surreal, to go outside, to walk down the street, to pass a person on the sidewalk, to even go inside another building. My anxiety was pulsing, and my reality was warped and a bit dizzying. This song is about trying to come back to "reality" and feel as you once were, reaching normalcy, appreciating the present and the people around you. It's also about a few personal relationships that ended in the
Q: What made you want to pursue making your own music?
Andriana: I started playing classical piano at a young age, then it morphed into my own compositions. Finally in high school I started my teenage rebellion fresh, by writing my own songs and playing with other musicians. Then I decided to go into the arts in college, and it continued since then.
Q: You have such a unique sound! Who are your biggest music influences?
Andriana: Oh! Well, thanks! I've been told that, but I that uniqueness also brings its' own set of challenges. My influences range on Chopin, to Bill Evans, to Amanda Palmer to Lorde...Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Bat for Lashes, Fiona Apple, Arcade Fire, Rufus Wainwright, and Kate Bush.
Q: What was your favorite part about filming the music video for ‘Like It’s The Last Time’?
Andriana: Well, other than the food I was "required" to eat...(I had never had fried dough until then!)... I had this vision of my laying on the floor of a merry-go-round, while the grass spun around, over and over. I wanted to illustrate that dizzying ride of life that we all take, how our own selves are constant, as life's peripherals may spin around on their own. It was such a great effect on film! Let me tell you that I certainly had a few people staring and got some baffled looks. I'm just glad the guy in charge of the ride let me almost have free reign! I met a bunch of people who were so curious about what I was
doing...such a different way to start a conversation.
Q: If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would you pick and why?
Andriana: Well, other than perhaps, the dream of Carnegie Hall in New York City.... perhaps on a ride of the London Eye, in the UK! Or either at the Lviv Theatre or Sydney Opera House. Some kind of historical monument. These places are just seeping with old culture. If I got an opportunity like that I'd just be so struck to the core that I'd perform on a completely other plane of existence. But I mean, ha, Lollapalooza and SXSW's energy would be lit too.
Q: What’s coming next for you? We can’t wait to hear more!
Andriana: My first, full length album! This coming year, an eclectic list of songs will be on physical mediums: CD & Vinyl. And most of them will be up on streaming sites too. Follow me on social media to see/hear more!
Written By Sarah Curry