- Sarah Curry
Interview: "Ryan" - Eden Cardall
You weren’t kidding when you said your debut single “Ryan” would have people dancing in no time, I love it!!! Can you share with us the story behind “Ryan” and the message you hope your listeners will take away from giving it a listen?
Eden: thank you so much! the story behind my song “Ryan” is about teenage romance and falling to head over heels for someone that doesn’t care to even notice. This song expresses that crushing on someone this hard can leave to sadness, self-destruction, and 'sleepless nights’. It’s about seeing the one you want in front of you look at another person the way you look at them. What I want my listeners to take away from this song is that if someone doesn’t give you what you give them and what you deserve then they are definitely not worth any of your time.
When did your love for music begin?
Eden: i’ve always loved music! as a kid i loved taylor swift, katy perry, and all those early 2000s pop artists. i loved making music with pots and pans pretending i was a drummer. my dad being a pianist definitely started that love for music as a child. and as i grew up it, music became something i don't go a day without.
You are such a talented songwriter, do you have any tips for anyone who wants to start writing their own music but doesn’t know where to start?
Eden: thank you so much. basically what i do whenever i have something i think would make a good song, i sit with those feelings and grab my guitar or piano and play chords to begin with and sing along to those then i transform it into something more. and for those who just want to write i pull out my notes app or journal and jot down even just words then turn it into a set of sentences that create a song.
If you could have dinner with any artist in the world, who would you pick and why? And what is the first thing you would ask them?
Eden: Dang there is so many artists that i would love to have dinner with but I think if i could choose anyone in the world i would choose freddie mercury. he is my inspiration for music and had such a cool persona. freddie had a fun and carefree personality and one thing i love about him is that he made every moment count meaning he acted if was his last day every day and he never made anything boring. the first thing i would ask him is how did he keep going and not care what people thought of him because this world is very harsh and he definitely went through a lot.
Besides music, is there any other creative field you hope to explore professionally one day?
Eden: I’ve always liked the idea of being an actress on film or broadway. if i choose to go into that i feel like it would be really fun.
Congratulations on this incredible new release, it’s no secret you have a bright future ahead of you! So, what can we expect next?
Eden: thank you! I'm planning on hopefully releasing an album soon. i am really excited for everyone to hear it!
Interviewed By Sarah Curry