Interview: "The Avenue" - Zane Penny
I'm in love with your song 'The Avenue'. Can you tell us what this song means to you?
Zane: Thank you! It can mean a lot of things which is why I think a lot of people are resonating with it. To me, it's about trying to talk through problems with the person who is the problem, usually, they're not receptive and you're left wishing you never had the conversation at all.
What is the music scene like in Alaska?
Zane: Incredible, there are so many talented artists in Alaska. I truly believe Alaska could explode like how Seattle did in the 90s, people just need to catch on.
What made you decide to become a musician?
Zane: I started shooting music videos and concert recap content for local artists I'm in a collective with. Music has always been a big part of my life and I've always wanted to pursue it but never had the courage, but seeing my friends up there on stage really motivated me to give it a shot. I think if I can inspire people like how I was inspired by my friends, it would be a good life lived.
Who are some of your biggest influences and why?
Zane: Oh man I'm just gonna name like a list haha, I'm inspired by so many people, I find a new person or thing to be inspired by daily. Right now it's Toro y Moi, Alex G, 070 Shake, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Faye webster, Lomelda, Medium Build, Paramore - just to name a few lol I absolutely love them all.
If you could perform at any venue anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
Zane: It's a big dream of mine to have a big ole show at the Performing arts center in Anchorage because I've been going to shows there since I was tiny. But besides that probably Red Rocks for obvious reasons haha.
What's coming next for you in your music career?
Zane: More music soon! Hopefully, I'll just magically explode in popularity overnight but until then I'll be at home making beats.
Interviewed By Kaitlyn Nicole