- Tessa Brainard
Interview: "Wasted On You" - Erin Bloomer
"Wasted It On You" sounds like the song of the summer! How does it feel to have it out into the world for people to listen and relate to?
Erin: It feels great to have it out in the world, it’s definitely got an upbeat vibe for summer and I just dropped the music video today so that’s been a lot of fun. I’m playing it live as part of my set for a big show in the summer, more details on that to follow, I can’t wait to share the info very soon. Also, one of my best friends is the telephone voice on the track and she is also in the video, we shot it in London so it made it a really enjoyable shared experience.
What advice would you give listeners who feel like they've wasted their time on someone who didn't deserve it?
Erin: I would say that it’s part of being human to make mistakes, so don’t beat yourself up about it and it’s important to remember it takes two people to form a relationship so sometimes things just don’t work out. Surround yourself with positivity, family and friends who support you, pick yourself up and listen to ‘Wasted It On You!
Do you have any funny or interesting stories from filming the music video for this song?
Erin: Well, the telephones at the start of the video belong to a friend of a friend, we needed 80s style phones so we put out a request on socials and ended up with 7, but the 2 in the video are my faves, I kinda wanted to keep the pink fluffy one!
You grew up in the country side of East Sussex. How do you feel that growing up there influenced your sound or your musical goals?
Erin: Living in a rural setting does provide peace and tranquillity so my early music feels quite acoustic and calm and there’s also a connection to nature which is comforting. I’ve now moved to London and the pace is definitely more upbeat but I dip in and out of both worlds, especially because we have 3 cats at our family home and I miss them a lot! My goals remain the same though, I want to connect with people through music, enjoy time with close supportive friends and making my living from music is my dream come true.
If you could collaborate with any musician, dead or alive, who would you choose and what would you like to create?
Erin: Ah, that would be working and performing with Freddie Mercury, my dad loves Queen so I’ve grown up hearing most of their albums on car journeys since I was six. I think Freddie Mercury was such a great performer and musician, so to have been able to write an album with him would have been out of this world, in fact just to have met him would have been bloody awesome!
You write straight from the heart. How do you feel that song writing is empowering or therapeutic for you?
Erin: I’ve always written about real things or experiences that have happened, based on my own or my friend’s experiences. My first EP was written when I was at school studying A-levels and each song represents a drama or situation that one of my friends was going through at the time. I like to write songs that make my friends feel better and because they are real situations I think that resonates with lots of other people too. F U & F Her Too is a case in point, I had sooooooo many messages from people who had been through something similar and the song ended up going viral on TikTok because of that!
Interviewed By Tessa Brainard
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