ARTIST ON THE WATCH: EVA CONSTANCE
Eva, tell us a little more about how you got into music!
I started in the church choir at about six/seven years old.
Honestly, I did not really enjoy it as a child for a while.
I dreaded going to choir practice.
By age twelve though, I grew into it and wrote my very first song, which I think I still have.
Ever since that moment, I’ve been musically driven.
You truly are a jack of all trades! What does your creative process look like when it comes to writing music?
When it comes to writing music, it is very complex.
You need a key for the song.
Once you recognize the key, you have notes within that key you can use to arrange and find the melody to the song the way you want it to sound like.
This also works when figuring out harmonies and adding ad libs to a song.
There is also the lyrics themselves.
For me, my lyrics are written 100% by me, and I take pride in my work.
I take my lyrics from things I’ve been through and/or things I may have seen.
I love this process because there are so many kinds of combinations you can make with your song.
What would you say to aspiring artists who look up to your work?
I would tell them to work hard in your craft and learn everything you can about it before you completely get into it on a professional level.
You should learn the beginning steps and use it to build your image and empire.
No one can just make it anywhere without any sort of knowledge in music in general.
You want to be an artist that knows their craft and can explain it well.
Learn scales, keys, chords, music theory, lyric writing, etc.
It will help you a lot in the future in your music career.
Also learn about the business side of the music industry.
It's not all about the glam and music.
There are money moves, business deals, distributions, collaborations, public relations, etc you will need to respectively know about and do.
It's all a part of it, so learn fast.