Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.
Next in the hot seat is New York-based indie electro-alt-pop-rock singer TRISTN. We’ve had the pleasure of covering TRISTN in the past, so we are not new to her music! If you’re not familiar with TRISTN, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
I honestly can’t remember the exact moment I started, haha. I guess it was 3 years ago when I started writing and playing full-time. I’ve been writing songs since I was a kid but this time I started producing, too. My music falls into the Alt/Pop, Rock sound.
As an artist, how do you define success?
A big part of success is when I get to fulfill my purpose, when I finally know how I matter.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
Greatest struggle? It would be that I can’t be in two places at once. I’d be able to play music for everyone, everywhere, and still get 7 hours of sleep.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
“Anywhere But Here.”
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
Yellowcard, Sigur Ro’s, and Coldplay.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
I read a lot. Even on busy days, I’d still pick up a book. Then I create conversations with myself and listen to what I’d say. It’s mostly weird and funny but it helps me find a story.