Interview: Saturn Lane

Published on 30 April 2021 at 15:36

1: How did you decide on the name, “Saturn Lane"?

I picked the name Saturn Lane for my artistry because it is the name of the very first street I lived on. So, to me, Saturn Lane represents the start of my journey in life and also the end destination, to fully embody being Saturn Lane- my best self. I also think it's artsy and easy to write, read, remember, etc.

2: What inspires you to create?

What inspires me to create- well, there are so many things. I think a lot of it is emotions and thoughts. I started songwriting as a little girl to vent about boy drama and to write about my biggest dreams. It was a way to express myself. Nowadays, I think a lot of my inspiration comes from the pain I've experienced and the lessons I've learned. Though sometimes I draw inspiration from other people's stories, TV/movies, and empowerment.

3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?

The advice I'd give to an aspiring creative is this- In order to get better at your craft, you have to let the perfectionist in you go. It's so hard, because when you care about what you're doing, you're always going to want it to be perfect. However, if you're like me and the need for perfection is so paralyzing that you actually end up making no moves at all, it gets to the point where the best way to win the battle is to drop it. Just create whatever comes to you, and edit it later. You never know how an idea can start one way that maybe you're not loving, but by the time it's revised it becomes something you never thought it would be. Also, going into a creative field you should know that it's a long, long road and it's going to be hard in some ways than a more traditional path. If you truly love it though, you'll be able to work through those challenges.
4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?

I would say as I'm getting older I am starting to branch out more with what I listen to. When I was younger I was very rigid in what I liked and didn't like. The more I grow as a person and an artist, the more I realize how important and insightful it is to explore other worlds and different genres, styles, etc. I don't always love going out of my comfort zone because of fear of uncertainty, but I love what it teaches me and how it makes me grow. 

5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)

I find out a lot about new music either from an artist's announcement directly, or from other social media. People sharing songs, TikTok, trends on Twitter, etc.
6: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)

My favorite format to listen to music on- well, that is tricky. I'd say I love listening to it on my phone or computer connected to loud speakers, or in the car! For nostalgia purposes, I love to listen to music in a CD player, but I don't own one anymore, sadly. 
7: What band/artist do you think everyone should listen to?

I think everyone should listen to Bebe Rexha. She absolutely crushes it all the time. I've been such a big fan since 2012, so to watch her go from not even verified on Twitter or having a Wikipedia page to this really big artist is so awesome. Even still though, she has so much more room to blow up!
8: What motivates you to check out a new artist?

I'm always motivated to check out new music because I'm always curious to see what people are bringing to the table. What their voice is like, what they're singing about, what they're style and choices are. I don't know if that's the singer in me or songwriter in me that gets super into it. I even say if I wasn't on the creative side of music, I'd become a talent agent.
9: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?

First artist to become my favorite- well, I grew up as a little girl listening to Kelly Clarkson, The Little Mermaid, and JoJo. The first artist I truly ever was crazy over was Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana. To this day I still listen to that music, I don't care how old I am. Miley was the reason I realized I wanted to do this. To this day, I adore her so much.
10: What was the inspiration for your song “Messed Up”?

The inspiration for my song "Messed Up" was going through a very ugly, challenging fall out with someone I had been very close to. I had so much overwhelming guilt, anxiety, and depression regarding everything that took place. I wrote this song alone, to try and process my thoughts and feelings, and also to allow myself to realize that although I blamed myself for it, the truth is that it was a two way street that lead to this. 

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