How were things for you during the pandemic? Were you making music?
I went through some personal stuff actually. I was home in Boston, and right around the time the pandemic hit, my father passed, so it was a very emotional time for me. And at the same time, in sort of this flourishing moment, I got the opportunity to do a lot of work with Fox Network; we did a songwriting camp in the April which was really, really awesome. And then I started working with a company called Audio Network, and we did a record for them. At the same time, we were writing all these tunes and recording tonnes and tonnes of music. It was a very interesting time, because there was this personal strategy, but then professionally it gave birth to a lot of things that I'm doing now.
What kind of musical influence was your father?
My dad would give me a lot of shit. He was an Irish Boston guy, a plumber. And one thing that he said that was very true was, ‘You got your voice from me.’ He wasn’t a singer, but he used to walk around the house crooning all the time, making up lyrics and singing with this deep voice. So I really attest a lot of that. When I was growing up, my father was sick at a very young age, so one of the first songs I ever wrote was about that. He's been such an influence on the style and the way that I create music and where I create it from.