Emily Osment is going global.
The 19-year-old musician is taking her hit single “Lovesick” across the pond and dished to iLikeMusic about the making of the video, transitioning from film to music and the music she’s into right now. Check it:
On the making of the “Lovesick” music video: “When I was writing the song I had an idea for a video in my head, then we got sent lots of treatments and there was one guy I really loved. I was a big fan of the stuff he’d just done at home and I liked his style so we brought him in. Then he put me in this weird robot costume, with one earring and giant heels and sparkly tights and a robot corset! Plus my whole band were in black leather – it was so fun! Haha!”
On making the transition from screen to studio: “It’s a whole different world, that’s for sure. I’ve loved music my whole life; my mom and my brother are musicians, everyone sings or plays some sort of instrument in my family, so I grew up with that being supported. There were always musical instruments lying around; It was a very musical upbringing, so I took it from just listening to music, to truly sitting down and writing my own. I started doing that, sort of more professionally when I was 14 or 15. I worked with some writers, I didn’t really know what I was doing, I was learning, but I knew that I wanted to be involved with music and somehow it turned into what it is today.”
Her advice to budding musicians: “I think it’s pretty simple – you have to get into it for all the right reasons. You can’t get into it because you think you want to be Justin Bieber one day and have that sort of fame and that huge musical lifestyle. You can’t get into it for the fame, you can’t get into it for that, it’s the absolute wrong reason. You have to get into it because you love music. You have to get into it because that’s the only thing that you know how to do, it’s the only thing that you love; it’s the only thing that you can do for the rest of your life, for 100 hours a day and just enjoy it so much.”
On what’s on her radio right now: “I’m very into that sort of new wave Modest Mouse thing. There’s this band out of Toronto, they’re unsigned, but they’re brilliant, they’re called Wildlife and they just have the greatest record…I’m listening to the new Peter, Bjorn and John record. I’m listening to a band called Scattered Trees and there’s this great girl called Dana Alexandra – I don’t listen to a lot of girl pop, but she’s amazing. Her voice is incredible and she’s so cool.”
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