Meet Lindsey Lomis, a breakout artist ready to change the music scene as we know it. Singer & songwriter Lindsey has established a cool image and has built a strong, supportive fan base. We caught up with Lindsey for a chat about her music career, biggest influences, and upcoming projects.
Iuliana: Hey Lindsey! How are you? Can you introduce yourself briefly? How would you describe your personality in three words?
Lindsey: Hi! Thank you so much for reaching out! I’m doing well. I’m a singer/songwriter and I’ve been playing music since I could speak. I began writing and performing at around 11 years old and haven’t stopped since. Music is my biggest passion. Three words I’d use to describe my personality are carefree, honest, and funny.
Iuliana: Tell our readers how you got into making music in the first place.
Lindsey: Growing up in Nashville, I’ve constantly been surrounded by the music scene. I fell in love with singing and early on had many opportunities to play shows, meet mentors, and join camps! I’ve been lucky to have many female role models that encourage me and cheer me on. I immersed myself in the music community and have known from the start this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Iuliana: Who has had the biggest influence on your career? Do you think your hometown has influenced the kind of music that you make?
Lindsey: Aside from my supportive parents, someone who’s had the biggest influence on my career is the incredible Busbee. Busbee was an iconic songwriter who unfortunately passed away in 2019. He believed in me from the start and introduced me to the team I work with today. I have him to thank for a lot of the industry relationships I’ve made. While I don’t play country music, (which Nashville is mostly known for) my hometown has definitely influenced me in the sense that I take pride in musicianship and using real instruments.
Iuliana: Of all the songs you’ve released, if you had to pick solely one that best represents you as an artist, what would it be? Why?
Lindsey: Of all the songs I’ve released, the one I’d pick that best represents me as an artist would be one of my older songs, Simple Love. I wrote this song in my bedroom all by myself and was the first song I really got any sort of attention for. It’s my baby and I’m still not sick of playing it to this day.
Iuliana: How do you think you and your music has grown over the years and since you first started writing music? What has remained the same?
Lindsey: I’ve grown immensely over the years since I first started writing music. I think one of the main differences is my lyricism. I am much more comfortable with opening up in my lyrics now. I also have started to co-write over the past couple of years. I’ve fallen in love with the collaborative process and connecting with other writers through music. Something that will always remain the same in my songwriting is that every song can be played on my acoustic guitar and have the same impact it would in the recording. It’s really important to me to be able to accompany myself; I express my art best when it’s just me and my guitar.
Iuliana: Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
Lindsey: Some of my favorite artists that have endlessly inspired me are Adele, Amy Winehouse, Tori Kelly, Allen Stone, and some recent favorites are H.E.R., Mac Ayres, SZA, Anderson Paak., Sabrina Claudio, and Daniel Caesar. I could go on forever… Some artists I’d love to work with in the future are Jacob Collier, John Mayer, and Cautious Clay.
Iuliana: What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
Lindsey: My relationship with social media definitely has its ups and downs. Sometimes I love it and enjoy being able to connect with my fans. Other days it makes me insecure and I find myself comparing my career to other people’s. I think that’s something everyone deals with nowadays. For the most part, I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am if it weren’t for social media. I got started by posting covers of songs I loved and that’s what brought some attention my way. Now one of the most incredible things is seeing people covering my songs from all around the world. It still shocks me.
Iuliana: At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
Lindsey: At the end of the day, I hope my music brings some sort of comfort to people. Whether it makes you feel less alone, takes the stress off of your shoulders after a long day, or just puts you in your feels. I hope it means something to you.
Iuliana: What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Lindsey: The advice I would have for someone wanting to follow in my footsteps is to focus on the music. Don’t let opinions and attention cloud your vision. Do it because you love it and because it could possibly help someone, including yourself. That’s something I’ve come to realize is all that matters.
Iuliana: What’s the future look like for you? In what ways are you moving forward? Any gripping new projects?
Lindsey: The future is exciting! I’ve been writing a ton and am hoping to release more music soon. I love collaborating and plan on doing a lot more of it. I also graduate high school in May, so that’s something I am very much looking forward to :)
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