New Zealand singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore chatted with Kiwibox Senior Editor Steven about why she calls herself the “female David Gray”, comparisons to other artists, how she ended up with a tattoo on the back of her upper left arm, choosing to record the disc in Los Angeles, what we can expect on her full-length debut and how it will differ from her EP.
On the attention her EP has been getting, Gin said, “It’s a scary thing when you make any kind of recording or any kind of music. You’ve just gotta see where it goes. You have to not put expectations on it at all. You head out there and hope for the best. The positive response to it has been fantastic. I’m really stoked. I don’t know, I’m lucky this year.”
On her musical influences, “I’m a bit of a rube actually. I listen to a lot of soundtracks, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Les Miserables’ and things like that. ESPF and David Gray were probably my two favorites growing up. It was always not that cool bringing my tapes of ‘Les Miserables’ and ESPF to school at 13 years old. I love any kind of music with some real powerful lyrics and good passion.”
Asked what fans can expect on the full-length, she said, “More songs for a start. I don’t know. I kind of have a vision for my first album to have a real urgency for its songs. You get the best out of the whole album. Eleven songs and each song there’s no kind of filler hopefully, which is what I’m trying to do. Just a bunch of very good songs, really across the board, having a bit of an experiment with all kinds of genres and musicians and musical instruments and all kinds of stuff. It’s gonna be a mix.”
Listen to the interview below.