Interview – Twinnie

Musician and actress Twinnie has recently announced a new tour for September, so I decided it would be a chance to get in touch and find out a little bit more about how life has been going for her over the past year or so. It looks as though she may also have some new music coming out soon, so check out the interview below to find out more!

Interview by Jane Howkins

Photo by Fraser Taylor.

You released your debut album Hollywood Gypsy last year, which received great critical acclaim. How did that feel? How was the writing and recording process?

It meant so much, you know I worked so hard for so long to be in a position as a signed artist and unfortunately when it came to release it, the pandemic had other plans for all musicians. It was a rough time – you put out music and literally just hope for the best so having the album be so well received meant even more to me.

The writing and recording process was so fun. I was able to take my time with it – after all it was my debut album and you only get one! I grew so much over the making of it, I think one of the songs on the album was 7 years old and the newest I had just written so it really captured different moments in my life and versions of myself which makes it even more special as I’m able to look back and see how far I have come. I really appreciate the journey!

Have you started writing any new music for a new full length release yet?

I have. I have been in Nashville for the last six months working on new music and have had an amazing time. In lockdown I wrote so much for my own project, for others and wrote a soundtrack for a film which I’m very excited to come out. 

Do you have any more singles planned for release anytime soon?

I do! I’m very excited about this particular song, it’s so special to me and is a great way to end the Hollywood Gypsy chapter before my new EP comes out next year!

You’ve announced a tour for September, with a date in York (14th Sept @ The Crescent). Are you excited to be going on tour again? 

I’M BEYOND EXCITED!! It will be 18 months since my album came out and I just can’t wait to reconnect with my fans. 

Would you ever consider socially distanced gigs? Is there anywhere you are particularly looking forward to playing?

I did do socially distanced gigs last year when the government guidelines were in place but I’m so excited to have gigs back to full capacity. I’m very much looking forward to playing my home town of York!

What can people expect from a Twinnie gig, and why do you think people should come and see you perform live?

People can expect to be entertained I guess, listen to some bangers and watch me crying probably because I will be so overjoyed to see my fans. My band are awesome and honestly if you come to my gig, I have some of the best fans so you’ll probably go home having made some new friends!

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

Yes, I haven’t been able to play live which is a massive part of promoting your album and not being able to travel for the first part of 2020 delayed my new music coming out as I wasn’t able to get to Nashville. 

What have you been listening to recently and what/who has influenced your music the most over the past couple of years?

I draw inspiration from all types of music but I listen to a lot of old music to be honest, such as the likes of Billy Joel, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton etc. But as far as new music is concerned I love HAIM, Taylor Swift, Clean Cut Kid, Holly Humberstone, James Smyth, Griff, Dua Lipa – I mean they are all amazing and all so different. 

Any last words for the fans?

Thank you for your support, patience and all the love you have shown me this past 18 months, I cant wait to see you all again!