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[Applause] [Music] I can tell if my mind is clear or just empty stage 4 by and all that’s done is gone nice whoo bye oh my dreams is over and I start watching I saw [Music] just [Music] I’m God [Music] voices side ie through the world I become just another home the nice can to love up [Music] I’m left [Music] do I just my still here [Music] my [Music] everything can be summed up bad for starter things donkey was I I turned my head away from the screen as I start crying I’m so untrue do I wake up – fine [Music] [Music] and like rudimental’s amigas and but I never did like traditional grip or marching band like very formally yeah when is my next release you mean like recorded music release what instrument do I have a verb um drums let’s find my favorite singing is is really fun too I don’t know if your if you have those instrument but where am I now I’m at my house on the porch with my mom eating candy mmm what am i eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup I did know Troy I mean Tomi’s loyal and that actually went to my cousin’s wedding until I forgot em the whole sermon part I was I was called sermon like the yeah about the vows or like the part where they taught her Terry yeah the whole day was in Afrikaans and so they kept saying the word TRO because it means like marriage and faithful and like so I was all I understood from that but how’s it going it’s going it’s going well I don’t have my drums here my drums are my studio and I know they’re terrible mini Reese’s but like those don’t even bother like I would I would rather just not eat them I use seven days Reagle tip I use like their jaws series a lot it’s kind of like seven days but a little bit longer I know I’ve been a little bit I tend to far behind it’s always seems that I don’t care I don’t try buy but you I’m right if we don’t fix this now I won’t fall asleep if you will love I can recreate [Music] take a breath and turn your head and take a step but this one’s for the door it’s nothing new but we both know that it’s just not lying [Music] don’t know [Music] [Music] neither all the fighters you’ve never heard I can feel them [Music] [Music] don’t fix it no I won’t bother [Music] if you will create an aside we don’t fix it so I will file a – if you will love it is connection between what I said what is right [Music] [Music] and I’ve never been there and it’d be very fun to visit I love each other maybe I’m not sure I’m not yet Thank You Chili’s mom I’m from Mexico and I love you thank you mom first symptom you listen to letter to lease pedicure and I heard this long while at least I remember this until entire my while ago yeah my mom likes the curia that’s her Jim what do you before playing drums are playing guitar definitely drums in general I’ve been playing guitar a lot lately and kind of upping my might our game since it’s kind of my weakest instrument but drums are it’s kind of my go-to it’s my main thing how I see my flash yes good luck I love that movie and it inspired me to practice more remember I watched it when I was in jazz band on my high school and I was like wow this is intense I’m swept I don’t think I would say that that guy you know I would like runs run out crying like within five seconds I would not be able to handle someone like that yeah [Applause] [Music] there must be more than one way to sleep your lover there’s at least fifty ways I know but where do I post my shows my shows are posted on Facebook in the events section and I also have all my shows posted on my website which is Alicia calm the ticket links are on Facebook Anna my website basically all the information is on both of the sites but you can subscribe to my mailing list on my website and I’ll send updates I haven’t done that super recently but I should do that I just write for myself so I definitely tend to drag i I never rush and look like I kind of on drums it’s good to drag a little sometimes when you want to play in the pocket and then when I play guitar I always drag too much because I’m playing it like a drummer I’m like trying to play it in the pocket but I realize that like it’s hard [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Music] without you the closer through that open door I guess is you’re [Music] well shift always cold [Music] my face wash no regrets no [Music] now the best way without you the best way without you the bad silver [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] go through the day [Music] every day Oh [Music] Oh Oh [Music] the best Oh baby without you that’s the way without you [Music] why should I say [Music] I should [Music] that’s so big without you the bathtub without you the bad surface [Music] you do [Music] [Applause] [Music] come on and listen close I will tell you how this goes like imagine watch it blow when it hurts just let it go funny how we meet again talking small is just for sure so I will ask you where you’ve been I don’t really care [Music] I know [Music] listen close you up and let me go sorry but that’s just our apologies will not be say you wanna take me back but never thinking about the fact that I’m already moving on so now it’s my turn to be [Music] so I had bye jazzy kid my little Catalina that was my first kit and then my second kit was a pearl export from the pearl export I am NOT playing the reference this kit has the sizes of a rocket but I kind of do it in a jazz configuration I think the biggest difference I noticed which mean the kids was the tunings this kit I feel like the drum itself it’s so nicely made that I’ll tune it and I barely have to do anything I like to change my configuration up I started with that 3p so then when I add other Tom cymbals I like expand one by one just to see me focus on what that specific piece of the kit really does I think what cymbals I always prefer kind of a darker sound and so I’m always drawn to that it’s sort of a part of the jazz influence I think my drumming definitely influences my songwriting and learning guitar has influenced how I think about playing drums [Music] [Music] [Music] because you underwear love I came back to let you know got a thing for you again I go my friends want to what is wrong with me [Music] I came back to let you know good thing for you again I got some people go around the world love they may never find their dream are you wanted you have tried everything but you’re talking [Music] full of my friends wonder what is wrong with me I came back to that you know [Music] nothing for you and I can I go you know I only want the best sure I can’t believe the things I do for you what you want to do you have tried every but you don’t [Music] how you doing Elise I am doing really well stoked to have you in here today plan tonight at the belly up with moon child you ready or what yeah totally super excited you’ve I you’ve done a future shows with moon child so far what do you are what do you think of that moon child I’ve been a fan of them for over a year and I first saw them in LA and so I’m super excited to be on the tour with them we looked at the billing we saw them amazing band and then we saw you I actually saw your Jimmy Kimmel performance a little while back and we said we got to get this girl in somehow this girl is incredibly talented and here we are so we were stoked you stopped then thanks so much for having me the the looping thing we got to get into that obviously you do I you do a lot of your own stuff but you do some amazing covers over on YouTube everything from from Foo Fighters to Radiohead how do I how’d you get into the whole kind of looping concept I started looping last in November of 2017 so just a couple months ago and I guess I want to make a video that showcase myself playing different instruments without having to cut it up so to show that it is live recorded live so that’s kind of where the live looping came into play so just being a multi-instrumentalist and wanting to portray that through a video that’s why I got into the whole live looping and you just said some instruments like it’s no big deal but you play every single instrument on here it’s so impressive how what was the first one you started off learning I started off on piano when I was six and I took classical lessons and then I started playing drums when I was 10 and that sort of took over my whole life and piano kind of fell away for a bit and then I picked it back up and I started playing guitar and bass as well right on well I guess some of the some of the covers you’re doing 18 year olds are listening to top 40 radio usually and you’re going to Radiohead to the police you can do a Sinatra cover how do you get into these these kind of older more classic bands I guess a lot of the the music that I’m into my drum teachers introduced to me and a lot of the top 40s music doesn’t really have drumming like acoustic drumming on it so I’d listened to a lot of older stuff to get inspiration for beats and then that sort of became my music taste so a lot of the music that I listen to is based on the music that I like to drum let’s I it’s great stuff check out the YouTube videos for the looping but oh we got you on the keys today and we’re just going to do a super simple stripped-down performance today what are we doing I’m playing a song called catch my breath all right here’s the least row in the kitchen [Music] even say were to don’t [Music] seasons fairs for the spring finding I searched out open everything we J finish lights a find ourselves in last place never looking me into the turn we falter and stumble until we break into the letters in circles until there’s only one trying to gauge my ver [Music] so too day to day dreaming at times like I’ll just slip away [Music] every things okay and sadness is even less you the lighter what I’ve said so many time our to come to silence we falter and stumble until we break into the US in circles until there’s only one trying to catch [Music] by to me today I give nothing but all my honesty [Music] we’ve altered and some to break into [Music] circles until there’s only one trying to catch [Music] Alysse TRO in the KSP in kitchen that was beautiful nice work so good to have you in here and thank you for taking a gigantic step backwards you were just on Kimmel a couple months ago and now you’re in the kitchen so we’re here at the pearl mam 2018 and we’re standing behind in front of this rotating new kit so tell me why pearl so I’ve been using a pearl kiss since I was about 12 I got a pearl export from one of my friends who’s also the drummer and from there I I just kept using that girl’s head i loved it and pro reached out and offered me endorsement and now I’m working I’m laying on the Pearl reference and I just loved it ever since I started using [Music] I tend to go with the kick snare tom-toms like another Tom’s in there yeah I like to simplify my drum kit for those kinds of things except playing the bass guitar and keyboard also so just having less fear is normally normally invest but the the kick and the snare are really important because I like new with the drums so getting that solid sounding foundation for my songs is really important piano since I was six drums since I was ten and being a songwriter artists it’s only about two or three years ago you know what thank you so much oh my son unraveling I started recording it how I normally do I started with the drum track and then started building it with the guitar tracks and the bass track and the vocal track but then by the time I had all the tracks laid out I listened back and I decided to go and rerecord the drum part over the other instruments because I kind of wanted to build more intensity for the song I wanted the drums to sound just like nice and beefy and kind of fill out the song especially on the chorus part and during the solo during the verses I kind of kept it a little more sparse and just clean and tight so I decided to feature the bass a bit on this song and during the verse you can kind of hear the sting police sort of influence with like this syncopated type of bass line [Music] [Music] normally I start as long on piano but for this one I wrote it on guitar they kind of led to the whole the chord structure of the chorus section which is two major seventh chords one’s not in the key and so it kind of has this a pretty but dissonant sound and it kind of matches the tone of the lyrics of the song [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] I wrote the chorus of this song first and it’s about pretending that something is working even though you know it isn’t and that’s how the whole song came together lyrically and I recorded the song on this mic the anointment m 147 it’s my go-to mic it sounds great with my voice and kind of it picks up a lot of the high-end that some other mics don’t capture the seams we watch in revelry we both returned not to see it this seems to be unraveling but we both return not to see how the stitches come [Music] [Music] [Music] despite the fun I know to sacrifice my [Music] I do my life Sango is like dreams we just [Music] [Applause] [Music] sube [Applause] [Music] [Music] say wise [Music] [Music] the other side the world in California is a lovely lady by the name of valise trou have I got that right it’s a lease TRO TRO could have been trap could have been true but it is true at least how are you today I’m doing well how are you I’m very well thank you it’s about 10:00 a.m. in California is it a beautiful Californian sunrise I was assuming it was also a beautiful sunrise okay that’s cute now a lot of people know you from the stuff which we’ve we’ve been posting on YouTube you’re a multi-instrumentalist that was signed to a record label in 2015 is that right yeah yeah so I was signed to that record label and then I started recording my first album and like halfway through the recording process the label and I split and I ended up releasing the album just on my own independent label now I’m fascinated by your story you as a saying are a multi-instrumentalist but you started by playing piano at the age of six by learning to play my immortal by Evanescence that’s a helluva track to practice yeah yeah I actually never ended up learning that song because I I just heard that song and I was inspired to learn piano and then of course when I’m learning piano it’s like single notes and like mary had a little lamb or whatever so I never ended up reaching that level quickly enough to play my immortal because by the time I would have been able to play it I like wasn’t interested in that song anymore so it was just kind of the initial inspiration but I never actually learned that track oh what a shame now your vocals know your vocal style is unique as far as I’m concerned I haven’t heard anybody who sounds like you or you sound like anybody in particular is there anybody who’s sort of influenced you and your vocal style I don’t know I’ve only been singing for about two or three years now a couple in church or instructors I guess old like jazz recordings inspired me a lot because um I played in jazz bands in high school for a couple years and so I really grew to love the the jazz style and there are singers that would would sing with the jazz pan and that that style sort of influenced me as well and I guess I just kind of sing however is comfortable and just whatever I think sounds good with my voice I must admit anybody who can sort of sing bets too big without you by the police and going to go from Ipanema that is an incredible range of music I mean are these pieces of music or things which have have been play to you you know you picked up yourself or is this something you sort of maybe picked up from your parents my parents aren’t really musical in any way I just kind of started taking lessons on piano agree to love it and then started playing drums grew to love that also so I just kind of been a natural interest in music now you say drums you start playing drums when you were 10 is that right with Dave Blackburn yeah yeah when I was 10 I start taking lessons with Dave in fabric which is where I grew up and this was after playing fake drums on the video game yeah that was those sort of my inspiration for starting to play drums but then once I hopped on the real kit I didn’t really play the game anymore because I grew to love the real musicianship being able to like jam with other kids and stuff now it’s it’s gonna be your birthday soon I guess because I’ve worked this out because on 24th of February 2017 you release the album unraveling that we mentioned just a little bit earlier on on your own label Guba records what was that like I mean you did that at college or university should I say yeah I you mean those CD release party yes yeah so I like hosted an 18th birthday CD we show at a local college here I don’t go to the college but I have a nice venue there that I ended up using cuz I knew a couple people that that introduced me to the Booker’s and everything there and I have a couple of friends that go there as well so it just kind of worked out that way I mean that’s fantastic isn’t it 18th birthday and release of your first album that’s not bad yeah you know that’s a good way game getting everybody there and you know come have a party and listen to my album now when you see one on youtube you play and as far as I know this is true of the album as well you play bass guitar piano drums and of course you do all the vocals as well um which is your favorite instrument out of all of that lot I think drums are definitely my my favorite instrument just like that’s that’s the instrument that I’ve been drawn to it’s someone I’ve practiced the most and played with other musicians like whenever I think of jamming I’m like oh I’m gonna jam on drums you know it’s sort of my go-to but in the last couple years I’ve been focusing more on learning about the other instruments and about singing so um my I guess vocals have been a fun progression for me because the just like learning how to improve myself is always a fun fun adventure mm-hmm now in the end of last year beginning of this year you’ve done these two live looping mashup videos which are absolutely brilliant I mean I’ve shown them two guys who are professional musicians blokes who just like music and you know friends and other DJs and all that says exactly the same thing if that is live that is brilliant and it is of course isn’t it yeah yeah there’s there’s been some like fighting in the Facebook comments of course but I my sound guy and I always joke that it would be harder to pull it off if it wasn’t live you know something like that yeah it is so incredible I mean once again those pieces of music you know just go back the police Foo Fighters etc they are pieces of music which are classics I guess but what you do to them is completely change them around is that something what you wanted to do I guess the first mashup kind of came about naturally because those were those two songs are the weird fishes and the beds to be without you are too and my my favorite songs and I I was I knew the chord progression to the beds to be without you’re not singing all the time and then I was trying to learn the Radiohead progression but was having difficulty changing to the next chord so I’m like oh well if I just go here it’s easier oh and that’s also the chord progression to this song so I’m like I’ll just I like the feeling of the the chord shaped and weird fishes but I like how easy it is to play the best without you so that’s how that came about and of course um yeah I learned I had to learn the Radiohead chords as well obviously but um it just kind of happened that way yeah it’s brilliant it is absolutely brilliant but I can’t take it away from you you are also a very very good songwriter I mean most of stuff on the album in fact I think all this stuff on the album was written by you yeah I had a co-writer and a couple of songs and a couple of them I wrote for myself but it’s all stemming from from myself so the big question do you prefer doing originals or do you prefer doing covers I’m currently gonna be focusing more on my original music just so I can promote that more than doing covers I think covers are always fun just because I like being able to take the song and kind of twist it and make it my own but at the same time I don’t want to be labeled as a cover artist so um I guess yeah I mean they’re just very different mindsets to me when you sit down to write when you sit down to write a new piece of music what do you prefer using is it is it gets Oh keys or laptop or how do you write I like to completely change it up like for a long time I just wrote on keys and then brought it to like arranging and everything on like logic but after a while I kind of got you kind of got stale so I’m like oh I’ll try writing a song from guitar or I’ll start with the drum beat or I’ll make a track on able to in order and I’ll try to write something over that so I guess it was like I like to approach songwriting from as many angles as I can just to see you house like how it’s different and how that affects me affects the process creatively when you go into the studio because I’m done I assume you know when you’ve got your your track and you’ve written it and you’ve done all the things you want to do with it do you go in and work with a producer and and if so how do you feel about letting go of that song that you’ve created and giving it over to somebody else on me on the first album that I released there was no really official producer it was me co-writer and that’s the engineer we were working with kind of all collectively producing it in a way so it felt very natural in that sense and I’ve done other sessions with like songwriters and producers since then on my new stuff that I’m working on and it’s it’s kind of different for each session like there’s some producers that are kind of oh let’s go in this direction and other producers that will kind of just help bring the best out of you and so I think those sessions are the the most productive for me because it kind of allows me to maintain my my individuality but expand and and refine my sound do you enjoy performing live yeah live shows are always always fun yeah have you had the chance to do much in the way of live work at the moment yeah in the last couple months I was playing more frequently in the end of last year I guess I were working with the booking agent and so he booked a bunch of shows for me in la in San Diego and along the coast the West Coast here and in the last couple months I haven’t been playing a ton of live shows just cuz I’ve been so focused on I guess yeah I played that name I played on Kimmel and then I played a show in LA so three shows and last two months medium amount that’s okay that’s okay that how do you find your music is received our people you know sort of prepared to sit back relax and enjoy it how do you find it in the live shows mmm I guess yeah it depends on the audience because I open I’m like Mommie and open air for different fans so in that case it’s normally a different crowd each time and yeah I guess like in different settings it’s just received differently like I played at the NAMM show and of course it’s a bunch of musicians and and people so it was a very intense and quiet audience and so that was that was because they were very focused but then I’ll play like clubs where there’s more like lights and stuff going on and people are having a good time their current dance around so I think both settings work for my music I are very flexible it’s the different settings that I can perform in now obviously when you what I’m gonna say obviously but when you perform live do you go with other musicians or do you do the looping as of now I’ve been doing looping I was doing I was I had to cut a band a little while back that I was working with but then I started using Ableton to do backing tracks and then I kind of absolves that into the live looping and so I don’t even need a live looping for the last like since the the videos are released online that was kind of my first dive until I’m looping and then I also incorporated in my live show so I played like three or four shows with the live looping but in the foreseeable future it’s gonna be all like looping yeah I can remember watching Ed Sheeran on I think it was Glastonbury when he walked out on stage just him and his little guitar and he performed the entire set with looping and him what he was going how does he do that and it’s it’s the same thing isn’t it it’s it’s just so amazing you start to play and then you sample it and you edit it and it’s it’s all done live that’s what I can’t get over do you find that exciting being able to do that uh it’s exciting and it’s definitely also it makes me like more nervous because it’s a mindset than playing with other musicians because if you’re playing with other musicians like the the music’s kind of just going past you and you’re if you mess up you keep going and you figure it out and then with live looping if you mess up you got to hear it played back to you like 50 times so it’s definitely more it’s a different mindset completely then than just being a member in a band and more it’s more like methodical in a way but that’s yeah it’s exciting okay just a couple of more questions hope you don’t mind when you put out those those videos that you put out on YouTube it always seems to be in the same room which is crammed full of equipment is that somewhere in your house or a studio that you read because it just looks like a room in a house which is just for the gear yeah it’s it’s a studio that I’m renting currently down in San Diego I have a studio space there and I it kind of used to be a radio station I think and so it has this black thumb on the walls and I thought I wanted to leave it kind of plain and in black like that but then I shot a video or two and I realized it didn’t look that great so like okay I’m gonna decorate it so that the background that you see in those videos like I I kind of treated it as like set design you know and of course now it’s like used as like storage but it’s like visually appealing storage you know I love it which brings me on to my next question is it true that you have two hobbies one is photography and the other one’s kickboxing yeah I was Dinky boxing for a while was in high school and I ended up I had to stop doing that except to get like an ankle surgery but I’ll probably get back into it at some point when I’m more time and then photography yeah it’s always been it’s not really I wouldn’t call myself professional or anything by any means but I just like to take pictures of other people and my family members and just kind of capture different moments with people do you find that that doing photography gives you a sort of idea of image and an idea of how things should look when you’re performing like how does it translate you mean yeah yeah yeah I guess I I definitely think about the visual aspect of both videos and live shows and how it relates to talk because you know i coming depth and lighting and everything it matters a lot and the the visual aspect something that i’m interested in because you know it’s part of the whole experience especially with like social media and the way that music is is consumed today yeah i was going to ask you once again just about social media do you find that it helps a lot do you work a lot with social media i mostly yeah i just kind of use social media as a platform for my music so i kind of like to think of myself as not really like a u2 artist or an Instagram musician but i’m just like a musician who uses these platforms to engage with my fans and release my music okay do you have any new product on the way can we look forward to either an album or some more singles or something like that in the near future yeah I’m gonna be releasing a new single in about two or three weeks it’ll be accompanied with a live looping one-shot video so you’ll be able to listen to the studio version and also the live looping version on streaming and iTunes and everything it’s called line of sight line of sight I’m gonna look out for that because I’d love to be able to play that in the show as well as playing stuff that you’ve done before okay Elise thank you so much for your time thank you so much for talking to me it’s coming to the end of our day here but I know it’s the beginning of your day there I hope you have a lovely day thank you thanks a lot and we’ll keep our eyes open for that train and make sure he gets played here as well Thank You Elise cool thank you so much it’s good talking to you and you take care of bye-bye [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music]