These questions were answered by ‘gypsy pop’ artist Neon Hitch.
How would you describe your sound?
The answer to that used to be a lot easier when I was doing more straight forward dance pop, but now that I’ve really started to find myself I have become a lot more experimental with my music. I would say my most recent creations have been a lot more urban gypsy free flow, story teller vibes, with catchy hooks that everyone can sing along too.
How has your music evolved over the years?
My music evolves as my mind does. We learn along the way, so as I grow so does my music. Every lesson learned for me is just a new lyric and a new story to tell.
Is there any kind of theme to your music?
Describe your songwriting process.
It’s always different, it depends on what is inspiring me at the time. I might have just had a break up, jumped in a cab crying, wrote the lyrics first in my head and then found the chords for it later. Or I could just be feeling really good when I hear a beat, jump in the booth and freestyle whatever my subliminal mind wants to say. I can’t control it when a song comes into my head, I just have to allow it to flow in whichever way it is meant to.
What has been your biggest challenge as an artist so far?
The battle between freedom of art, and conformity.
Do you have a favourite song to perform live?
That’s tricky to say. I haven’t gone out and performed the new music from ‘Anarchy’ really yet but I feel like it will be my favourite so far because it’s the most honest work I’ve done, so it should be easy to portray on stage.
What was your first job?
Hmm… I did have a normal job once when I was a teenager, I worked in a pizza shop for a week! That felt like a job. But every other job I’ve had hasn’t really felt like a job, from face painting and stilt walking at the age of 6 to now creating music, they all are just things that I love so it’s hard to call them a ‘job’.
What is the first gig you ever went to?
Apart from all the live bands I’ve seen at festivals I grew up at, the first deliberate show I went to was The Spice Girls! I went with my dad and observed everything about the show in awe… I really think that was when I realised what I wanted to set out and do on my journey.
What would like to be reincarnated as?
That’s an awesome question. You know what, I really enjoy being myself and I know none of us are perfect, like I said we learn along the way. And I think by the time your time is up you are finally fully wise. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a second chance at being yourself?
You have recorded a lot of covers in the past, but which was your favourite one to work on?
I really liked bringing a visual to my covers, it helps bring them to life. They were all a lot of fun, but I would say ‘On My Level’ was my fave.
You can check out Neon Hitch here:
She also has a new album called ‘Anarchy’ available at all good retailers, as well as features on soon to be released tracks from Nytrix (‘When Will I See You Again’) + Jason Parris and My Buddy Mike (‘No Warning’).