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Today, we shine a light on Vicky Limm - a singer / songwriter from Weymouth who's debut EP 'I'll Be Me' was released on 8th March. The EP was fully produced at our Antix; Studio down in Weymouth.
We sent Tim Fawkes to have a chat with Vicky about her release.
TF - Hi Vicky, great to speak to you, even if it's still online for now! How have you been doing through lockdown?
VL - Hi Tim, likewise! As good as I can be, be glad for things to go back to some sort of normality soon!
TF - For those who don't know you, tell us a bit about yourself. How did you first start making music?
VL - so I have been writing songs since I was 16, so 6 years now. I’d usually write my songs using a piano but I’ve recently started learning ukelele so I’m hoping to start writing some more on that.
TF - I'd love to know more about your process as an artist. How do you go about bringing a new song to life? Do you have a process or does each song come to you differently?
VL - I actually wrote a song about how I wrote music funnily enough! I’m hoping to record this and release it one day. My process normally includes finding some chords and then writing lyrics followed by a melody. I try to sing from the heart and often find that I am able to express myself through music in ways I could never do just through talking.
TF - You've been working on your EP ('I'll Be Me') since before lockdown, how does it feel to finally get it out there?
VL - I’m honestly so happy! I’ve been so excited to share it with all my friends and I’ve already received so much support. It’s so exciting to have my music out there!
TF - What was your inspiration behind the EP?
VL - there was a different inspiration behind each one. Rely on you was inspired by one of my best friends, I am yours was inspired by my partner and Hierarchy of Needs was a more heartfelt sad song based around my family. My inspiration to actually release an EP with several of my songs was inspired after spending some time at Jurassic Coast Studios which I really enjoy.
TF - Which artists do you feel have been your biggest influences in writing 'I'll Be Me'?
VL - there are several artists that come to mind when I think of my EP. The artists that most inspired me were Kelly Clarkson and Ben Platt, mainly because of the types of lyrics they write. They are so meaningful and that was the type of approach I took with my songs- I didn’t just want them to be catchy, but I also wanted them to have meaning.
TF - Now things look like they'll be opening up again, what does the future look like for you? Are you going to get out gigging or will you be focusing on writing more music or a bit of both?
VL - the thing I have missed most throughout this pandemic is performing at open mic nights and entering local competitions. I have never actually done a live gig before but it’s definitely something I’d love to work towards.
TF - Thank you so much for talking to us. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next for you and I wish you all the best with 'I'll Be Me'. I'm sure we'll be hearing more from you very soon.
VL - thank you so much, it was great talking to you.
Check out Vicky's lead single 'I'll Be Me' below.
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network