Poesy is quickly becoming one of the genre’s most exciting new voices. Rising to international acclaim after being crowned the winner of music reality show The Launch and getting signed to Big Machine Records, Poesy debuted at #1 on the iTunes All Genres chart with “Soldier Of Love“, which also garnered over one million Spotify streams – captivating audiences with her soaring vocals and extraordinary talent. Shortly after, Poesy released her debut EP Glassbox Confessional, which garnered over 450K streams, and includes her hit single “Body Language“
Influenced by innovative enigmatic artists like Kate Bush and Freddie Mercury, as well as 90s alternative rock queens PJ Harvey, Tori Amos, and Alanis Morissette, the Toronto-based artist has formed a gritty and unmistakable sound that demands to be heard. Pairing inspiration from her favourite novels with vulnerable confessions from her own life, Poesy’s dark and powerful alt-rock rhythms makes it possible to dance and cry and wonder and hope all at once. Over a backdrop of ethereal keys, evocative guitars, and off-kilter beats, Poesy unleashes a siren wail that conjures nineties pop femme fatales and eighties rock goddesses—while showcasing a fierce independence and singular style all her own.
We had the opportunity to chat with Posey about her latest single “Diamonds”, what she learned from “The Launch” and what’s next.
Kat: Can you share with us the inspiration behind your latest single “Diamonds”?
Posey: When I do a writing session, I like to start with a lengthy conversation with the other person about how we’re feeling that day. I wrote Diamonds with Derek Hoffman (who also produced the record), and after chatting, we both realized we were struggling with feeling like we “should’ve” already done x, y, and z thing in our lives. Diamonds was meant to be an acceptance anthem for people who need to show themselves a little more compassion.
Kat: What do you hope fans take away from the track?
Posey: Do not be so hard on yourself – I’m not sure why we do this, but if I could give anyone one piece of advice, it would be to watch how you speak to yourself and what your internal dialogue is like. I know I put enormous amounts of pressure on myself and think things that I would never think about any of my friends. Show yourself some love, be gentle with where you’re at. 2020 is not the year any of us thought we’d be in.
Kat: Can you share with us some of your musical role models, or who you look to for inspiration?
Posey: Truthfully, I find a lot of my inspiration from books. Musically, however, I’m constantly inspired by David Bowie, Queen, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga – basically anybody who is doing anything interesting and weird. I love weirdos. I love theatrics. And I especially love combining theatrics with pop culture and really creating a world for your music to live in.
Kat: You were the Winner of music reality show The Launch; which led to you signing with Big Machine Records. What did being on The Launch teach you, and what did you take away from that experience?
Posey: Nobody is ever going to love your art as much as you do – so be loud about it! The whole experience with The Launch was quite surreal and happened so quickly, I think I just felt lucky to be there. But if I could go back and do it again, I would be a lot more vocal about my ideas.
Kat: What’s next?
Posey: 2020 has been a year of writing for me and my creative partners. So we’ve cooked up a huge backlog of music to be released as early as the top of 2021 – starting with an acoustic version of Diamonds. I’m stoked for everyone to hear it in a stripped down way because I think it gives a whole other, more intimate, perspective on the song.
For more on Poesy visit: https://www.poesymusic.com