This week Texas-born singer-songwriter Kerri Medders drops her latest single 'Fall Away', a cool alt-pop song with a catchy melody and blissful beat, perfect for unwinding on the beach this summer.
Finding success with her EP Etched released in late 2015, 'Fall Away' marks a change in musical direction for Kerri and will surely surprise her devoted fans. Groovevolt got the chance to catch up with her in Los Angeles and ask her a few questions about her new style.
GV: What inspired your new track, fall away?
KM: What inspired the track was mainly the concept of ‘summer’ and being able to paint a picture of summer love and the ocean. I also wanted to touch on the truth behind experiencing summer love and how it can be a rush of new feelings all at once.
GV: What do you hope your fans will take away from your new single?
KM: I hope ‘Fall Away’ touches everyone in a way in which they can picture what this song means to them individually. I hope my song is relatable and that my fans will relive certain memories from their past and even apply it to what they are experiencing in the present.
GV: Where do you see your music heading in the future and what artists inspire you to get there?
KM: I definitely see my music heading in the direction ‘Fall Away’ is going. The genre is alternative/pop. Right now I am working with awesome producers like Luke Walton and Brandon Woodward, who are helping my vision become reality. Musically, I am hugely inspired by The 1975.
GV: Lastly, you recently performed at The Mint in Los Angeles as part of the 'Women of Substance' showcase - Do you prefer the recording process or singing live?
KM: Performing! I love telling stories with my music and getting to just share that and my sounds with everyone in a room. Singing live is such a thrill. It has a different vibe then my records. To me, it’s more magical and unique.
Listen to 'Fall Away' below and purchase the single on iTunes here. Also check out her live cover of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'.