This is a very exciting post for me, considering I’ve been absolutely obsessed with this artist for the most part of 2018.
Before you continue reading this post, make sure you’re all caught up, so if you haven’t already, stop what you’re doing and make sure you check out the first post I did about Paige, which you can find HERE.
Paige just recently released a new song, Alignments, and while it still hasn’t beaten her song So Far for me, it’s still an absolutely beautiful song, and I’ve had it on replay since it was put out.
If you’re up for some incredibly warm acoustic guitar, the chill-inducing harmonies that I’ve come to expect from Paige and lyrics that make you wow-out-loud, then listen to Alignments. You will not be disappointed.
On top of being a beautiful musician and singer, Paige is also a gem of a human being, and generously agreed to answer some questions for you all! So if we could all send some universal ‘thank-you’s’ Paige’s way, that would be sweet.
How early on in your life did you decide that music was going to be the avenue you wanted to pursue as a full time career and were there any other options you had in terms of interests that could have possibly lead you down a different route?
Very early on [to be honest]. When I was 5 I first performed in front of my school and that’s when I knew I loved it and didn’t have to think twice. Although I also was hugely fascinated in space and astrophysics which is something I’d love to do but sadly I suck at maths loooolll.
Were there any artists who influenced you in a major way as a young child?
My first influences were always Disney Channel stars. Miley Cyrus was a huge one for me because Hannah Montana inspired me a lot to become a musician. The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato e.t.c. Lady Gaga has always been a huge inspiration for me throughout my life and how she is so bold and fearless as an artist.
What’s the idea behind your Instagram name, @paigesspace?
I guess I kind of just wanted to have something that associated with space because I love space so much haha.
What was you initial reaction when you saw Billie Eilish sharing your Instagram page and fan-girling over your voice and your covers, as well as your original songs?
Hahaha it was definitely overwhelming. I was in a state of shock for a good week. Just really hard to believe.
What has that type of support meant not only for you as an artist, but as someone who has a huge musical presence on your social media?
It’s meant the entire world. I will never fully be able to express my gratitude for all of it.
You’re a huge believer in manifestation, you’ve credited a lot of your success to the fact that you’ve put your dreams out into the universe for them to manifest, what are your personal beliefs around manifestation and the powers of the universe, and how does that impact the music you create?
Wow what a good question! I genuinely believe that you attract the things that come into your life…. It’s not just a matter of sitting in your room and just asking the universe for your dreams to come true and getting them, but with hard work and manifestation I do believe that’s how your dreams come to life. My beliefs inspire me to write songs such as “Alignments” which is based off of the idea of not blaming the universe for ALL the things that go wrong.
Billie has shown her continual support, singing your recent single ‘Alignments’ as her favourite song at the moment. Do you feel a certain pressure when someone like Billie is promoting your music, to live up to the hype she’s built for you?
I think it’d only be natural to feel pressure but I feel more so driven to work harder to be a better artist for all the people watching me. It’s definitely a nerve wracking feeling but it’s only going to help me grow as an artist
What advice would you give to young musicians, singers and songwriters, in regards to sharing your music online, specifically posting covers and original music on Instagram like you do?
Just to sing what you love, post consistently, post up some songs people are also familiar with, but also remember to do it because you love it and it makes you happy.. That way you won’t be as scared.
How do you generally begin constructing a song, and what are some of the topics you particularly find yourself writing about?
I find chords and then sing melodies to them, then begin singing about how I feel. Usually I find myself singing about a girl or love because love is what drives me the most.
Who would be five artists that you’d love to collaborate with in the future?
Sooooo many. If I had to only pick five I’d pick Alessia Cara, Billie Eilish [of course], Rex Orange County, Ruel and last but certainly not least Kehlani.
You’re located in New Zealand. Do you see yourself staying in NZ and basing your musical career from there or can you see yourself moving away to pursue it elsewhere, such as Los Angeles?
I definitely 100% don’t see myself staying here. I want to branch out somewhere bigger with more inspiration although I LOVE my country I’d love to go some place new. LA would be amazing.
Of the songs you’ve recorded, which is a favourite or a standout, released or unreleased?
Probably a song I wrote called “Waves” which I’ve spent almost a year on producing with a producer called Noema Te Hau III. Probably because it’s been the hardest I’ve ever worked on a song. Hopefully it will be out soon enough!
Do you have any plans to release a full album, is that something you’re working on?
I’m just in the middle of recording an EP which includes 5 songs. Very excited to let it out!
What inspires you?
Experiences, Pain, People, Nature and Love.
If you could pick any decade of music to listen to on repeat, which decade would it be and why?
EARLY 2000’s!!!! It’s what I listen to the most because it reminds me of when I was younger and what I was listening to while I was experiencing things for the first time. I also love the artists from early 2000’s.
You Should Hear is all about sharing incredible music recommendations and artists, what one song, and what one artist would you recommend everyone listen to at the moment?
Definitely listen to ‘Better’by Tommie. She’s soooooOOooOOoooOoo good!!
And that’s it for the questions! Anyone who read my first post about Paige, would understand how much I’m all about Paige and her music, and in turn, how exciting it is to be able to share this with you all! So a massive thank you to Paige for being so kind and answering these for me and for you all!!
Also, currently listening to Better by Tommie, and Paige is.not.wrong.
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10 thoughts on “Paige’s Space // An Interview”
I love the questions you asked, they were spot-on and really good for getting a feel for this artist. Paige seems like a wonderful and creative person, never heard of her but will definitely give her a listen. (I feel like the fact that she wants to collaborate with Billie Eilish, Rex Orange County, etc. automatically makes her good in my eyes and I mean – Billie giving her a shout out and you recommending her – she MUST be good ) I especially love the question about manifestation and the way that translates into her music. Priya, I applaud you for this interview and thank you for introducing a new artist! xx
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Thank you for such a lovely comment Fiona, appreciate you heaps!! Paige is definitely everything you said and more, she was so lovely to work with for the short time that it took to get this all done, and 100% YES – though my approval doesn’t mean half as much as Billie’s does, she is definitely one worth checking out! Thanks heaps lovely xxx
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wow girl, you’re really passionate about music and it really shines right through your blogposts!I will definitely check this artist out, and give her a follow!
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Thanks!! I loved writing this post so glad to hear you enjoyed it!! x
I loved this post so much! Your blog is one of my favourite sources of new music. I checked her out immediately, and I AM IN LOVE, OH GOD ;-;
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YAY!! Thanks so much for your lovely words, I’m glad you enjoyed Paige as much as I do!! xx
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