INTERVIEW: Getting to know singer, Carli Myers
Joburg born pop singer, Carli Myers, has caught the whole local pop scene by suprise with her energetic sound and catchy debut single, Clutch.
We spoke to Carli about the single and the whirlwind journey so far.
So, Carli, tell us about the moment you realised you had a talent for singing and could make a career out of this?
Well, a lot of my musical influences come from my musical upbringing. My family is very musical. Like, my dad would often sing me to sleep and I would sing along. I really started to enjoy singing from that moment on and I've never really looked back. It's been a crazy journey from singing in a school musical for Annie to writing music with my dad and now having my first single out on radio.
Your first single Clutch looks poised to take over the airwaves. What are some of your influences on the album?
Probably Katy Perry, maybe even a bit of Christina Aguilera from Stripped. It's a very pop sound but it also has a darker pop feel to it like Amy Winehouse. I love her stuff!
And what's the one thing you want fans to get out of the single?
I guess I want people to relate to it. It's such an awesome song. The first time I heard it, it blew my mind, I was like "Wow! This is cool and the more I listened to it, the more I fell in love with it. I want people to feel that edge in the song and relate. I mean who can't relate to feeling in the clutches of someone?
Talking about clutches. who's the one celeb you would like to have in your clutch, romantically?
I'll probably have to be that lead guy on Suits, Patrick J. Adams OR that guy from Twilight! Robert Pattison.
On the topic of collaborations, who would you love to collaborate with?
Any of my influences but I think I would be really nervous! I would love to collaborate with Christina Aguilera, her Stripped album changed my life. Locally, I would love to collab with GoodLuck, Chiano Sky and even Prime Circle.
What's the one thing fans didn't know about you.
I was raised a vegetarian so I've never eaten meat. Also, I really enjoy dancing, like every type of dancing including salsa and pole dancing, but don't tell my mom about the pole dancing.
Carli's debut single, Clutch is available from iTunes now.