They say that the best way to get to know somebody is through their playlist, so I thought I would put that theory to the test in my new series ‘The Music In Me’ interviews, which focuses on getting to know somebody through their playlists!
So what is ‘The Music In Me’ interviews? Well, in this series I will be conducting interviews that feature a slight twist!
What is the twist? The twist is that the talented person being interviewed responds to the questions asked with a song they feel best describes their answer. For example, if I asked “How would you best describe yourself?” you would respond with a song that you felt best described you.
Who will I be interviewing today? The very talented Kären McCormick!
Kären McCormick is a singer/songwriter, who has recently released her brand new single “We Were On Fire”, which you can check out on Spotify here.
You can check out what Kären has to say below!
Hey Kären, could you start by telling me a song that you feel best describes you?
At this moment in time, the best song that describes me is “In Between” by Kelsea Ballerini. I connect most with the lyric, “Dumb enough to think I know it all
Smart enough to know I don’t”. I think that’s how a lot of 22 year olds feel during that in between time of their lives where you’re out on your own away from your family, but you aren’t quite sure where you life is headed just yet.
Which singer would you consider to be your biggest musical influence?
Carrie Underwood. I love the storytelling aspect of her music and how continues to make every project bigger and better than the last. I love the message behind her new song, “Love Wins.”
What song did you always listen to when you were growing up?
My mom had Faith Hill’s “Fireflies” record growing up, and my sister and I were obsessed with “The Lucky One”!
What would you consider to be your favourite TV show?
Friends is always on in my house. It’s my all-time favorite. I own all of the seasons on DVD — and I’m pretty sure I have every line memorized.
Carrying on slightly from the last question, what would you consider to be your favourite movie?
I don’t have one favorite movie, but there are two movies that I can watch over and over never get tired of them — The Holiday and The Princess Bride. I’m a sucker for a happy love story.
Is there a song that you and your friends always listen to?
My best friend and I are obsessed with Ariana Grande’s new album, Sweetener. We LOVE “God is a Woman.”
What is your favourite food?
Cheese pizza is my favorite food. But I love all Italian food — pasta is my weakness!
What song do you always sing out loud whenever you hear it?
Any song by Carrie Underwood — especially her sassy ones like “Before He Cheats”.
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs back home, Max and Mozzarella! They’re both labs from the same litter and they’re a good time.
Finally, what song would you consider to be your favourite song of all time?
My favorite song of all time is “Tim McGraw” by Taylor Swift, because it’s the song that kickstarted my love for country music. Every time I hear or sing it, it takes me back to that exact moment when I realized singing and writing is what I want to do with my life.
A massive thank you to Kären McCormick for this interview. You can check out Kären at her upcoming tour dates listed below.