Nashville based singer-songwriter Aubrey Wollett has recently released the catchy single “Beach Vibes” & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest release.
Hey Aubrey, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Can you begin by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Aubrey: I’m Aubrey Wollett, a Nashville singer-songwriter originally from the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. I graduated with a music business degree from a college in Nashville, Belmont University, which made me fall in love with the business side and made me want to pursue it as an artist to create my own path.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Aubrey: I grew up with music always around me. My parents and brother are musical so you could say it’s in my blood. Music has always brought me joy since I was a kid. I’d sing any chance I could; At home, church, school, wherever I could.
Have you always known that it was a career you wanted to pursue?
Aubrey: I always wanted to make it a career, but if I’m being honest, I wasn’t sure it was possible. Looking back now I would tell my younger self that It is possible, you just can’t be afraid to create your own path.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Aubrey: I’d say my music is a mix of Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat. It’s also the beach theme of artists such as Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, and Jake Owen, whom I’m also big fans of.
You recently released the brand new single “Beach Vibes”. How did the idea to create this song come together?
Aubrey: I wrote Beach Vibes during a time that I was getting a lot of ‘nos’ from the music industry and saying that not everyone will be able to relate to my beach music. I let it sink in and bought into it for a moment and then realized this music is who I am. There’s no better story to tell or song to write other than what you believe or experience. So I co-wrote this song with one of my friends in Nashville, Troy Castellano, and decided the hook should be “Ain’t nobody gonna kill my beach vibes.” It’s about not listening to others who may bring you down and staying true to yourself. We all need a little vacation to get away from our problems and worries, and that’s what Beach Vibes did for me.
What would you consider to be the main inspiration behind the track?
Aubrey: I wanted this track to make the audience feel like they were escaping to the beach with me. Forgetting all of the problems of the world, and just being carefree.
How would you compare the creative process behind this single to your previous releases?
Aubrey: Honestly, they’re about the same. All of my songs have been written through experiences or my love for the beach. My last single, “Better on a Beach” was about getting over a relationship by going to the beach where I go to get ‘better.’
What does the song personally mean to you?
Aubrey: “Beach Vibes” is about staying in your own lane, true to yourself, and not letting other’s opinion bring you down.
What message would you like listeners to take away from the song?
Aubrey: I hope it gives people an escape when they listen to this song, especially being in this pandemic currently. We all could use a little positivity and sunshine these days, so I hope people feel that through the music.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Aubrey: I enjoy yoga, be outdoors, and being anywhere near the water. I recently got a paddleboard which has been really fun to explore the water with.
If you could perform a duet with anyone on the planet, who would you choose & why?
Aubrey: If I could sing a duet with an artist, I would love to sing with Kenny Chensey!
What was the first album you brought & do you still listen to it now?
Aubrey: My first album I bought was a Shania Twain album. I would jam to her music all the time. Actually, I still do!
What is the best piece of advice you could offer to someone looking to pursue a career in music?
Aubrey: My best advice for anyone wanting to pursue music is to stay true to yourself. There’s only one of you to say and write the way you want to. There’s also no right or wrong way to be an artist. I use to try to follow other successful artists’ paths the same way, and it never worked out the same and won’t. Everybody offers something different to the world so be confident in what you have and trust the path you’re on. Doors will close and new ones will open. Go for it, and don’t look back!
Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Aubrey: I want to encourage anyone who has a dream to don’t be afraid to go for it fearlessly! Don’t compare your journey to someone else’s ending because they were also once stuck in the middle chapter once too. I have to also remind myself that daily. Thank you so much for your support and I hope you listen and love ‘Beach Vibes.’ Come say hey on my socials!
You can check out “Beach Vibes” on Spotify below.