Upcoming musician Ronnie Watts has recently released her six-track EP titled ‘I DON’T TRUST U AT ALL‘, which has swiftly created waves within the music scene.
Ronnie has kindly taken some time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about the creation of her EP, & the journey behind the songs featured.
When did you first discover your passion for music & knew that it was a career that you wanted to pursue?
Ronnie: I grew up in a very creative and musical family, so I’ve always known I loved music. I knew it was something I wanted to pursue once I really got into songwriting. It was such a great outlet for me. It’s basically my diary that I share with the world in hopes of giving others some hope and comfort.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Ronnie: I would describe my music as ‘heartbreak pop.’ It’s pop music but has lots of other influences too. The lyrics have a singer songwriter vibe and the production on a lot of my songs have an alternative vibe. I’m obsessed with synths so hear that a lot in my music.
You recently released your brand new EP ‘I Don’t Trust U At All’, how did the idea to create this EP come together?
Ronnie: This EP came together really organically. I knew for a long time that I wanted to release an EP this year but I was thinking about it too much. Summer of 2019, I ended up having a lot to write about. I got played pretty bad so I was writing like crazy, not even thinking about one day releasing them. Once this year came around and I was out of my writing frenzy, I knew I needed to get these songs out there.
What are some of the biggest influences behind the songs featured on the tracklist?
Ronnie: Lorde, The 1975 and Taylor Swift are big influences of mine and these songs. Something that they all have in common is how raw and genuine their songs are. I never want to be hesitant when it comes to my songwriting and these artists help fuel that inspiration.
What inspired you to select each of the six tracks?
Ronnie: I had probably more than 50 songs to choose from. It was such a challenge to narrow it down to six. I went through them all with my manager, my family and my friends until I finally got it down to these songs. I think each song shows it’s own stage of heartbreak– anger, sadness, regret… I’m really happy with how these songs intertwined together.
Were there any songs that didn’t make the EP that we could be hearing in the future?
Ronnie: Possiblyyyy! Every song I write is so special to me, and I want them all to see the light of day. So I may or may not have some releases for you coming up very soon.
What song is your personal favourite from the EP?
Ronnie: I think my answer will change a lot. Right now it’s Big House. Everything about that song comes together so nicely for me. And I can still relate to it even though I wrote it over a year ago.
What does this EP personally mean to you?
Ronnie: This EP holds so many emotions I felt last year. Despite the EP being about gaining and losing trust of someone, these songs are honest. I love that I get to share a piece of my heart with people who might need it.
How have your family & friends reacted to your EP?
Ronnie: They’ve been so supportive! I’m so lucky to have them. My friends and I had a mini release party where we dressed up and ate ice cream cake (my favorite). It was so fun!
If listeners could take away any message from this EP, what would you like it to be?
Ronnie: Even though the songs are sad, I came out the other side of this EP even stronger than I was before. I want people to be able to soak in their sadness to this music, but I also want it to give them comfort, and empower them. You can dance to sad songs too.
Finally, is there a message you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Ronnie: It’s cheesy, but believe in yourself! It’s amazing how much you can surprise yourself when you take chances.
You can check out the full EP on Spotify below.