Country-pop musician Abigail Neilson has caught the attention of music lovers everywhere through her passionately soulful musical creativity & angelic vocals, which has quickly reached over 1 million streams on Spotify alone.
Within her music, Abigail aims to empower & inspire listeners by sharing a variety of heartfelt musical journies influenced by falling in love, the agony of heartbreak, & the strength of female empowerment.
With singles such as “Ruby”, “Left Unsaid”, & “This Is Me Leaving” already on her portfolio there is no telling how far this gifted artist’s talent may take her.
Now, Abigail is looking to capture the hearts of listeners once again with the emotional heart-touching country-pop ballad “Seams” & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest musical piece.
Hey Abigail, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Abigail: I’m a country/pop artist currently based in Seattle, WA and I love songwriting, performing, singing, playing guitar, and also Phineas and Ferb. I feel very driven to accomplish the big goals I’ve set out for myself and I’ve always been that way. Music is my passion, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Abigail: I’ve always loved country music ever since I was little. But I didn’t get started in the music scene until I was 13 and started writing songs and teaching myself to play the guitar. From there I joined a band and learned the basics on how to be a leader and also the basics of performing, booking shows, and then decided to become a solo artist and I’ve been working on my sound, as well as growing my audience ever since.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Abigail: I usually tell people my sound is similar to Taylor Swift’s, ‘Speak Now, and “Red,” eras, but also alike to Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and early Miranda Lambert as well.
You are about to release the brand new single “Seams” on February 26th. How did the idea for this song come together?
Abigail: Long story short I got my heart broken and did what I always do whenever I feel any sort of emotions, which is to write a song about it. I had so many things I was wishing I could say to one person, but I wasn’t able to. So, I started writing out what I wanted to say, and those became the lyrics to, “Seams.”
How would you compare the creative process behind this song to your previous releases?
Abigail: I think they were the same in the way I went about it, but the way I felt about it was quite different. “This Is Me Leaving,” was written the same way. I got my heart broken, and after a few months of learning how to move on, I decided to write about it so I could feel like I had ended that chapter in my life. When I wrote, “Seams,” I wanted to get my feelings out on paper so I could get to the point where I could move on from the heartache I was feeling.
How did your family & friends react to your forthcoming single, or are you keeping it secret until the release?
Abigail: I always play my mom the songs I’ve written them right when I feel like they’re finished. I also played it live at a show soon after writing it and I had a lot of people come up to me after and say they really related to the song. That was when I decided it should be recorded and released. I’m really open with the songs that I write because I want to share my experiences so hopefully, it can help someone else who might be going through the same thing.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Abigail: To me, “Seams,” is about being in the stage of knowing you can’t be with someone you love anymore but wishing you could still be with them so much to the point where sewing the two of you back together feels comforting when really that would be just as painful as feelings not being reciprocated. Being so desperate and wishing so badly that they don’t want you to leave is something people feel too often, but it’s a part of life. When I wrote this song, I felt like I was the only one feeling that kind of hurt, so I hope this song can be a reminder for people that they’re not alone.
Did you always plan on releasing “Seams” as a single?
Abigail: “Seams,” along with “This Is Me Leaving, and “Left Unsaid,” were all originally on an EP I had planned to release summer of 2020. But once the pandemic hit, I knew I wouldn’t be comfortable travelling to Nashville (or anywhere) for a while, so I decided to release the songs I had planned for this EP all as singles first, and then once they’re all out, group them together the way it was always intended to be. But I think, “Seams,” as a single is very strong and also very different than the previous songs I’ve released. I’m glad it gets a moment to shine on its own before people can hear the whole story.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Abigail: I hope they can see that wishing someone loved you back the way they did before is something so many people feel and that they’re not alone. It’s something that hurts a lot and all of the things you feel after having your heart broken are always valid, even if it isn’t the most flattering for you. I hope this song can remind them that they’re never alone, and they’re not the only one who feels or have felt that way.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Abigail: I really enjoy doing Pilates and watching Phineas and Ferb. Something I’ve found a lot of joy in recently as well has been TikTok. It’s so fun creating fun videos to share with people and to go live and share new songs I’ve been working on. It’s a lot different than what I’m used to, but I’m finding my way with it and am having a lot of fun in the process.
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Abigail: Absolutely Taylor Swift. She has inspired me so much over the years and it’d be an honour to get to sing with her on stage.
What song do you always keep on your playlist & why?
Abigail: Barracuda by Heart is always on my playlists. It’s one of my all-time favorite songs and makes me just so happy when I hear it.
What was the last TV show you binge-watched & did you enjoy it?
Abigail: Phineas and Ferb is something I always just have on because it’s not too distracting if I wanna get some work done, but it’s also funny and I enjoy it. I’m either watching that or Grey’s Anatomy which I absolutely love.
If you could possess one superpower, what would you choose & why?
Abigail: I’d want to be able to read minds so I can see what people are thinking and have a new point of view on the world.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Abigail: Always be yourself and be true to your heart and what you’re feeling. Everything you feel whether it’s good or bad is always valid and you’re never alone in that.
You can check out “Seams” on Spotify below or purchase on iTunes here.