Upcoming singer-songwriter Abigail Osborn recently made her impression on the modern music scene with her debut solo musical release “Drive All Night”.
Abigail has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her debut release, along with getting to know a little bit more about the artist behind the music. Check out what Abigail had to say below.
Hey Abigail, thank you for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Abigail: Thanks so much for having me! I’m an artist based out of Nashville, TN. I write indie/pop music and have a specific passion for writing really honest lyrics about the things I’m experiencing and trying to navigate in my early twenties. I grew up in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Nashville in 2019 and have been pursuing music full time ever since. I think human connection through music is the greatest gift we’ve been given on this planet, and I am so grateful for any chance I get to connect with people through my songs.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Abigail: Music has always played a huge role in my life. I grew up singing in my band at church, and was always really intrigued by the idea of writing songs. I loved that you could create a whole world inside of a song, and shape it to be whatever you wanted it to be.
My dad kept an old Taylor 12 string guitar in our closet at home, and one day when I was about 14 or 15 I finally picked it up and started to teach myself the basics. It wasn’t until I was about 17 or 18 that I really started writing my own songs, and the role that music played in my life started to shift into becoming even more important than I imagined it could be.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Abigail: I have definitely always known that I wanted to have a career that allowed me to perform and express myself in some way. I’ve felt really strongly from a young age that I don’t have an interest in a conventional 9-5 career, and have dreamed that I would be able to pursue and sustain myself with a creative career. As I continue to get older, those feelings are definitely getting stronger and stronger.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Abigail: I would describe my music and style as somewhere between the soundtrack to a coming of age movie, and nostalgic pop. Like I said earlier, I love the idea that I can create a whole world within a song, and I try to be really conscious of that when writing. I want each song to be a full deep dive into an emotional experience for my listeners.
You recently released the new single “Drive All Night”. How did the idea for this song come together?
Abigail: The song came together really fluidly and was so much fun to make. I was visiting back home in Denver for a few weeks, and during that time, reconnected with someone I’d been seeing months earlier, but had lost touch with. He and I seemed to pick up right where we left off, and I was left with the feeling that I never wanted the night to end. Our time spent together always felt just like some scene from a movie. I remember getting home from that trip home and immediately knew I needed to write down all the things I was feeling. Drive All Night was born from a culmination of all those feelings written down.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Abigail: I have felt these sorts of feelings lots of times before, but haven’t ever been able to specifically describe them in the same way as I was able to in this song. It feels so closely tied to the memories of that night with that person, it feels really special and honest.
If listeners could take one thing away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Abigail: I want people to be reminded that they aren’t the only ones that’ve felt that way – and I want it to be a reminder to my listeners to cherish those moments that you get with your favorite people. To take chances and be bold. I want it to be a reminder of what young love feels like, and a reminder to live a little more carefree sometimes.
Did you always plan to release “Drive All Night” as a single?
Abigail: Yes! As I was writing it with my co-writer Regan Rousseau, we both knew it had to come out as a single, along with a video to add to the nostalgic aspect of the song.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Abigail: My very favorite thing to do in my spare time is skateboard. It’s a fairly recent thing I’ve picked up, but it’s been the best way to connect with my friends who also skate, and get fresh air/learn something new. I also really enjoy yoga. It helps me collect my thoughts and feelings that can sometimes feel like they’re all over the place. I try to do it almost everyday!
Who would you choose as your biggest inspiration?
Abigail: A woman named Amy Allen is a huge inspiration to me. She has managed to write songs for some of the biggest artists on the charts, while also having her own successful artist project that she tours with. On top of that, she is one of the kindest and most sincere people. Her career trajectory is where I hope to see mine going towards, and it’s really awesome to be able to look up to someone like that.
What advice would you offer to someone who is looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Abigail: I am still figuring a lot out myself, but if I could give any advice that I continue to learn over and over again, it’s to not second guess yourself, and follow your instincts. I have been known to spend a lot of time second guessing creative decisions – when really they are the right ones all along. Learning to trust yourself as an artist is difficult, but ends up paying off if you can learn that sooner than later.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Abigail: As cliche as it might be to say – I’m gonna say it anyways. We should all stop trying to be like other people and just be ourselves. We all have something so unique to offer the world, and I think it’s a really beautiful thing when we all allow ourselves to freely express that to it’s fullest extent.
You can check out the official video for “Drive All Night” below or listen via Spotify here.