I was able to interview NYC based singer-songwriter, Piper Page, who released her single, “Risk” on May 21st! It was so fun getting to know her a little bit more. Check it out below!
What got you started in music?
I think I had a love of music from the second I would walk and talk. I grew up dancing, being in musical theatre shows at my local community theatre and at school. Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Hall & Oates, and Whitney Houston rang throughout my house growing up. My parents put me in piano when I was about 8 years old, I started writing poetry at about 12–which quickly led to songwriting and a pursuit of vocal training and my own varying interests in music. In high school, I was a choir and show choir kid who never thought that pursuing music as a career could be a reliable option, until I got to NYU. Music became my entire life and I haven’t stopped working, collaborating, networking and learning since I got here two years ago.
You recently released a new single, “Risk”, if you could tell your fans one thing about it, what would it be?
Let “Risk” apply to your narrative and know that there are other people out there who struggle with similar things that you do.
How do you think the Internet has impacted the music industry?
The internet pretty much controls the industry, in my opinion. Artists are escalated into stardom quicker than ever because of modern day tools that can help people get there. Whether or not that’s a good or bad thing, I’m not sure of yet, seeing as I’m currently an artist using the internet to promote herself and enhance her projects.
Where did your love of musical theatre start?
In middle school! I was in my school’s production of “Hairspray” and played Motormouth Maybelle. That was the first time I ever sang in front of my parents, they cried in the audience. After that I just kept going with it and auditioning for shows throughout middle and high school. Even though it’s not my focus, I’ll always love my musical theatre!
What’s your favorite Aretha Franklin song and Whitney Houston song?
“Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” by Aretha Franklin
“How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston (maybe that’s mainstream, but there’s just something in that song…)
How did you feel about transitioning from acoustic pop to contemporary R&B?
The transition felt necessary. It was a bit awkward at first when I was still developing my sound. Once I started working with my friend Will and I said, “Here are my inspirations, here’s what I’m going for, and this is where I’m coming from,” I felt like it was a lot easier to develop my newer sound! I feel like I’m finally making the kind of music that I love, while still experimenting and genre bending. There is still so much to explore.
How excited are you about your upcoming work?
I’m super excited to share my future projects with everyone! I’ve waited a long time to show my work and truly embrace the music I want to make.
Isn’t she great? I love being able to get to know the artists I’m working with. It just makes it much more personable, and that’s one of the things I love about my job!
Check her socials out below, and stream “Risk”!