Photo Credit: Joshua Best
Whether stuck in Toronto traffic or talking about life over dinner, there always seems to be a song brewing within the depths of the mind of Loviet. Born with the gift of song running through her, Loviet is already making her mark with her new single, “Symbol of Love” and she was nice enough to chat with us about the beginnings, and what’s to come!
Kendra: When I pressed play on “Symbol of Love” I got power vocal, Leona Lewis vibes. Who were some artists you tried to emulate growing up who eventually inspired you to pursue your music-based dreams?
Loviet: My mom was a singer in a band while I was growing up. I used to watch her perform all of the top classic rock covers, and a lot of Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, and Sheryl Crow would be playing in the car on long drives as a kid. The first CD I was ever given was Britney Spears and eventually, I became obsessed with pop/punk bands like Green Day, Sum 41 and Fall Out Boy. That’s kind of my music evolution, but I absolutely love a big chorus and definitely feel like all my fave songs hit that home.
Kendra: So you and Hill Kourkoutis were out for sushi talking about life and then one thing led to another and you’re in the studio recording what would become “Symbol of Love.” Will you two be working together over sushi to create more music soon? My way of asking, when are you releasing more music for us?
Loviet: I love collaborating and I love Hill so I absolutely hope so! We had such a great vibe working together and when we last got to talking, I think we put it in the books for another write 2020! I’ve been out and about, collaborating with a few others as well, including Ryan Worsley at Echoplant Studios in Vancouver BC. We spent a week at the studio working on some new material with Ryan that we’re excited to share soon.
Kendra: While we wait, we’ll talk more about what you have going on now because it’s a song almost all of us who’ve been through the love ringer can relate to. Other than writing music, what do you feel has been the best way to the pain of a broken heart?
Loviet: Definitely a good support system from friends and family, good people and having good times! Time heals for sure, and if not writing, listening to music. A great song can be such a powerful drug.
Kendra: Right now you’re playing locally in Toronto. Are you working on plans to head to either New York City or LA soon?
Loviet: I can’t wait to get back to NY after spending some time there this summer to do some co-writing. Hopefully, be around in November for some more writes. LA is on the future list for sure!
Kendra: Speaking of Toronto, where in your city do you feel is the best place to spark creativity?
Loviet: I still feel like I do all my most productive thinking in a car on the highway. It’s weird but that whole motion thing just gets my brain turning, and I come up with so many melodies, hooks, lyrics and ideas on long drives. But Toronto is a beauty, and I think that every time I leave the house, I find a new view or place that inspires.
Kendra: Lastly, what’s on the books for you as we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020?
Loviet: I’m stoked to be dropping new music in 2020 along with some pretty exciting shows in the works! 2019 was a beaut, so thankful for the great feels from all the new listeners this year!