We caught up with pop queen, Cappa, on how she got her start, fashion icons, her new single, and music she's listening to now! Read more below!
How did you first start making music?
I started when I was really young- my mom was a songwriter when she was younger. She never did it professionally, but I kind of grew up doing it. She gave me her old guitar when I was 7 and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.
You recently welcomed a rescued dog into your home, what has that been like?
She’s been great! She was just on the side of the road a few years back. I drove with her to LA from Nashville when I moved here. She’s my pal. I have a painting of her face that hangs over my bed. I work with some rescues in Brazil also. I really have a passion for rescue dogs.
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Who are your favorite fashion icons?
I love Gwen Stefani. I feel like she doesn’t care but always looks so chaotically; especially in the no doubt days. I really like Hayley from Paramore. I love Debbie Harry from the original Blondie era. They’re role models of mine and I love that they use fashion as statements and self-expression.
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Tell us about your tattoos. When did you get them and what do they mean?
I have a several little ones but they’re growing! I have a strawberry which is a matching tattoo with a best friend of mine. Then I have “be good” on my arm, a queen of hearts on my wrist (for a previous EP I released) and one of my favorite quotes “live the life you’ve always imagined” by Thoreau. Some of to remind me of my dreams and sometimes I get some because I think they’re cute.
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What element of your work gives you the most personal satisfaction?
Releasing music is a really good feeling and I also love playing live. I think playing live shows in the most rewarding feeling. Or when you write a rad new song and get to listen to it in the car with the windows down.
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What factors do you think make a good song?
Real emotion is a big factor, I’m constantly trying to incorporate that and be more raw. A catchy melody also has a lot to do with it. I’m learning that repetition is a really good thing because our brains latch on to it.
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Who are you currently listening to?
I love Jon Bellion, The Band Camino, Tove Stryke. I love the new Maggie rogers album cause its very raw and has a lot of live instrumentation which I’ve been craving lately. I really like the new Solange record also.
What’s a part of your creative process?
Spending time alone and getting in touch with myself is something I’ve found to be extremely important. If I don’t get any time alone to sort through my emotions, I can’t even really tell what I’m feeling. I’ve found being alone has become instrumental to my writing process in a lot of ways. I like to write my feelings down and then I take those into a room with me when i'm making music.
We saw on Instagram you have a new song coming out, can you give our readers a hint of what to expect?
Yes! I’m so excited about it. It’s called “I Do”. It’s a little softer and more nostalgic then my last couple of songs. I went through a really bad breakup when I first moved to LA last year. The song is about knowing a relationship is over and not wanting to admit to yourself that you’re still in love with that person. It comes out at the end of this month :)