“Her music could change radio” says an executive at IHeart Radio. She brings a nostalgia of the late Aaliyah, with a vocal range of all three Destiny’s Child members. The 17-year-old music artist “Scarlet” has been working hard in the studio on her debut album with executive producer Aaron Pearce (Justin Bieber, Jill Scott, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez). Along with her music, she also has a TV series in development.
HI SCARLET, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS SCARLET AYLIZ IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Hello! I’m Scarlet Ayliz, I’m 17 years old and I am a singer/songwriter who is doing my best to bring my music and talent to the next level. I’m a hard-worker, and I strive for perfection in most everything I do (musically). I’m pretty tough on the outside and emotional within which I think helps me balance being someone who can spill their guts lyrically, yet remain strong in the public eye. So in short; Scarlet Ayliz is a well-rounded, hard-working, star in the making 🙂
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU WANTED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN MUSIC?
When I was able to forumately coherent thoughts. I never really felt like myself when doing anything else. I wasn’t too good in school, and I couldn’t see myself working a nine to five. I just felt my path was a more creative one! Music has given me the opportunity to really look deeply within myself, and find a way to make things work. If I can do that as a career- I’ll take it!
HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR HOMETOWN HAS INFLUENCED THE KIND OF MUSIC THAT YOU MAKE? IF NOT, WHY IS THAT?
My hometown hasn’t influenced the kind of music that I make because I’m not really attached to it. I make the kind of music that I make because I just like the way it sounds.
WHAT WAS ONE OF (OR A FEW OF) YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORIES FROM BEING ON AMERICAN IDOL?
Probably Lionel Richie telling me that if he threw me out of a window I’d fly. It sounds really violent out of context, but it made me chuckle.
IF YOU COULD COLLAB WITH ONE ARTIST FOR A SONG ON YOUR FUTURE ALBUM, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
I want to collaborate with BTS! I think they’re really cool and talented. I would also force them to bring back rapper JK because I need to hear this man spitting bars again. Even if I can’t understand what he’s saying. I dunno haha I just wanna work with them they’re so cool I love them.
WHAT SITUATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCES GIVE YOU INSPIRATION FOR WRITING SONGS AND WHY?
When people hurt my feelings I tend to write about them a lot. I just channel negative feelings into good songs and it makes me feel better. Also, looking back at the songs later often leads to better memories of times I’ve created instead of ‘destroyed’ (relationships, feelings, etc).
ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS YOU CAN TALK ABOUT?
Yes yes! We’re looking forward to releasing a banger song, which I won’t name because I like to keep people waiting, but it’s gonna come with a music video which I plan to get my grubby little hands all over in terms of plotting and all that! It’s gonna be ice cold cool!
IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO AUDITION TO BE THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THEM?
Focus on yourself baby. Do not go with the intention of networking and making friends, it’s all about you! But still be humble and respectful, just focus on it like you’re gonna make some bank because you never know what doors can open! Show them you’re a pure professional!
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SAY TO YOUR FANS?
I love you… <3 also drink water and do your homework babe.
To know more about Scarlet Ayliz don’t follow her on Instagram @scarletayliz
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