Timpview Excessive Faculty’s Neveah Valdizan, who simply accomplished her freshman yr, has been enjoying piano since she was 6 years previous. With a few of her members of the family concerned within the music business, her general curiosity in music superior as she started to get older.
She started making her personal music about two years in the past, and that’s when she began fascinated by making an album. Based mostly on present music traits, younger artists, and extra, she began attending to work.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit within the spring of 2020, and after having a dialog together with her father, Valdizan stated she had a realization about pursuing what she was most concerned about. With colleges shut down, later shifting into hybrid schedules, she had the time to pursue her ardour for music.
That’s when she noticed the potential to make an album utterly on her personal.
With the piano expertise in hand, Valdizan was left questioning how she might file and edit her music. She did as many younger individuals are doing lately and turned to her trusted iPhone.
The Apple app GarageBand turned her device, giving her a digital area to file and edit her music. She would play her songs on the piano, file them reside, after which mess with them on the modifying app. She characterised it as a really versatile and accessible course of, permitting her to do extra with what she has accessible.
“I didn’t assume I might have the ability to do it as a result of it simply sounded actually difficult,” Valdizan stated. “Yeah, I did produce it on my telephone. It really got here out fairly nice.”
When requested about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the album, Valdizan stated that she most likely wouldn’t have made the album if she needed to attend college in individual. The flexibleness together with her homework and faculty deadlines allowed her to dedicate extra time to the musical venture. She stated it allowed her time to appreciate what she wished to do most.
As for the inspiration behind her songs, Valdizan pointed to songs from different younger artists that she listens to whereas having fun with the tales that these artists inform by means of their songs. She stated that these tales had been channeled into her songs, however together with her personal perspective.
Subjects included college, associates and life as a youngster expressed vaguely in order that many youngsters might relate to them.
“It’s not essentially a particular expertise however it’s extra of a nostalgic feeling or harking back to an concept,” Valdizan stated. “It has quite a bit to do with teenage life, childhood, and that was what I surrounded my songs with.”
The toughest a part of the venture was that she was doing all of it on her personal. Usually artists have designated producers, folks serving to them write songs, and others who combine and grasp data. Valdizan stated that assist from her dad and uncle was key as she tried to make the album one step at a time.
Whereas some songs might not have labored out the best way she had hoped, she stated it was a studying course of. As soon as she bought the hold of it and grasped the entire course of, Valdizan stated that she was stunned at how easy it was as soon as all of it clicked.
When she launched the album, Valdizan stated she solely bought assist from folks she shared her music with.
In addition to receiving assist from her associates and academics at Timpview Excessive Faculty, Valdizan was additionally not too long ago named as the varsity’s rising star.
“I believe that was so cool as a result of nobody actually gave their time to be impolite,” Valdizan stated. “Once I advised everybody about it they had been simply stunned. I sort of felt somewhat bit insecure however I additionally felt stunned as a result of a variety of the people who heard about it by no means knew.”
On prime of listening to her music, and making it, Valdizan is presently listening to artists like Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo within the pop style. She pointed to a few of their songs gaining reputation on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, including that if they’ll do it then she will be able to too.
Valdizan plans to proceed making music, whereas contemplating a second album, with hopes to grow to be a greater musician and performer.
“It’s one thing that proved to me that if I actually need to do one thing, then I can do it,” Valdizan stated of her debut album.