“I chose ‘Ghost’ as the title as a way of moving on from the past. the person i wrote it for was one of the most toxic people i’ve ever met in my life. “You’re a ghost to me” means i can finally be my own person and leave behind the old me that agrees with toxicity and couldn’t stand up for myself.”
In a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, the sensational singer Addy Faith disclosed the real reason behind her latest song Ghost.
The song Ghost is about finally splitting from a toxic relationship. In this case, she wrote it about splitting from her ex-best friend. It talks about acknowledging the memories they had, but are finally disconnected from the person as the vocalist is ready to move on to something bigger and better.
The artist who draws inspiration from other artists she looked up to while growing up has gradually raised up the ranks after carefully and perfectly nurturing her craft. after lots of tries and errors, the sensational singer has finally been able to find her vocal range.
Addy Faith shared some private stories of herself as well as who she is when she is not making music.
What is your stage name:
My stage name is Addy Faith, my actual name is Addy Beasley.
Is there a story behind your stage name?
The only story behind it is that i felt disconnected from my last name and using my middle name, Faith, felt more promising and hopeful. It also flows better in my opinion.
Where do you find inspiration?
My inspiration for music has always been the people I looked up to at a young age. Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Demi Lovato, Usher, basically anyone that was popular in the 2000s. My inspiration going forward is my sister. She passed away December 1st, 2022 due to a rare medical condition called TTP and she also had Lupus.
I didn’t know until after she passed that she adored me. She loved my music and the effect it had on others. She was so proud. There’s no way I would ever let her down, so I continued to make music even when I didn’t want to. She never gave up so neither could I.
Currently my favorite artist is Lil Nas X and he inspires me to better the world through music and be a voice to people who can’t use theirs.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music has been part of my life since I could speak. I would be singing all the time. Writing songs became a thing when I was 8 and i’ve always been writing since then. I learned to write lyrics by studying my idol’s songs and lyrics. I wanted to capture my emotions through metaphors and lyrics and by the time I was 17 I feel as though I had perfected my skill.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My dad’s side was musical and my mom’s side was artistic so with both powers combined, I kind of scored big time.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I don’t think I ever actually had a teacher, it all was just trial and error and i just kept doing it. I am a naturally talented singer, but I had taken choir in all my school years so that helped me and the songwriting part was just me writing and eventually i got good at it.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I actually didn’t go to a concert until I was 19 (I’m 20) and I saw Olivia Rodrigo. At the time, I was thinking music may not be for me and I should just quit. To see her perform on stage and have the crowds know every word and interact with her convinced me to be the artist I am. I wanted to be her in that moment and I wanted to make people feel the way she made me feel.
How could you describe your music?
To describe my music, would take years. In summary, I believe my music can be a voice. It can be a helping hand. I figure by putting my emotions into songs, someone would feel heard and want to create something of their own. My music can feel like a random burst of energy, sadness, happiness, and anger. It also feels like every album i make represents the best and worst times of my life and i hope others feel like they’re seen while listening.
Describe your creative process.
My creative process is literally just me sitting on my bed, listening to beats and when one makes me feel connected to it and connected to myself, i know that’s the one. I don’t write my lyrics down, I hop in the studio and just record. I pick a topic and basically describe thoughts and emotions surrounding that topic. from there i make a banger.
What is your main inspiration?/What musician do you admire most and why?
My main inspiration is once again Lil Nas X because of the way he is. He incorporates pain, happiness, bad bitch energy, and makes you feel powerful with every song. He’s also mad funny.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career? My style has shifted with each album I make. Fashion wise, i felt more colorful making Blank Canvas. My hair color changed frequently. I felt more energetic and powerful making Bittersweet. I felt more basic and original making Polaroid.
Since beginning, I wanted to be more of an indie artist and it was all fun and games but going forward, I wanted to be a pop artist with both danceable songs and sad songs. Basically anything that can capture any emotion I feel.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
My main competition right now is myself and the weight I put on my own shoulders to constantly be better than I am. I doubt myself a lot, and I put myself down.
However, once I’m in the studio, nothing else matters but the song. No opinion or self hate could change me or my music and I will continue setting the bar higher than before and growing as an artist.
What are your interests outside of music?
Outside of music, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, drawing and working at my job.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
If music wasn’t the career choice, I probably would be either a nurse or a tattoo artist.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
The biggest problem I would say is the writers block. I hate not making music cause i can’t think. it’s honestly the worst thing about being an artist. I also find marketing to be extremely difficult mainly because i don’t know who my main fan base is or what kind of people i attract.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
If i could change something in the industry it would be the fact that it’s hard to get in there. Someone can make a song about twinkle twinkle little star and suddenly be a top artist. Or someone could just be rich and make it. I want to be there cause i know this is what I want and I could be one of the best.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project? I chose Ghost as the title as a way of moving on from the past. the person i wrote it for was one of the most toxic people i’ve ever met in my life. “You’re a ghost to me” means i can finally be my own person and leave behind the old me that agrees with toxicity and couldn’t stand up for myself.
What are your plans for the coming months?
The plan for the upcoming month is to release a new single to introduce the next album. The album will be a nostalgic 2000s theme and will be focusing on mental health.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
It will be featuring artists like my good friend, kDub Droopy and who ever else comes into play.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
A message for my fans would be to never give up. try until you can’t try anymore. I am living proof that it is worth it to chase your dreams and be the best version of yourself you can be. 🙂
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore.
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