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Sept. 15, 2022

Interview with Alisun

We had the pleasure of interviewing Alisun over Zoom video.

Alisun was born in California and is a proud heiress of her Latin roots- Cuban and Mexican. At a young age she discovered her musical and performance talents and dedicated herself to...


We had the pleasure of interviewing Alisun over Zoom video.

Alisun was born in California and is a proud heiress of her Latin roots- Cuban and Mexican. At a young age she discovered her musical and performance talents and dedicated herself to learning the piano and taking vocal and acting classes. Diving right into her passion, she also participated in endless plays and live musical performances.

Her talent was recognized by Camila as she was invited on a two-year tour throughout the US and Latin America, showcasing her alluring voice. The year 2021 marked a special time in her life, releasing her first solo single “HYPOTHERMIA,” officially breaking her into the entertainment world. The indie/pop artist has defined her music as a magical and immersive experience, and to give continuity to her project, the magic continued with the premiere of a new song "THEY LIVE IN AND AROUND US".

Alisun recently released her new single “Around the World” making it her third recorded single. She has recently joined international tours, including heading on the road with pop-rock band Camila, where she shared her love of music and the stage with the US and Latin America.­

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Hello! It is Adam. Welcome back to bringing it backwards. A podcast where both legendary and rising artists tell their own personal stories of how they achieve stardom. On this episode, we had a chance to hang out with Allison over zoom video. Allison is the daughter of Marco Antonio Solis, who is an extremely successful singer songwriter. He has five Latin Grammy awards. He's got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. He's in Billboard's Latin music hall of fame. He's just done so much in his lifetime, which he's passed down to his daughter. Allison Alison talks about learning piano at a very early age, around four years old, she went from piano into more theater, musical theater in high school. 3 (2m 10s): She started writing her own songs. She told us about working with her sister. Who's a few years younger than her Marla. They were actually on a tribute record to their father. They got to cover one of his songs, which was a super emotional thing. She told us about the Christmas single that her and her sister decided to, to cover kind of like the first thing they released together, aside from the cover of their dad's song. And a pretty cool story around that. We hear about the moment she decided she wanted to pursue music as a solo artist, releasing her first song, hypothermia the story behind her song. They live in and around us and all about the brand new single, which is called around the world. 3 (2m 51s): You can watch our interview with Allison on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at bringing it backwards. It would be awesome if you subscribe to our channel like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at bringing back pod. And if you're listening to this on Spotify, apple music, Google podcast, it would be awesome if you follow us there as well, and hook us up with a five star review, 4 (3m 16s): We'd appreciate your support. If you follow and subscribe to our podcasts, wherever you listen to podcasts, 3 (3m 22s): We're bringing it backwards with Allison. Hello. Hi. Hi Allison. How are you? 5 (3m 28s): Great. How are 3 (3m 29s): You? I'm doing well. Hi Serena. Hi Serena. 5 (3m 33s): Hi, 6 (3m 34s): I'm from icon PR. I just wanted to make sure everything is running smoothly. 5 (3m 38s): Awesome. 3 (3m 39s): Yeah. Nice to meet you. 5 (3m 40s): Should I get closer? Is this set up fine? 3 (3m 44s): It looks, it looks great. I love the background that you have. Maybe can. No, it sounds fine. I was gonna say maybe a little bit closer just for the mic to pick up a bit better, but I, I don't think it really matters that much. Okay, cool. Oh, there we go. Yeah, there. Perfect. 5 (4m 4s): Cool. Thank 3 (4m 5s): You. Awesome. No, thank you. So my name's Adam and this podcast is about you and your journey in music. And we'll talk about the new song that you have out. You got the big cover behind you, which is, I love the song a lot. It's definitely more upbeat than the first two that you put out. 5 (4m 21s): Thank you. Yeah, it's definitely something I wanna keep building towards. I, I feel like starting soft and being able to build is something that is more beautiful to me than starting like boom. And then everything else kind of flows or, you know, has sure a little bit softer of a dynamic, but, but yeah, I'm really excited and thank you so much for having me. 3 (4m 45s): Of course. So we always start with where you were born and raised. I know you come from a, quite a musical household, but let's just start, you were born and raised in, in LA. Is that correct? 5 (4m 55s): Yeah, born and raised in LA. I grew up in small town here and I was 3 (5m 1s): What's outta Los Angeles. If you don't mind. I'm from San Diego. So I was just curious and my wife was born in LA, so I was just wondering 5 (5m 7s): Calabasas. 3 (5m 8s): Oh, cool. Okay. There you go. 5 (5m 9s): Yeah. Yeah. And I've always had a very musical influence since my family is in the industry. So I grew up around music 24 7. So it's very interesting to see what I grew up with and what I'm creating now, because it's so different. And I love exploring all types of music, all different types of cultures, languages, et cetera. And so I hope to be able to integrate some of that into my style in the future, but yeah. 3 (5m 39s): Cool. Well, growing up, I mean, have it coming from such a musical household, was that something that you were kind of pushed towards or was it something you were just always interested in? I, I know you have a sister and you guys have, I was doing some, some digging and found some records that you guys have put out together. So I was just curious, was that something that you were kind of pushed towards or was it something you've always been interested in and where did you start? Were you on piano or voice lessons? 5 (6m 6s): Yeah, I, I started on piano learning piano when I was around four. I was never really pushed into doing this. If anything, I was more like straight away from it. Like, why not do anything other than this? Right. And I, I did want to do other things as a kid. I wanted to be a vet. I wanted to be a farmer. I wanted to rescue animals in Africa, everything, a scientist, like everything I wanted to do, I just knew I wanted to create good out of it. And so that was always my goal as a kid. And later on in life, I joined theater a little bit hesitatingly at first, but I fell in love with it. And that really made me really embrace the whole act of performing again because I, I grew up performing in local theaters as a kid and I did dance and other things that, you know, it would show, I, I would be able to perform in different ways, but it wasn't something that I originally said, this is what I wanna do for sure, forever until I really did it on my own in high school. 5 (7m 13s): And then after that, I became a backup singer for a band called Camila for around two years. And that really confirmed that I really, really love this industry. I love doing it. I love creating. And it was at that point that I really started writing again, like writing my own songs and it just kind of flowed. And so I just let it take me because I don't really feel like I'm necessarily writing my songs. I feel like they're there in the cosmos and I'm just downloading them and, and giving them to plane. If that makes sense. 3 (7m 49s): No, it does. For sure. You, you feel like they're already there and you just need to get 'em to everyone else, like get 'em out there. Yeah. So at 40 you learn piano that's very early on. Was it something you continued to do? I mean, up through high school, or did you, you know, were you in lessons for a while? And you're like, not super into this. 5 (8m 10s): So as a kid, I, I liked playing it, but I liked playing it on my own. So I wouldn't really practice what I was given as a kid. And 3 (8m 18s): I've heard that story quite a bit where it's like, I don't wanna learn these scales and how to sit up properly and, you know, I want to just play pop songs or play what I wanna play. 5 (8m 28s): Yeah, exactly. So that was no different for me, same, same situation. But later I, I restarted it on my own and I fell in love with that again as well, still, always trying to better my craft, but, but yeah, something that, that I always loved 3 (8m 45s): As a kid. Were you, was your, you know, having your dad being so successful? I mean, I, I saw that he was like a star on the walk fam. I mean, that's crazy in the, the Hollywood and everything else and you know, all the Grammy's and all that. But was that something that you were around, like you and your family were around? Was he touring and were you on the robe with them and, and were you kind of immersed in that from a very young age as well? 5 (9m 10s): It was kind of like a balance, a balance of being with him on tour and a balance of being in school while he's on tour, because he's with, for me, I feel like it's very normal to kind of be with yourself or with my sister a lot of the time or most of the time, because his tours can last for months. Sure. 3 (9m 33s): Sometimes. 5 (9m 35s): And so it could be either like, you know, one year we have a month off and we could be with him for that amount of time as ki when we were kids, they'd be able to take us a little bit more. But when we got more into middle school and high school, we couldn't really skip that many days. So it was kind of a balance. 3 (9m 57s): And what about like, like studios in, in, in that setting? Were you around when he was recording? 5 (10m 5s): We, we experienced one of his music videos as a kid, and it was one where he was like getting taken away by this ambulance. And so I saw him with this gash on his head as a kid, and I was like, what happened? And I just started crying and he's like, no, no, it's fake. And once when he was recording a couple years ago, like two years ago, but it wasn't really something that the, the studio part, we weren't really a part of, especially since you have to be so in the zone, I bet, you know, really concentrated. 3 (10m 44s): No, for sure. I wasn't sure if like maybe yeah, you had to, if you were kind of like around while they were recording, if you had, okay, I'm gonna be sitting over here in the corner waiting or like kind of like, kind of around just the experience at all. 5 (10m 57s): Yeah. Yeah. I think that was more like once, but, but later in life, 3 (11m 2s): Later and later, yeah. I could see that being traumatic. You see your dad and he is got a big gash in his head and there's an ambulance. You're like, you know what, what's what's happening. I didn't, you don't realize that it's, you know, some piece of art that they're creating at the time. 5 (11m 14s): Yeah, yeah, yeah. I had no idea, but it was, it was really cool. And then seeing the final result, I was like, oh my gosh, I still cried as a kid, even though I knew it was fake, but I would, 3 (11m 25s): I mean, to see your dad in that situation, you're like, oh my gosh. Yeah. You said in high school, you were writing, you started writing songs. Is that when you were writing in high school or you became, and was there like something that happened or was there a moment that you can recall that you were like, you know, I, I really just need it, like you said earlier, you know, kind of downloaded out of the, and then cloud and put it out there. Was it something that just came to you and you decided, you know, I just gotta, I gotta get this out. I'm gonna write it. Or was there a moment that happened that you knew you wanted to be a songwriter? 5 (12m 2s): I think it just happened. Like I just start hearing the melody sometimes and I just have to create it as best as I can because sometimes I, I can't find the exact sounds that I'm hearing in my mind, but I just try my best. So I never really thought to myself, I'm going to become a songwriter. It actually is still clicking right now as we speak, but I I've always felt that what is here now has already existed. And if it's given to you make it and just trust the process like this song right now around the world I wrote when I was 17. 3 (12m 40s): Oh, really? Wow. 5 (12m 43s): Yeah. So it's interesting because I feel like right now, the person that I am is a couple versions, more evolved as a person. And I'm trying to represent who I was as well at the same time and honoring that person. And so I'm in an interesting creative space because what I create now, rough draft wise and everything is so different, a really different style. And I'm really excited for you guys to hear it in the future, but I'm so thankful for what my 17 year old self was able to create. And the messages also that, that version of me had to say, or, you know, that, that version of me downloaded. 5 (13m 28s): So, 3 (13m 29s): Wow. Was this like a, did you stumble upon like a notebook or something? Like, I mean, to find something from, not that you're old by any means I'm like decades older than you, but like, if you look back, I think, are you right? What, how, you know, mid twenties? Right. So like 17 was a handful of years ago, not a lot, but obviously a few years ago, did you stumble upon like a journal or like, how did you kind of rediscover around the world, you know, these years later? 5 (13m 59s): Mm. So this song, I recorded it when I was 19, I haven't really rediscovered it. I kind of okay. Left it as it, as it was created in a way. And so, yeah, I try to honor the original process always, and I don't try to modify it as much because I did try that, but I feel like the version that creates a song is a version that's meant to like interpret it or have it like in the recording forever, because I feel like we can always say, oh, I wanna be better. 5 (14m 43s): I wanna make it, you know, this way now, or I wanna make it more perfect or this or that. But sometimes it takes away from the original feeling instead of adding to it. And so I just try to honor honor what that version of me made. Honestly, 3 (15m 1s): I like that I've, I've heard that before where artists will record like a very rough demo, like on a mic, especially now with, with COVID when that was happening, like in their closet. Right. And they record this piece and you get to the studio to try to rerecord it or, or, you know, make it, like you said a little bit better and it just doesn't have the same feel. It doesn't have the same emotion behind it, cuz you already had heard it a bunch of times and now you're trying to like recreate it and just like the, the emotion and the, the raw sense of the vocal really, it kind of gets lost. 5 (15m 38s): Totally. Like, and 3 (15m 40s): I, yeah. I wonder if you're feeling kind of, if that was something that you were kind of yeah. Having to, to experience too, going back and listening to it. 5 (15m 48s): Totally. For me, I, I think one of the biggest pieces of wisdom that I've taken with me as, as I've grown throughout the years is that the longest journey is from the head to the heart. And so I try to keep that within my process throughout life, because I feel like everyone operates always in the mind and I, I was there too, but I feel like truths only really lies in love and in what you allow others to feel and what you feel. Because at the end of the day, if we take away everything that we think we are and we fill it with a feeling that's really who we are at the end of the day. So I try to just operate that way. 3 (16m 31s): I like that. And that's at 17 and, and in high school, you're writing songs. Do you show these, like, do you show 'em to people? Do you show 'em to your dad and say, Hey, I know you're a songwriter I'm really interested in, in this as well. Like, was that a conversation that happened? 5 (16m 46s): I used to be a lot more shy about showing my rough drafts. I used to reserve them until I thought they were like 99%. Good enough to be presentable. 3 (17m 0s): Sure. 5 (17m 1s): Yeah. But, but I wouldn't always show my rough drafts. I would only show them if I really, really believed in them around the world was definitely one of them. And even throughout my studio process, like recording it professionally and working with my producer and everything, I didn't show anyone until it was completely finished. So that's just a little bit of how I am. I just, I try to preserve the energy of what I'm making, like setting the intention per se. And then later when it's time and when it's done allowing it to, to fly. 3 (17m 41s): Okay. And from what I was finding online, like in 2018 ish, that's when you put out some songs with, with your sister. Right. Okay. So did you work together, like tell me about that relationship and were you, and where that started, that must have been pretty young when you started singing together and then how does it eventually land into putting a couple songs out or a handful of songs out together and then obviously into you in your solo stuff now, cause I want to talk to you about the first two records you put out as well. 5 (18m 13s): Totally. So the, so with my sister, we've always loved singing together. We used to harmonize naturally when we were really young, after we watched high school musical, we would just like go for it, you know, but making something together was an interesting project cuz we wanted to make a Christmasy feeling thing together. And the song that we chose was actually a song that we didn't know. Our dad used to sing with his cousin when he was really, really, really young, like seven. 3 (18m 53s): Oh wow. 5 (18m 55s): And so we were like, that's really interesting that we both chose the same song and different styles, but it was really fun and a growing experience for sure. I think that, you know, you never really know what to expect when you're doing something of your own for the first time. And so we've thought about doing stuff together. We thought about how our career paths would go and if we would, you know, start together and then lead our own paths or the other way, but we decided that it would be better to just start on our own paths instead of having to have this moment of like splitting and everything, if we kind of saw that in our futures anyway. 3 (19m 41s): Right. So 5 (19m 42s): Yeah, cuz we have very different styles, both very, very cool in our, in their own way, you know, but yeah, it was very interesting. And the first two projects that we did, one of them was attribute to my dad in an album that was all of his songs, but sung by different artists that were, and his process. 3 (20m 8s): That's cool that you were able to be a part of that. Cause I did, I found that that that record or that album where it's like, yeah, a bunch of his songs, but they're all done by, by other people. And was everyone else involved somehow a part of your dad's life or was it just grabbing people that, you know, they knew were, were, were really talented and that must have been really cool to be a part of that. 5 (20m 32s): Totally. It was definitely a huge honor for us to, to have the opportunity and the other people on the album are, are people who really love him, his work a lot who, who he's personally met before that and who he's friends with or not, you know, it's really a blend of different artists that wanted to do this and, and honor his, his art. So yeah. 3 (21m 1s): How, how did you decide on the song that you two chose for it? Like, I mean that must have been a cool experience to be a part of, of something that, you know, honoring, honoring your dad. 5 (21m 14s): Totally. Yeah. It was definitely super cool. We didn't pick the song. 3 (21m 20s): Okay. 5 (21m 20s): But they thought it would be the song that would best fit us. 3 (21m 25s): That sense. 5 (21m 26s): We just, you know, we went, we went with it, we gave it our best and that was also a huge growing experience because that was really our first recording studio recording ever. 3 (21m 39s): Oh, so that was before you did, what blew winter? Was that the one that you, the Chris when you guys did? Okay. 5 (21m 45s): Yeah, that was before, before that. And I was super, super nervous for that because I knew that it's a huge thing to be part of something that's honoring my dad's life and that's gonna be there forever and you know, not knowing if I was, you know, ready, ready for that song. 3 (22m 7s): Right. 5 (22m 8s): But I'm happy. I'm happy though. I'm, I'm really happy that I learned that I grew that it was a cool experience in the end and yeah. 3 (22m 17s): What do you remember playing it for him the first time or him hearing it with his two daughters voices on the song? Like that must have been a pretty emotional moment. 5 (22m 26s): Yeah. He was actually in the studio with us while we recorded. 3 (22m 31s): Oh, wow. 5 (22m 32s): Yeah. Added a little bit more pressure, but also 3 (22m 36s): Sure. Feel 5 (22m 37s): Really cool because he knows best at the end of the day. And so sometimes I would have some takes that I was like, no, definitely not that one. And he'd be like, that's the one that I liked and I'd be like, oh, okay. Just very opposite opinion sometimes. But I, I was much harder on myself back then. So it was good to have his support. It was good to have his more experienced mind and ears there. For sure. 3 (23m 9s): And so from there, and, and working with your sister, you said you ended up being singing background, background vocals for, for an artist and you did like tours and everything, right? I mean, that was a, a thing that, that was going on for quite some time. 5 (23m 25s): Yeah, that was, that was definitely I think my greatest growing experience because I used to have such strong stage fright that I would literally shake and I would be trembling. Like my legs would be literally like trembling and I would be trying to like, hold the mic still. And obviously that really affects your voice and it doesn't flow the same. And so being able to have that experience of performing that after night and not being as afraid, even though like during that show, every backup singer would have a duet with the main artist. 3 (24m 5s): Oh cool. So that was really cool. That's cool. So you weren't just like back background, you'd come you'd, you'd come up and, and sing. Wow. Okay. 5 (24m 15s): Yeah. So that, that was really, really special and a huge moment of growth for me. And by the end I was so much more confident in myself. I felt much more comfortable on a stage. I felt more comfortable being in front of however many amount of people and the nerves never really go away a hundred percent, but it's definitely something that you can learn to transform into something else, like anxiety into excitement or, you know, fear into courage. So yeah, very beautiful experience as well. 3 (24m 56s): And when do you decide to start cuz you started releasing music this just this past or this year, right? 20, 22 under Allison. And when did that project, like at what, when did you decide you wanted to just start an artist project and put music out as a, as a solo artist? 5 (25m 14s): I I've wanted to release this music for years. I used to feel a little bit more rushed to release it because right when I finished it, I was like, okay, let's set it up. This really said list this and that and this and that. But some things happened, the pandemic happened. Oh sure. Everything happened, fine timing. So, you know, it just, it happened the way it was supposed to, but I definitely felt a lot more pressure before and I felt like I was running behind and then having that time pass, it gave me a good, good amount of time to create more things, to create new things, to evolve who I am and to take advantage of the moments of rest within quarantine as well. 5 (25m 60s): But I definitely did feel pressure to release it much earlier. So now I'm just like, it'll happen when it happens and 3 (26m 9s): Right. Just give it up. Yeah, no for sure. So when the pandemic happened or prior to the pandemic, there was a totally different plan. I would imagine. 5 (26m 18s): Totally. Yeah. I think the plan was releasing it, releasing all, all of my songs as at once. 3 (26m 29s): Oh, like album or an EP. Okay. 5 (26m 31s): Yeah. Like an EP and I wanted it to be on the date 1, 2, 3, 4, like all these things. I was like super like, ah, it has to be this date or it's not gonna go well. And I was like driving myself crazy about it. But I think the universe was just like telling me chill out and stop needing so much control because if you're, I know it's a great day astrologically, but if you don't let it flow the way it's supposed to, then you're putting out those anxious vibes instead of peaceful, I trust vibes into the universe. 3 (27m 17s): Yeah. That's interesting. Have you ever gotten just, I'm just not sidebar question. Have you ever like said into like numerology, is that where you got the 1, 2, 3, 4 from, or am I just 5 (27m 27s): Yeah. 3 (27m 28s): Throwing pain at the wall? You I'm so interested in numerology. I interviewed someone who's a singer and like way wrote a book about numerology. 5 (27m 37s): Wow. That's incredible. 3 (27m 40s): Yeah. It's so fascinating. So is 5 (27m 42s): That something you, 3 (27m 45s): I'm sorry. 5 (27m 46s): Yeah. I, sorry. Yeah. I, I was saying that's incredible. I don't think I could write a book on it with my amount of knowledge right now, but it's definitely something that really interests me. And for me, I focus very much on like the influence of numbers rather than like, I don't know if, how much more there is to it, you know, but for example, my life path number, along with the dates that I'll be releasing stuff or the influence of the day that, you know, that equals the number that influences a, B or C. Sure. 3 (28m 24s): Yeah. It's so it's so fascinat. When I, I did the tests and like me, my wife and my son all have the same life path number. Like it's all these like things that kind of come to it's really bizarre. How it's, if you really look into it, like, I'll think, yeah, this is kind of what, like I get it like with the numbers and stuff, and then you really look into it and it's like, like mind blowing stuff you can figure out from what just, just based off of your name and, and, and what the numbers correlate to your name and stuff. It's just super interesting. 5 (28m 59s): Totally. And you guys chose each other, like your son chose you before he was born. He chose his mom before he was born. You chose them without even knowing the universe is so crazy. It just ties it all together. And somehow lifetimes and lifetimes and lifetimes later, you end up with your soul family every time. 3 (29m 20s): Right? No it's so yeah, no it's so yeah. It's yeah, it just gets so deep where my head is. Like, I can't even wrap my head around this anymore. This is too it's yeah, it's too it's. Yeah, but that's cool that you, you, you, you, I just kind of picked that up while based off of that 1, 1, 2, 3, 4. So you decide on hypothermia as the first song you're coming out, like, okay, I'm gonna be I'm Allison, you know, this is my, my, my, my brand, so to speak my, my, my solo project. Why did you decide on that song to, to kind of just get the ball rolling? 5 (30m 0s): Totally. Yeah. Hypothermia for me was I think my first ever completed song and it was a song that I feel like was the first song that I like physically channeled as well. Like my eyes were closed when I was playing the piano for this. And I normally have to see my hands. And I was like seeing this movie in my mind while hypothermia was playing. And I feel like hypothermia is a song that is going to continue influencing my life, like a loop. 5 (30m 45s): Like, I don't know if this makes sense, like in waves, per se, because as I, as I've sat with this song, I feel like more and more comes and I realize more about the song. And the melody for me is, is one that, especially when I, when I'm just playing it, me and my guitar, it makes me a little bit emotional because I wrote about in a way before even knowing it, who I'm becoming without knowing that. 5 (31m 26s): And I feel like that's, that's why it continues. So it's like, it's very meta, metaphorical, it's all metaphors, but it's all very true where it says, you know, they're like a window, not a home. It's talking about our eyes, new beginnings, dry. It's no time to say goodbye because we're changing so fast. And so I feel like it's a song that really, that I felt confident in to show is like, this is something that resonates with me. That's gentle that, you know, I can also still grow from, but that I definitely feel is a good, a good place to start 3 (32m 12s): For sure. For sure. Well, I was just curious, what is your life path number? Is it 11? 5 (32m 20s): It's five actually. 3 (32m 22s): Oh, okay. Yeah. 11. I think it's 11. Has the one or is it 11 or nine? I can't, I can't remember what I think I might be 11 I'm like the, whatever the rare one is. That's what I was just curious. Yeah. 5 (32m 34s): That number 11. Yeah. You're all number 11. 3 (32m 38s): Yeah. Me, my wife, my son. Isn't that crazy? 5 (32m 42s): That's crazy. Yeah. That's a really rare number. 3 (32m 45s): So I was curious if you were 11, cause like in 11 you supposedly have that kind of for, you can foresee what was happening. It sounds like that was kind of something that was happening with you when you wrote hypothermia. 5 (32m 59s): Totally. It's interesting because I've, I've thought about that sometimes. I'm like, Hmm. It's interesting that my life has number five, but I know why now, because five is continual change. 3 (33m 10s): And so 5 (33m 11s): I chose to have very sped up evolution, like very sped up cycles to grow faster. 3 (33m 22s): Right. 5 (33m 23s): And as a kid, I would notice the patterns of these types of things. Like what is this like, like if an event repeated twice in different circumstances, like I would be like, oh shoot, what am I supposed to learn from that? Or this is trying to teach me something. I didn't get it the first time, but now I got it. And so I wouldn't go back into it and then it wouldn't happen again. And so I realized like the pattern way of life kind of early on. So I realized that that's why my number is five. 3 (33m 57s): Yeah. 5 (33m 59s): But yeah, it's really cool to be three 11. So my gosh. 3 (34m 3s): Yeah. It's weird. We have cuz you're, it's a life path and then I forgot what the second number is. The second number is different. My wife is different than, but my son and I have the same exact numbers. It's really weird. 5 (34m 15s): All of them. 3 (34m 16s): Yeah. All of them are the same. 5 (34m 19s): Wow. That's very 3 (34m 21s): Interesting. It's weird. And he was born on the 23rd of April. I was born on the 23rd of September, but like he was born nine weeks early. It was just like this crazy stuff anyway. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. Numer. I can talk to you all day about it, even though I don't know much about it. It's just such a fascinating concept. 5 (34m 41s): I completely understand the feeling 3 (34m 45s): I wanna hear about they live in and around us just cuz that's such a ball song. It's slow. It's a big ball. So you like, I feel like hypothermia is kind of in the middle and then you go to this ballad and then the new one is the song that you wrote when you were 17. But it's just definitely more like for like upbeat. 5 (35m 6s): Totally. So they live in and around us is a song that I wrote about the magic that, that lives in everything about nature because I find so much magic in nature. I find everything within it to be a huge teacher. And I feel like that in itself is so magical. And so I feel like the more that we can recognize the magic that is around us, the more that we can recognize the magic that's within us. And so that is what the song's about. And originally it's funny originally, I didn't know if I was gonna release that song or, or if I was going to produce that song and my producer was like, you have to do this one. 5 (35m 53s): I, I need this one to be out. It makes me feel, makes me feel things. And so for me, that's, what's important if you feel sorry or if you, or if you see like if it creates the movie in your mind or if it makes you feel something, that's how I know, okay, this is, this is the right move. This is the right thing to do. And so that's what drove me to write and, and make that song. And it's, it's very special to me because I feel like in my life, I feel like it's physically like touching me the magic. 5 (36m 40s): I feel like it's physically, physically like tangible within me and physically everywhere. Like if you stare at the sky, even for enough time, you'll start to see sparkles in the sky and like the little atoms and the photons. And it's like, the more that you pay attention, the more that the magic reveals itself, because it's not just always like, oh yeah, duh, like that tree is so magical. You know? It's like, if you start getting closer to the tree, if you notice that it's responding to you, if you sense it's energy with your hands and you feel the moment that it's responding back to you, you feel it like a wave. 5 (37m 29s): And you know, it's just all of these things that exist in our everyday reality that we kind of put in the back. But if we bring 'em back to the front life is more magical. Again, 3 (37m 42s): I love that. I love that. Have you heard of, I think it's called grounding when you're supposed to like go outside and walk without your shoes on and, and for like 15 minutes a day in the morning. 5 (37m 51s): Totally. I, I ground every day really, but yeah. I, I almost never wear shoes. I, I think it feels better to just have your feet on the ground, but I definitely love that philosophy and it's definitely very true. Sometimes if I notice that I'm in a lower emotional state as well, I'll just go to mother earth and hang out with her and she, she clears it up really. It's very, very true. 3 (38m 26s): That's so cool. This has been so much fun getting to know you, Allison and this, the, the new, like, just everything about you, the numerology and, and, and everything you stand for in your songs. I appreciate you taking time today to, to hang out with me. 5 (38m 40s): Likewise. Thank you so so much, it's been such a pleasure, such an honor, and I hope to do it again soon. 3 (38m 48s): Oh, I would love that. I have one more question before I let you go. I wanna know if you have any advice for aspiring artists. 5 (38m 56s): Totally. I would encourage any aspiring artist to focus on what not only what you are creating with, you know, for yourself, but what you're creating within yourself to give to others, focus on what you will make rather than what you will take. Because I feel like everybody wants to take, you know, everybody wants everything for themselves in a way, you know, not everybody, but a lot of people and music is such a powerful force. 5 (39m 40s): So take that seriously. Don't take that lightly honor. Your craft honor. Your work honor. Those who are listening because we are making the new world. So make it better.