MR: Your parents were cool with you wearing that crazy glitter makeup to school? JW: No, no! My dad hated it—he was really mad and a lot of times I would sneak out the door and do it on the bus. My mom was like, “Let her be creative!” My dad was not having it.
MR: You’re also a musician. You recently did a cover of “Fake Love” by Drake. What inspired that? Why does that song resonate with you? JW: "Fake Love" is something, especially in LA, that you deal with. You deal with people who pretend to be your friends or pretend to be there for you and you realize that there’s always a secret agenda to those things and it wears you down after a while. You start feeling lonely after a while so when that song came out I was like, done, let’s do it! I love Drake.
MR: You play piano beautifully. How long have you been doing that for? JW: Thank you! My dad was a musician. He was a piano player so I was brought into it. I’ve been playing since I was three. I took time to finally start writing when I was ten. Coldplay released “Clocks” two years later. For some reason I really adapted to their music and their writing style. I really love it. Even though what I do now is pop music, a lot of things are accidently inspired by Coldplay.
MR: Are you going to any music festivals this year? JW: Yes! For the first time I’m finally going to Coachella, which I’ve been wanting to go to for three years. It’s finally happening! I just found out today that Beyoncé is not attending—she’s pregnant, understandable—but she’s going to be there next year. I’ve got to go next year again! I’m really stoked about this year though.
MR: What’s next in the works for you? You’ve got the makeup brand—what else music-wise? JW: We actually just got done filming the music video to my next single called “Blow”. It’s our first song that’s going to be on the EP. It’s my favorite song— one of them. A lot of people like the song. I’m very stoked about that. The EP is finally getting finalized on the mixing and mastering and we’re going to release the EP within a month! Finally. It’s been forever and it’s been a ton of work and it takes so much patience. It takes a long time to do this. We’re going to let it out and I’m going to start doing live shows. ■
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