Like many, Lyssa Coulter was raised surrounded by music. At a young age, Coulter fell in love with music and has been working to make her dreams come true ever since. Coulter admits she was naive about the music industry’s inner workings, but now equipped with the knowledge necessary to succeed, Coulter is ready to make her career blossom, through her unique and extremely vulnerable storytelling ability.
Recently, we had the chance to chat with Lyssa about her musical journey and new single “I Don’t Wanna know”
Worlds Of Country: Did you always sort of know that music was what you wanted to do with your life?
Lyssa: Growing up, music was just always naturally incorporated into my life. So it wasn’t something I knew I wanted to do necessarily, but it was just something that was always there, naturally. It’s like when you learn to walk, it’s just something that happens. And that had been in my life ever since I could remember. And then when I turned 18, the opportunity of music came along and I was able to really build and diversify myself into the industry.
Worlds Of Country: When you say the opportunity of music came along, what do you mean by that?
Lyssa: So essentially, I didn’t know that the music industry was an industry. I thought,people just got picked up off like the side of the road like on YouTube or something. And then I realized that you could develop yourself as an artist and you could get paid to do shows. And it wasn’t just like a pipe dream. II realized there were actually steps to make it in the industry in any type of successful way. And so once I had the opportunity that that’s when I knew. I wanted to kind of just go full force into it.
Worlds Of Country: So once you sort of realized that, what was your first step towards making this dream a reality?
Lyssa: I think my first step was figuring out how to profit off of it. Right. I was in the middle of like, well, do I want to go to college or is music an opportunity? And I know my mom was someone who was like, well, if you’re not going to college, you need to make money. So it was like, OK, how can I make money so that I’m able to do this full time?
Worlds Of Country: Can you tell us the story behind your new song, “I Don’t Wanna Know”?
Lyssa: Yeah, for sure. So my friend Molly Mae Kurpis wrote it. She’s actually an artist and songwriter from New England. And when she showed me the song, it actually was funny because a few weeks before we were talking about a different concept for the same type of song, we were talking about looking at it from a different perspective. And she sent me the song one night and was like, this is what I came up with. I was thinking, like what? Like what I would say to the guy and my emotions towards the guy on what’s happening when he’s with a new girl. And the emotions that I feel during that. And she showed it to me and it was just to me super vulnerable and super deep. And I think that’s what I love so much about it. Is that like it portrayed and mirrored emotions that I was scared to face at the time. And I think that that was the super cool part about it, is that it pushed me into looking into how I was feeling.
Worlds Of Country: Do you feel that you naturally gravitate more towards that vulnerable side music?
Lyssa: Yeah, I think I actually do it’s like I’m super into, like, alternative rock, like that’s probably like next to country. That’s my favorite genre. And when I listen to country music, I really do like the deep stuff. So I think I definitely gravitate more towards vulnerability and songs that tell stories and really dig deep into emotion. I get much more than surface level stuff.
Worlds Of Country: So do you have anything in store after “ I Don’t Wanna Know” or nothing as of yet?
Lyssa: We’re working on it. I’m in the process of songwriting a lot right now. We know we will have a summer single coming out. We just don’t know what it is yet. So stay tuned for that.
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