From Tik Tok Performances to Recording an album, Erin Mcloughlin's Budding Talent Promises a Bright Future in Music
Erin Mcloughlin ©️ 2023
Today we have the pleasure to have her here on Goathead
GH: Hey Erin, good to have you here ! What inspired you to start writing music at a young age?
Erin: I’ve always loved the idea of writing music. I feel songwriting is such a good way to express yourself and explain how you’re feeling. I always loved English in school and poetry, and I think loving the world of writing and language so much really reflected on my love for singing and writing songs. Songwriting is like a secret. You can express how you’re feeling without really saying who you’re talking about or what you’re talking about. I remember seeing a quote I loved. “The things you are most afraid to write, write that”. It sticks with me every time I write a song because even if I’m scared to say it, I can express it through the lyrics I write. I find it much easier to sit down and write lyrics onto a page than speaking out loud. It's such a good way to express yourself. I remember writing a song about something that happened in my life and sending it to my friends. I told them I wrote it from someone else's perspective so that they wouldn't hate who I was writing about. It's a way of admitting something without actually saying it out loud. Almost like a secret. Pouring your feelings out onto a page has to be one of the best feelings in the world.
GH: Can you tell us more about your experience performing live at gigs and what was the most memorable experience you had?
Erin: The truth is I haven’t gotten the opportunity to perform in front of an audience yet but that’s the dream. I cannot imagine a better feeling than having strangers singing the lyrics that you wrote back to you. Seeing people relate to my songs would be the best feeling in the world. It’s a dream.
GH: How does your process of songwriting is set around?
Erin: My whole process of songwriting all comes from stuff that happens in my life. It can honestly be anything and I think that’s what makes it so special. You can truly write a song about anything. Friends, family, your first heartbreak, your last heartbreak, your struggles, your dreams, anything. My songwriting process is set on things that go on in my life but I also enjoy writing songs about things that go on in the people in my life’s life.
GH: What motivates you to create music and bring awareness to different situations through your songs?
Erin: Songwriting is such a good way to bring awareness to things that happen not only in my life but in the world we live in. I remember writing a song about an ED awhile ago that I never got around to showing anyone but it meant so much to me to be able to express something that so many people struggle with. Nowadays songs are written about absolutely everything and I couldn’t be more grateful to have an interest in writing lyrics. Most of my songs are based around stuff that happens in my life including when someone hurts you but I think it’s an amazing feeling to be able to write a song and express how you feel. I think of songwriting as a way to help me get through most things in life. My inspirations came from many things. Love, life and other people's situations/stories.
GH: Could you share some insights into your next projects?
Erin: My dream is to be able to share the lyrics I write with the world and of course to be able to sing them too. I was always told growing up to never give up on my dreams and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me.