Exploring Letti's Inspirations, Live Performances, Songwriting Alchemy, and Future Diss Tracks: A Candid Conversation with the Rising Music Sensation, Mary Helen Margaret
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Today We Have The Pleasure To Have Mary Here On Goahtead!
GH: Hey Margaret, great to have you here! What inspired you to start writing music?
MHM: I've been bullied a lot in my life. For the longest time, no one acknowledged that I could even sing. Now I sing for my younger self, and for all the other girls out there who feel they don't have a voice. I sing loud and put myself out there because I want the girls growing up after me to feel inspired and confident. Everyone deserves to feel great in their own skin. Everyone deserves to feel hot and desired and worthwhile. And I think we all hold ourselves back from the things we want. It's such a waste of time. I want girls to feel like they can be crazy or sing loud. Or wear whatever they want to wear.
GH: Can you tell us more about your experience performing live at gigs and what was the most memorable experience you had?
MHM: The first show I played was with my husband in a sleepy mountain town in Colorado. It was a really intimate experience that allowed me to actually engage with the people listening to my music. When you're pushing out marketing on social media, it's easy to forget that music is all about a human connection. It's about moving someone and taking them for a ride. I honestly prefer small shows, because it gives you an opportunity to get drunk and bond with the audience, not just keep them at arm's length.
GH: How is your process of songwriting set around particularly for your single "Witch Shop In Atlanta"?
MHM: I've found a really freeing songwriting process with my husband and producer, Small Scotch. These days, I improv basically all of my lyrics on the spot. And Small Scotch produces at the same time. It's the perfect way to marry lyrics and melody with a beat. Everything feeds off each other. Nothing is separate. We've gotten good enough at the process of music making, which is honestly terrible haha, to where we can create on the fly. We can keep the technical bits out of the way of the inspiration. And that's where the gold comes from. Pure inspiration.
GH: What motivates you to create music and bring awareness to different situations through your songs?
MHM: I'll never stop making music. There's always something in the world that needs to be addressed. Even if it's all the lying or hate in the world. Or your significant other being a cheating asshole. I love that music can give you that catharsis when you're going through a breakup. I think it's an absolute necessity. Music is what helps you push forward, even though someone just ripped your heart out.
GH: Could you share some insights into your next or latest projects?
MHM: We're constantly working on singles. We have an addiction at this point. A new single called "Get Out, Right Now" is coming out as we speak. It's inspired by Savanah and Trent from Love Island Australia Season 5! We wanted a diss track for all the f**k boys out there.