At the age of 12, Girl Wilde started working on music and realised this is what she wanted to do. This led to her moving to L.A. at the age of 18, not knowing anyone there except her singing coach. Since then she’s released addictive pop-rock singles such as Nervous Breakdown, Fake Louis and Probably Crying.
In her new single, I Don’t Wanna Die she talks about the voices in her head, self-sabotaging herself yet remaining optimistic throughout the process. The song looks on the bright side, that even though she’s going through all these emotions at least she doesn’t wanna die. It’s aggressive pop that makes you want to throw things, dance around in your room and scream the lyrics at the top of your lungs. We chatted about what it was like moving to L.A. and music therapy.
Hi Girl Wilde, where in the world are you right now?
I’m in Los Angeles right now.
What was it like moving to LA at the age of 18? Was it all you expected it to be?
It’s far more fucked up yet amazing than I think I ever could have imagined.
What would your 18 year old self think of how far you’ve come and what you’re doing now?
I think I would be proud of myself for doing things the way I want to.
Would you consider music as a form of therapy?
Yes, absolutely. Whether I’m focusing on my own problems or escaping them, writing helps me. I can choose to face the issue head on or I can focus on getting my mind off things.
I love all your outfits on your Instagram. How do you come up with with these looks?
It all depends on my mood. Colors make me happy so I like to wear bright pieces.
What’s the story behind your latest tattoo?
pussy power ❤ a kitty for my two cats
What’s one food item you need to have during recording sessions?
I like to have an array of beverages
What do you want people to take away from your music?
That they aren’t alone.
Photo Credit: Jordan Douglas