LA-based pop artist, songwriter, and creator, Maggie Andrew has released part 2 of her 3-part trilogy, "ILMIHM" (I Love Me I Hate Me). This trilogy is an in-depth musical, visual and emotional experience, inspired by her own life, that will introduce fans to a world they can immerse themselves in. Honestly, this was my favorite track, and I couldn’t wait to interview her.
What was your inspiration for your "ILMIHM"?
Maggie: I’ve always felt like I’ve been in a never-ending state of survival mode. My fight or flight never seems to shut off. When I was writing survival mode in 2019, I never really spoke with anyone about everything I was feeling. It was all building up inside of me, then I just exploded, and this is what came from it.
What has your journey been like as an artist?
Maggie: It’s been a long ride for sure, but one I’m not planning on getting off of anytime soon! So many ups and downs, a lot of constant change. There’s been disappointment, excitement, sadness, and joy - it’s like I’m living in my own cinematic world. I’m learning and growing more every single day. I wouldn’t change a thing.
What about this project makes it a trilogy, and why did you decide to do that?
Maggie: The 3 songs together tell such a huge part of my story in a very cohesive way. I have so much to say and so many emotions that I couldn’t fit them all into just one song. So we made the trilogy!
Favorite track of the 3?
Maggie: That’s a hard one! I love all of them for different reasons, but if I had to pick one, I would say ILMIHM because it sounds spooky.
"At 15 years old, I begged my mom to take me to Walmart to get Taylor Swift's debut deluxe album and I never turned back. This was my very first entry point to stan fandom. Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee I was exposed to a ton of music - from rapping 3 6 Mafia to bopping to Justin Timberlake's solo discography. Now, in LA have a day job working in nonprofit development, but by night, I'm a full-fledged fangirl. I'll listen to generally any genre, but I'm a sucker for a good pop song. If you ever need someone to scream sing Carly Rae Jepsen's E·MO·TION with, I'm your girl. No, I still have not gotten over the One Direction hiatus. Please continue to respect my privacy. Twitter : samfonggg, Instagram : samantha_fong"