We are so happy to premiere Andria Piperni's gorgeous new song "Yours." It's lush and romantic and her vocals are just absolutely haunting. We talked to her about the song and being vulnerable.
How did you get started in music?
Andria: I grew up listening to my dad play the piano, he introduced me to so many great female artists. From a very young age, I would always be dancing and singing around the house. I also read a lot, which I think played a big role in my love for writing. Being an artist and songwriter was something I always dreamed of, but I never really took that dream seriously until I finished school and realized that the only thing standing in the way of this dream was my own fear. And once I realized that, I knew that wasn’t a good enough reason, and I haven’t looked back ever since.
Tell me about your new song “Yours” what’s the story behind it?
Andria: I wrote this song a few years back. It’s a real “hopeless romantic” kind of song. Love can often be complicated and many of us are understandably cynical, but we all want to believe in love that can sweep us away and be profound yet easy and pure. I think that’s what we all hope for at the end of the day – love that feels like magic. I wanted people to feel that magic in this song.
What has been the biggest challenge for you in your career?
Andria: I think mentally it can be tough sometimes in this kind of career; you really have to put yourself out there, and though it is largely about the music itself, ultimately the light will shine on you as an artist as well. It’s hard to separate yourself as an individual from your work, especially because music is such a subjective and personal thing. It kind of feels like you’re serving your heart on a platter to the world sometimes!
What’s been inspiring you lately?
Andria: Women. Women in music, women in my life…They’re just doing amazing things. I feel like we’re coming to this great place now where we’re encouraging each other and striving to be the best we can be, but without holding ourselves to unrealistic or perfectionist standards.
What’s your best piece of advice for young women?
Andria: Embrace who you truly are and don’t sell yourself short – whatever it is you want to do (or be), you can and your should. Don’t let yourself, or anyone else, convince you otherwise.