I freaking adore UPSAHL so getting to preview her latest single was extra exciting! Her track, “12345SEX” is an absolute bop and is just as addicting, as well, sex. If you need a new track to add to your quarantine playlist, this is it!
What was the inspiration for the single, “12345SEX?”
UPSAHL: I’ve had the idea for this song, at least the title, for a while. It was just a matter of trying to figure out what message I wanted to put behind it. And then finally, I just realized, “fuck it, I’m gonna write a song about being horny and living your best life. “And that’s what this song ended up being. I hope people feel empowered, sexy, and badass when they listen to it.
What is your creative process like?
UPSAHL: It’s different depending on the day and the song. Sometimes I start with an idea for a lyric or concept, other days I start with a guitar or bass line. Either way, once the idea is kind of solidified, normally the rest of the song comes very naturally from there. When I look back at the process of writing my favorite songs, I literally feel like I just blacked out and then woke up and the song was there. Lol I think all the dopest songs happen that way.
Now with social distancing, more than ever, what do you think is the importance of music and community?
UPSAHL: I’ve never experienced anything like this. A lot of people haven’t, so I think it’s really important that we all look out for each other during this time. Obviously music is a universal language, so right now, while our only form of interacting is through the Internet and social media, music, no matter what language we speak or what culture we are a part of, is something we can all communicate through.
What’s next and what are you most excited about for your listeners for this single?
UPSAHL: I’m so fucking excited to put out this song. I feel like this kind of music is a part of me that I’ve been wanting to share with people for a hot minute, so I can’t wait for people to hear it. Following the single, I have a bunch of new music that will be coming out. I’ve been writing like crazy this past year, and I’m so pumped on all of these songs.
What can we expect from you this year?
UPSAHL: A LOT of music. I am so excited about the music I've been making recently, and I can’t wait to get it out in the world. And hopefully a lot of touring once the world gets back to normal.