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Fresh, catchy and empowering!
Hi Lisa, welcome to VQS!
Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
I’m a Filipina-American singer-songwriter based in Southern California.
Congrats on the release!
What was your inspiration for this new song?
Released on September 24, 2021. “Focus On Me” is more about that rollercoaster ride that your inner thoughts go through when getting lost in something that has nothing to do with you. I believe I texted my co-writer, a girl named jaen, about something that I saw online and she simply texted me back saying, “Focus.” I responded saying, “Focus on me,” and she came back to me saying that we should write a song about that and we did!
We co-produced this with Canadian pop producer, John Frame, and the first thing he created was the moving, warped bass that I instantly fell in love with. I thought it fit the lyric perfectly and really set the tone for this song. Going from this heavier feel and transitioning into a cool, easy breezy chorus took a little time, and there was a lot of back and forth as to how to accomplish that. This was my first time working with John and he was able to capture the mood of the lyrics for each section of this song perfectly while keeping in line with the Lisa Danaë sound that has been developing for the past couple years.
What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
The biggest lesson from this song is reclaiming your power.
What is your favorite part of the song?
My favorite section would be the bridge.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming events?
I’m currently writing my upcoming 7-song EP, which I plan to release in 2022.
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