ELLE WINTER's One More
THERE IS A GREAT EXCITEMENT SITTING DOWN WITH RAPIDLY EMERGING 18 YEAR-OLD POP-SINGER ELLE WINTER WHILE SHE VISITS LOS ANGELES DURING HER RADIO TOUR.
ELLE RECENTLY RELEASED HER SINGLE "ONE MORE" THIS YEAR. IN THIS INTERVIEW, SHE SHARES HER EXCITEMENT ABOUT THE SINGLE'S MUSIC VIDEO, BEING RADIO DISNEY'S "NEXT BIG THING" AND MORE.
Hey Elle, how are you doing this morning?
A bit bummed that it’s raining in Los Angeles, I guess I bring bad weather with me — Elle “Winter” is coming!
What are your plans for the day?
I am putting an audition on tape, followed by band rehearsal for an upcoming show in Colorado. And also going to my favorite smoothie place in LA, the Body Energy Club — it’s so good!
From what I can tell, you have a huge support system at home. Tell us a little about where you’re from and growing up.
I do! I am from New York City and currently based there. My sister and mother are on set today, they are totally my biggest champions. I feel very grateful for the relationship I have with them. Having their constant, unwavering support since day one has always given me the courage to pursue this career and put myself out there in the way that’s expected of an artist!
How did music get started for you?
My mother says I have always been singing, since I could talk. When I was eight I was a part of an acting course. At the end of the semester they had a showcase where I met my first agent, this lead me to being discovered and developed by Radio Disney at age 13.
Can you tell us about your single “One More”?
‘One More’ is my debut single and is very special to me because it is the first song I am releasing from this new musical chapter.
After I was a part of Radio Disney’s ‘Next Big Thing’ I had been working with many different producers and writers, exploring what sound and direction I wanted to pursue for a few years. I feel like I’ve finally created a body of work that’s authentic, not only in the musical style and sound but in the lyrics; all these songs tell my stories.
‘One More’ articulates a concept I have wanted to write about for a while; about things happening for a reason. I wrote this song about how randomly we can meet people and feel like they could be “the one” and that it was destined for you to meet at that exact moment. The right place, the right time, these "sliding door" moments that alter your destiny.
What was the process like creating the music video for it? Any moments on set that stand out to you?
It was awesome to create this music video. I had a lot of creative control throughout the process. I wrote the treatment! It’s so cool to see the final product and have it all come together even better than I imagined! On set, my sister and manager were on a “date” as extras and it was very hard not to laugh while shooting.
Who is your greatest influence?
My greatest influence in my life is my mom. She is so hardworking and selfless; she is the most amazing woman. My biggest musical influence would have to be either Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran. I think Bruno is such a true entertainer and has an infectious spirit! I love Ed Sheeran because of his honesty and authenticity — his songs are all so incredible.
What’s happening for you over the next few months?
I am doing lots of promo for my new single. I just completed a North-East promo tour and will visit other radio markets soon! I am also performing a lot and opening for some of my favorite artists very soon, I can’t wait to share more details.
When can we hear new music from you?
I have this body of work that I am truly proud of, so hopefully end of summer or fall I can release it and share it with my supporters!
How would you describe your fashion style?
I would describe it as edgy, yet sophisticated. I love a good pair of pants and cool heels paired with my leather jackets.
Have you bought anything cool lately?
I just bought this interesting corset top that I am wearing for a performance I have at The City Summer Fest in Colorado next week. I am so excited to perform in it!
If you’re going to be a book, what book would you be and why?
I’d be a book of positivity. In my life, I try to be as optimistic as I can and bring joy to those around me. Whether that is through my music or just giving people around me compliments or a listening ear.
If you will be given the chance to help a specific cause/charity, what would it be?
I have been involved in the organization ‘Music Is Medicine’ since I was twelve. I also have an on-going relationship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. These organizations allow me to bring music to children in hospitals across the country. I know how much joy music brings me, so I feel grateful that I can hopefully spread that joy to others who need it.