The excitement and confusion that comes with newfound feelings can be overwhelming, to say the least. Whether you catch yourself smiling at your phone one too many times or overthinking everything your crush says and does, the process of liking someone can be both draining and euphoric. 19-year-old singer Skylar Stecker is here to remind you that you’re not alone with her latest track “Questions”. A display of pop perfection, the track has it all. From the singer’s ethereal vocals to the romantic lyrics – which are steeped in longing and complex emotions – we are provided with sultry sounds and an introspective look into Stecker’s love life.
“Questions is a special song to me because I wrote this song alone during quarantine with someone special in mind,” states the young star. “The words and melodies just fly out of me effortlessly and I was able to finish this song in one day. Then I sent it to my friend and producer Jordan Manswell who took the production to another level.”
At the tender age of 19, Skylar’s boasts an outstanding resume. From taking to the stage at The Today Show and shooting to the top of the Billboard Dance Charts in record-breaking moves to mastering the guitar, drums and piano from the confines of her own bedroom, the singer’s raw talent is evident. And, with a string of new music releases on the horizon, the young star shows no signs of slowing down.
Check our our interview with Skylar below…
Hey Skylar! How has this past year been for you? How has it affected your creativity?
The past year has had its challenges, but it also allowed me the extra time at home to learn how to produce and produce vocals, as well as spend more time mastering the drums!
You’ve been performing and singing for years, how did you first get into music?
I entered a talent show when I was 9 to play the piano, which turned into me singing instead and from there on I was obsessed with trying to find venues where I could continue to perform and be around music in any capacity. That led me to performing National Anthems in College and then at Pro Sporting events. Eventually, I moved to California to pursue a singing career.
You’re 19-years-old and have already released your second album, what is it like navigating the industry at such a young age?
In many ways starting at such a young age was a blessing. Being young allowed me to be able to be like a sponge, and soak up knowledge
from people without judging where I was creatively. I explored different genres while also continuing to hone in on my writing and my vocal skills.
You were signed as well before becoming independent, why the change and do you prefer it?
What I have learned through that experience is that it’s more about the people involved and if it’s the right fit at the right time. As an artist, I have continued to evolve and the most important thing to me, regardless of being with a label or being independent, is that my voice and vision are heard.