Summer Watson Speaks Out About Her Big Return After Surviving Cancer, New Music And Creative Process
A big voice with an even bigger heart, soprano Summer Watson is a singer on a mission. The chart-topping international vocalist aims to inspire as well as entertain. “Go for your dreams and never give up” is the message of this world-class classical crossover artist. Having beaten breast cancer and survived a deadly train crash she knows all too well the setbacks that challenge us in life. But Summer also understands the importance of determination, the healing power of music, and how to let talent flourish.
Hello Summer, welcome to Honk Magazine, we are thrilled to have you with us today!
Thank you so much for having me!!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a British Classical Crossover artist, who now lives in LA. I trained at the Royal College of Music, London, my love of classical music and more contemporary music initiated the spark within me to want to be able to blend classical music with more contemporary music such as Sting and film music on the same album. I signed to Sony and had the honor of recording at Abbey Road studios, London – the album went to #1 on the iTunes charts in the US.
As well as performing the wealth of amazing music out there – I also love to write my own music. My inspiration comes from life’s journey embedded with the love of the phenomenal nature here in LA, Malibu being some of my favorite scenery. I love to reset at least once a week and head to Venice beach to swim.
“Break The Silence” marks your big return after battling breast cancer. What is the lesson you want your listeners to take from this single?
It is crucial for us all to take some time to get quiet, what is our inner self trying to tell us? And then to break the silence and release the authentic you. The Break the Silence song & video represents that many people work their whole lives and are never happy and go against what their inner voice is telling them. It doesn’t matter what we do in this life – but it is crucial that we are being authentic and can break free and live our truth.
You are a stunning warrior! Where do you find your strength?
Aww, that’s so kind of you to say! I pull strength from meditating every day, from the greats before me like Anne Frank, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana. My drive and strength on a daily basis comes from my amazing Mum. She has supported me my entire life.
You have traveled a lot, and your life’s story is truly inspiring. How does experiencing so many cultures influence your music?
I love this question. I think it is so important for all of us, especially artists, to get out of our bubble and experience as many cultures and different ways of living as possible. The weeks I lived in Africa and got to spend time with the Massai tribe and seeing the most amazing safari and landscapes definitely plays a part in the orchestration of one of the new singles in my upcoming EP Unveiled. Visiting Iceland & New Zealand and seeing the most epic scenery allowed for the visuals in my head for the new EP to come to life. Experiencing so many different cultures has allowed me to see that essentially we all want one thing and that is to feel connected and to be happy.
How do you create your music? Do you first write the lyrics or compose melodies?
I am extremely blessed to have been writing with my writing partner Taras for over 6 years now. I tend to share something that is inside of me that I want to express, we write the chord structure on the piano, then a vocal melody usually comes to me, and then together we write the lyrics based off of the story I want to share.
Your latest release topped iTunes charts, do you feel any pressure with your upcoming EP? Can you tell us a little bit more about this project?
Firstly it is still surreal that the SUMMER (Spotify) album with Sony was #1 in the States on the iTunes chart. I am more invested in the process of creativity than the outcome. Obviously, I would love everyone to be inspired by the new single Break the Silence and the whole EP Unveiled, but I personally am extremely proud of it as it marks a new chapter in my life. I have had an amazing year and it has been one of my most creative years to date. In April, my golden retriever Marleigh passed away in my arms and the pain was unbearable. The only way out is through – so I committed to being in the studio every day. Writing and recording every day releasing the pain from within was such a healing process. The other singles on the album represent different stages of the metamorphosis we all have inside of us. Break the Silence and release what’s inside of you, Unveiled is unveiling our inner beauty, This Life celebrates life – showing us that life is so beautiful.
How would you describe your sound?
The best way to describe my sound is to imagine an Adele pop-style vocal with epic Bond-esque cinematic orchestration. Classical, but mostly pop-driven, deep harmonies, and big ensembles for the world stage, with soaring but elegant vocals.
As a crossover singer, you create a truly unique kind of music! Would you give a chance to experiment with other genres like hip-hop or edm?
In a heartbeat – I love collaborating with different artists! I think those genres would lend themselves very well to a classical crossover vocal artist such as myself.
Who are some of the artists you would love to collaborate with?
Drake, Pharrell Williams, Sting, Adele, David Foster
What’s your current favorite song and album?
My friend and amazing singer Connor Duermit & Sam Fischer are two artists I love.
What’s next for Summer Watson?
Really excited to be telling everyone about the upcoming singles. Planning a new video for one of the singles. Lots of time interacting with everyone online. And then the plan is to get writing in the studio again!
Thank you so much!
Thank YOU so much Honk Magazine – it has been truly an honor to be featured in your fantastic magazine.
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Saint Heart’s Inspirational Journey
Saint Heart’s story is not without its share of obstacles and rejections. However, she uses these experiences as fuel to propel herself forward, refusing to let setbacks define her. Instead, she channels her energy into refining her craft and pushing the boundaries of her own artistic capabilities.
Her journey is a testament to the power of passion and determination. Saint Heart’s unwavering belief in herself and her abilities has been the driving force behind her success. She is a shining example of how far one can go when they combine their natural talents with an unyielding work ethic and an unshakable belief in their dreams.
Beyond her individual achievements, Saint Heart also aspires to inspire others through her art. She uses her platform to advocate for self-expression, self-acceptance, and the pursuit of one’s true passions. Her music, acting, and modeling all serve as vehicles through which she can connect with people and make a positive impact on their lives.
In an era where fame and success are often associated with superficiality and instant gratification, Saint Heart stands out as an artist who values substance and authenticity. She remains grounded, grateful for the opportunities she has been given, and committed to using her talents for the greater good.
As she continues on her journey, Saint Heart shows no signs of slowing down. She constantly seeks new avenues to explore and challenges to conquer. Whether it’s collaborating with other talented artists, experimenting with different musical genres, or taking on more demanding acting roles, she refuses to settle for mediocrity. Her hunger for growth and self-improvement keeps her moving forward, always striving for greater heights.
Saint Heart’s journey serves as an inspiration for aspiring artists and dreamers everywhere. It reminds us that success is not handed to us on a silver platter but is earned through hard work, dedication, and an unwavering belief in oneself. She is proof that with passion and determination, one can overcome any obstacle and achieve their wildest dreams.
The journey to stardom in the entertainment industry often necessitates expert guidance and strategic planning. In a unique and innovative approach, rising star Saint Heart has secured representation from not one, but four prominent entities in the industry – Paradigm Artist Management, Starburst Talent Management, Sovereign Talent Agency, and the GTK PR Agency.
Paradigm Artist Management is a globally recognized firm known for its diverse array of talent and a relentless commitment to promoting creative growth. Being under the banner of Paradigm offers Saint Heart access to extensive resources and a robust network, vital assets in establishing and enhancing a presence in the entertainment industry.
Starburst Talent Management, another formidable entity in Saint Heart’s representation roster, prides itself on its ability to discover and nurture talent. By bringing a personalized and developmental approach to managing Saint Heart’s career, Starburst ensures that the artist has the support needed to grow and thrive.
Further strengthening this multi-tiered approach to career management is Sovereign Talent Agency. This seasoned agency provides comprehensive strategic planning, leveraging their vast experience to secure the best opportunities for their clients. With Sovereign’s involvement, Saint Heart’s career trajectory stands to benefit from refined strategizing and optimal positioning in the industry.
Public relations, a crucial facet of any artist’s career, falls under the purview of GTK PR Agency for Saint Heart. Leading this charge is senior publicist Sherry Lee, a seasoned professional known for her effective communication strategies and deep understanding of the industry. Lee’s role is vital in managing Saint Heart’s public image and ensuring that media relations align seamlessly with the artist’s career goals and personal values.
This approach of multi-agency representation reflects a deep strategic inclination. Saint Heart’s decision to bring onboard multiple agencies, each with its own strengths and specializations, provides a well-rounded support system that covers all facets of a thriving entertainment career. While uncommon, this model highlights the potential for diversity and specialization in managing an artist’s journey, offering Saint Heart a comprehensive platform for growth and success.
Saint Heart’s journey is one of passion and determination, fueled by an insatiable drive for greatness. As a talented singer, actress, and model, she captivates audiences with her mesmerizing voice, striking beauty, and undeniable presence. Her relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering self-belief have propelled her forward, allowing her to break through barriers and achieve true greatness. Saint Heart’s story serves as a reminder that with passion, hard work, and unwavering determination, we too can embark on our own journey of self-discovery and fulfillment.
Marina Maximilian -“Lord Save Me”
Marina Maximilian has shared a new single “Lord Save Me”. Containing powerful, expansive sonics and sharply-crafted songwriting from Marina, “happy 4 you” is an evocative release.
Marina Maximilian Blumin was born in 1987 in Ukraine and at the age of 3 moved to Israel. Singer and songwriter Marina Maximilian has been gaining traction as an artist early in her career.
Marina Maximilian’s dream-like melodies. Atop the lush soundscape, she delivers a series of dynamic melodies that build enticingly throughout her verses, before reaching a pinnacle of emotion for a cathartic chorus.
Stream “Lord Save Me” now:
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