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Interview: Savannah Outen Discusses Her Infectious New Single, ‘The Hard Way’

In the years since Savannah Outen’s began her artistic journey at the age of fifteen the beautiful songstress has found unprecedented musical success. For, in addition to becoming a fixture on the Radio Disney charts her ubiquitous renditions of various cover songs have garnered her more than 120 million views on YouTube.

Last year, Outen’s hauntingly ethereal track, “Sad In The Summer” spoke about letting go of the past and finding freedom. With her infectious new track, “The Hard Way,” the beautiful artist has managed to discover something else — a sound like no other.

Not only does “The Hard Way” feature Outen’s hook-laden melodies and distinctly powerful vocal prowess but the track showcases a deep level of emotional artistic maturity, proving that she’s becoming an even bigger force to be reckoned with.

I recently spoke with Outen about “The Hard Way,” songwriting and more in this exclusive new interview.

How did the new single, “The Hard Way,” originate?

Savannah Outen: For this track, I was in the studio with writer, Adam Melchor, and producer, Giulio Cercato. It was the first time the three of us had worked together and there were great vibes right from the start. I like to live a song before I write about it and that day we were all venting about the music industry and our individual takes and experiences. I was telling them how long I’ve been pursuing music and that there was a period I went through where I was feeling a little bit of doubt. We started with that idea. There’s a phase in your life when you’re in your twenties and maybe just getting out of college. A time when you love what you do but nothing’s happening. It’s a song telling you to keep going and trust your gut. Even if it takes longer than you thought. We wanted it to be fun but not too serious, with a cool 60’s/70’s vibe. It’s a song about my life and I’m so glad it’s out for everyone to hear.

What was the recording process like?

SO: Since we already knew what we wanted to say we needed to find a groove to match. The thing I love about this track is that it steers in the sonic direction of where I’m going. I loved infusing synths and live instruments and diving deeper into a gritty alternative world.

What can you tell me about the video for “The Hard Way?”

SO: I made the video with a great friend of mine, Ryan Espinosa. The video is fun and lighthearted and I even got my band involved. The cool thing is the song, artwork and video were all done with people that are close to me, which makes it even more special.

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Interview: Savannah Outen discusses her new single, ‘Sad In The Summer’


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Savannah Outen took a bit of a break to find herself both as an artist and person, but has returned stronger than ever. The beautiful songstress’ brand new single, “Sad In The Summer” is evidence of that. It’s an ethereal, haunting and self-reflecting track about letting go of the past and finding your freedom. With a new-found sound and an infectious, summery groove single, Outen proves that her brief hiatus was worth the wait.

AXS recently spoke with Savannah Outen about “Sad In The Summer” and more in this new interview.

AXS: How would you describe your style of music?

Savannah Outen: It’s a pop, soulful and rhythmic mixture. I look up to artists who are great storytellers, so I make sure that my lyrics are very conversational and nostalgic. I love singers like Christina Aguilera and Jessie J who can belt out and sing crazy melodies. I love to capture all of that in my songs.

AXS: What inspired your new single, “Sad In The Summer”?

SO: I wrote that song last year with Colin Dieden (The Mowgli’s). It’s about a casual relationship I was in with a guy that was constantly going back and forth. I feel everyone has been in a situation they know is toxic, and one that you need to get out of. It’s only a matter a time before you finally find the exit sign and are able to free yourself. “Sad In The Summer” is my anthem for that, and in writing the song I found a new sense of freedom.

AXS: What’s your songwriting process like?

SO: It changes every day, and that’s the best thing about it. I really like the visual of working from a title and for “Sad In The Summer,” I could already see the artwork and music video. It’s also a vibe thing. I wrote the song with one of my closest friends, and then an incredible producer literally took the song to another level. It all magically worked out. There was something in the room that was bigger than any of us.

Click here to listen to “Sad In The Summer”

AXS: Is “Sad In The Summer” part of a larger project you’re working on?

SO: Right now, we’re releasing one single at a time. An EP may be the goal at the end of the year, but I’m having fun just releasing singles. I’ve also seen the final edit of the video for “Sad In The Summer”, which will be ready to go soon. I’m so excited to share it.

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