The hauntingly beautiful, experimental pop visionary, Ramsey, has just released her seductively, dark masterpiece: “See You Bleed”, on February 13th.
Choosing to write and produce all of her own work, she gathered hundreds of thousands of listeners on her sound cloud, using social media as a sounding board. She is intriguing and talented, with a compelling voice, filled with emotion and a natural vibrato. Very different from the usual or any music currently out there, Ramsey processes the entire package.
Louder Than War, was allowed entry into her thoughts on music, future projects, and what motivates her to create.
Louder Than War:Where do you get your ideas for the hauntingly fabulous and
dramatic songs that you write and compose?
This question makes me nervous, I guess you could say I use past experience of mine and people I’ve know as inspiration.
How long have you been singing, and did you always want to be involved in music?
I would say for about 15 years, I’ve been singing since I was little girl. I always wanted to be a singer and was always dancing in the mirror and performing for my family, whether they liked it or not.
What messages are you looking to promote with your music?
The things I write and sing about are things that I don’t I feel like I can say out loud. When it’s all said and done, I hope that my music is as liberating and empowering for other people as it is for me. I
want my songs to evoke the same feelings in others that they do in me, whether the feeling be high or vulnerable or sexy or invincible.
What inspired “See You Bleed”?
That song is about an abusive relationship and getting ready to fight back.
What are your influences musically?
Nina Simone, Glass Animals, Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Feist, and The Shins are all artists that have had some influences on my musical style.
I was in both a jazz choir and a symphonic choir growing up and I was in a couple of different bands/groups, some in high school and some after, that helped me find my style today.
Do you plan a tour to support your new single?
Yes, I anticipate that I will start playing live shows in the next couple of months and a tour support my album soon after
What do you like best about performing live?
I can’t even put it into words; there’s no other feeling like it.
What’s next for Ramsey?
I’m going to hang some clothes and tweak one of my mixes. But in all seriousness, I guess it depends a bit on how things go after my album release and whether or not I will have the fan and tour support necessary to play across the country and, hopefully, the globe, Either way I will continue to write music and sing in order to stay sane.
All words by Eileen Shapiro. More of Eileen’s writing can be found in her author’s archive.