Interview with Vanessa Hillman

Having grown up attending local festivals and restaurants, Vanessa Hillman is certainly a captivating storyteller. Fast forward to the present day, and this songwriter is about to change the industry forever. Back with latest release ‘Tongue Tied’, the prominently pop track has elements of fierce R&B throughout.

What would be your dream support gig? Bonus points for place/venue.

I would love to support Kiana Lede. I followed her career specifically when she was supporting Ella Mai on tour. I was living vicariously through her social media of what it’s like to be on tour with a major artist and have so much change for you because of it. It would be full circle if I ended up doing the same for her. Plus I love her music. In fact, this is me trying to speak that into existence now.

Tell MoggBlog viewers about your latest release! What’s the inspiration behind that?

The title is a play on words. I was tongue tied literally and figuratively. I was giving the wrong person my affection knowing I shouldn’t. But I could never say no because I was so infatuated. I kept the vibe fun and light because that’s how I felt.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

In some ways I hate it, other ways I’m grateful. I love the ability to get started without a label and reach a more specific niche audience. But I hate the pressure to overshare and exploit your personal life. 

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