An Interview With Serena Foster
A brand new single premier from Serena Foster blends several pop styles together and creates a sort of swagger pop feel that fuses elements of R&B along with acoustic guitars, and huge choruses that stick with you.
"High School" is refreshing and familiar at the same time and the production is bright and vibrant just as Foster's vocals are and everything mends together freakishly well.
This is a pop song for a new generation and completely packs that youthful tonality and seasoned songwriting approach that really works well.
It's not hard to see the artist loves what she does and puts a lot into it as this is also not her first rodeo whatsoever.
Foster has quite an impressive library of releases under her belt dating back to 2015 and it's all honestly excellent.
You can hear her evolution as a performer, artist and songwriter throughout the years but those changes and that growth as an artist is why she is writing commercial worthy pop songs right now.
Serena Foster drops songs with life and color that all have a piece of her in them and that is part of why she's actually quite addicting to listen to .
"High School" also comes with a music video that shows even more of her character as an artist and her presence as a performer.
The video is below for your viewing pleasure.
With such a killer single release, we wanted to have a little chat with Serena Foster just to find out where this all came from in the first place.
TSWS: Okay Serena, let's start with "High School". This track was a radio pop single that blended different genres together really well. Where did this song come from?
Serena: This song is a personal tribute to the "haters" and "bullies". I wrote this record with my friend Carl Olson, and together we wanted to write an anthem for staying true to yourself. In high school there were a lot of bullies, so naturally we wanted to write music that can make you feel empowered despite what "they" think or say about you then, now, and forever.
TSWS: The video for the single was outstanding! Did you come up with the ideas yourself? Are you happy with how it came out?
Serena: This music video was everything I ever envisioned for this song. The director, Kate B, listened to my inspiration ideas, and then completely executed everything I wanted and more. Kate was a huge reason this music video was such a success, and I feel truly blessed to have been able to create this with not only such a talented female director - but one of my dear friends. I am so grateful to the entire crew and cast as well, it would not have been possible without everyone involved.
TSWS: I'm hearing several styles vocally and musically here. Who are your atual biggest musical influences?
Serena: My biggest influences are Lady Gaga, Marina and The Diamonds (Marina), Julia Michaels, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa.
TSWS: How did this all start for you?
Serena: I have been singing since I was four years old, started playing guitar at nine years old, and then began playing piano at age sixteen. My dad John Foster, is a professional musician himself, so it has always inspired me to walk in his footsteps.
TSWS: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Serena: Definitely making film projects with my production company Starglow Productions!
TSWS: What sort of things inspire you to start writing a track?
Serena: Anything and everything.
TSWS: How does it work for you song wise? Do you come up with melodies or lyrics first? Or is it production?
Serena: It could be any order, but usually for me: guitar first, then a melody, and then add the production.
TSWS: Who are you listening to right now?
Serena: Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga non-stop.
TSWS: What do you think is next for you as an artist?
Serena: I look forward to continuing to put out more music and music videos. I will continue to bring awareness around the issuing of bullying, and hope to inspire those who have ever felt like they don't fit in. My nonprofit on instagram is @officialnomorebullying
TSWS: You wake up in the middle of the night super hungry. What's your go to late night snack? (this is a question of character)
Serena: Oh wow I love this question, hmmmmm, I would say something sweet - preferably chocolate. hehe
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Serena: I LOVE YOU ALL SO SO SO SO MUCH! Without you guys, there is no purpose to do this.