Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released the official music video for her newest single, “Cold.” Directed by Kyle Lamar of Digital Myle and SHARONE herself, “Cold” is the first single and video off of her upcoming LP, Reflection, due out December 7th, 2019.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Sharone and asked her a few questions about herself and her new music!
Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?
I’ve been playing piano since I was about six years old and began writing my own music at 8. I played my first show when I was 15 and began playing with a backing band about two years later.
What got you into music and what keeps you going night after night playing?
I loved creating my own compositions when I first started playing piano and I’ve always loved to sing and perform. I became really inspired by the artists that I listened to while growing up such as P!nk, Lady Gaga, Bonnie Tyler, and Celine Dion, and when I first discovered bands like Evanescence and Halestorm, I knew that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. Touring gets hard and pushing tickets for local shows becomes exhausting after a while, but being up on stage singing my songs with a full band behind me and watching fans sing along with me makes all the hard work worth it.
So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?
I’m gearing up to release a new album called Reflection on December 7th. I released the first single from the album back in April. It’s called “Cold”, and there’s a music video for it on YouTube. A second single called “Turn Back Time” will be released on October 25th.
If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else.
What is the weirdest or funniest question you have ever been asked?
“Oh, you make music?”. I got asked that a few times while hanging around local shows back in the day. I’ll never forget it. It definitely motivated me to self promote.
If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?
Being passionate, determined, and openly vulnerable in my music and performances.
On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)
2,593. It’s so different from my previous music but in the exact way I wanted it to be.
What do you feel is the best song you have release to date and why?
My new single “Cold”. It displays a lot of growth from my previous album Enchiridion of Nightmares. I can’t wait to share more music from Reflection and to release the album in December.
Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?
There’s always room to improve. I strive to always keep an open mind and push myself as a songwriter by trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone. I make full demos of all the songs I write and pass them along to my band with any written guidance they may need. Sometimes they like to change certain things or add certain things, and I’m usually open to them doing so as long as it follows the vision I have for the song. I’ve become more open to input and constructive criticism from my band and this allows for the music to breathe and grow.
If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?
I guess this is a fact my fans shouldn’t know about me since I like to act all tough and my whole aesthetic is being goth and spooky, but honestly I’m very easily spooked. My boyfriend likes to mess with me a lot, so one time at home I stepped out to the garage to grab something, and when I came back inside I didn’t see him, so I figured he stepped outside for a smoke. So I started walking towards the front door, at which point he jumped out from under the table and made a little fake scream sound, and I shrieked and dropped to the floor like a baby.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I’m not sure if I’m supposed to make up a color here or assign myself to a color so I’ll do both. If I were to be any color in the crayon box it would be the Purple Heart. Despite purple being a “sad” color a lot of the time, this particular shade has a lovely warmth to it.
And my new addition to the crayon box would be called “Halloween”. It would be a single crayon with pastel orange on one side, purple in the middle, and green on the other side. So when you draw a single line with it, all three colors are seen.
Who are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by women who fight hard for their dreams and for their voices to be heard and demand respect in the process. People like Lizzy Hale, Amy Lee, Maria Brink, Chelsea Wolfe, Alissa Gluz, etc. All of whom make wonderful music and command the stage any time they perform.
What’s an average day like for you?
I generally wake up pretty early in the morning and start out with coffee. Then I’ll go to whatever job it is I’m working at the time or try to figure out some other way to make money. Believe it or not, music doesn’t pay the bills. The rest is all dependent on where I’m at musically. I’ll either work on new material or do some of the more business side of things like booking shows for tours, planning releases, or answering interview such as this one!
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
I love my fans. They encourage me to keep going even when I get more discouraged than ever. If I know they’re struggling, I’ll reach out to them as much as I can to check in and see how they’re doing. They’re the light of my life. As far as meeting new fans, if you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you! I love meeting fans at shows and making new friends. I’m a hugger, so I’ll always meet you with a smile and a hug. Unless you’re mean or creepy.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
I occasionally get butterflies within the hour before I perform, and then my already existing anxiety in my brain makes me get far more worked up and nervous than necessary. I’ve learned that all I need to do at that point, is drink some water, take deep breaths, get myself warmed up, and remind myself that I’m doing what I’ve always dreamed of doing. And as soon as I get on stage, all the nerves disappear.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
My two favorite venues that I’ve played at are the Bluebird Theater and Gothic Theater. Both of them are absolutely beautiful rooms that are big enough to fit a large crowd yet are small enough to still be really intimate, and the sound systems at both are some of the best I’ve performed with.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Be loud. Believe in yourself and don’t give up. As long as you believe in what you’re doing and don’t shut up about it, other people have no choice but to pay attention. Work hard. Every day. Do something everyday that brings you closer to your goal. Whether it’s writing, sending out emails, or even just starting with a bullet point list of things you want to accomplish. Believe in your art and manifest it.