An Interview with Savannah Judy

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Pioneering indie rock band Duplexity have shared the second single off their upcoming EP 'Billboards', with Savannah Judy taking the lead on 'Drop the Act'. Backed by brother Luke Judy singing backup, the single is streaming now on all major platforms.

Inspired by a real-life experience, 'Drop the Act' is the age-old tale of being
enamored with someone and exhausting yourself trying to look for signs
that they feel the same. It’s an upbeat, fiery, modern rock song, and we couldn't wait to talk to Savannah about it.

It's lovely to speak with you today, thank you for taking the time. When did you first start making music?

"I first started making music when I was about 7 years old. I would write little rhymes, Melodies and create little tunes. I got my first midi and beat making setup at a young age. I’ve always loved music in its entirety. All my favorite cartoons were musical ones like The Wiggles."

What influences have inspired your sound the most?

"The influences that inspired our sound the most are the alternative and grunge bands of the 90s and early 2000s. Such as Green Day, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, and Metallica!"

Is there a constant meaning or message behind your music?

"Each of our songs each have a unique feel, but I would have to say the recurring meaning behind our music is confidence, Leo and fully embracing your feelings.  We love to spread the message of self-positivity and love! Especially when you are a teen, you don’t always feel like your feelings are heard. We hope that kids can listen to our music, and it gives them a voice."

We really enjoyed your latest project; how would you describe the sound behind it?

"The sound behind my latest project, 'Drop the Act', is inspired by my own true feelings I once had for someone who meant a lot to me. However, I had these romantic feelings at a young age and my love interest was playing the “fool”. It was a complicated and frustrating experience, and I thought it would be great to use for a song. So, I combined my love for rock music and the frustration I felt into one song!"

Let's focus on your current release, can you tell us a bit more about the track?

"‘Drop The Act’ which was released Sept 8th. It’s a fiery song about the complicated feelings of love and liking someone so much, but they aren’t giving you back the same energy. It’s an eclectic mix of modern rock and alternative."

What is your songwriting process, and what is the most important thing when you're bringing a song to life?

"My songwriting process is eclectic, it organically happens whenever I’m inspired. Once I’m inspired, I begin the first stages of songwriting. I am constantly jotting down lyrics. Sometimes I immediately make a melody and sometimes I wait. Sometimes I am a “write the melody first” kind of person. Once I do that, I’ll add instruments to it and then take it to the studio to make a demo. I really enjoy songwriting; it’s such a creative process and I love that you can make a song about anything you want. It’s the ultimate creative freedom."

What’s next for you as an artist?

"What’s next for me as an artist is to release all the music we have been working on this year, play shows around LA and NYC and grow our fan base. A musician is nothing without this! The crowd is what keeps shows alive, so I want to work to build a special relationship with those listening!"

A few final questions before you go, what advice would you give to new artists?

"I would give this advice to new artists. Before you start any song or any album, make sure you are 100% sure what your sound is. The best way to find your sound is to simply listen to yourself. Every musician has a genre that they naturally lean to. I was lucky to have found my sound at a young age due to my parents creating a musical environment for us to grow up in. It takes time and self-reflection but once the work is done it’s the best feeling ever to be confident in who you are musically."

What has been your best moment as a musician so far?

"Wow that is a hard one, this has been the best experience of my life. I have loved every minute of this journey. If I had to pick the biggest highlight, it would have to be the very end of our last show at the federal. The crowd cheered and applauded. It made me feel so accomplished and happy that people got to hear what we have been working so hard on and they liked it."

What do you like most about playing music?

"What I like most about playing music is the feeling I get when I am creating music either from singing or playing an instrument. It’s a feeling of pure happiness and it’s something I’ll never get used to. Whenever I play my music, I feel so proud and excited, because I’ve been looking forward to this journey of being in a band my whole life. My most favorite part about all of this is that I get to do it with my favorite person in the whole world, my brother Luke. He’s my number 1 and I’m so lucky to be able to go on this journey with him."

Duplexity’s third single Demons will be releasing in early October followed by the release of their EP Billboards on October 20th in an epic release party at the historic Globe Theater in Los Angeles. The duo is also working on music videos and planning other live shows in 2023.

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