What Inspired you to write this song?

 

What inspired me most to write this song would be the loss and loneliness I feel from losing a parent. When you lose someone dear to you, the grief comes and goes. So I thought I’d feel better if I let it all out.

 

Describe the process/experience of creating this song from start to finish?

I started to write this song when I was missing that someone a little bit more than usual. I was in class and I really needed a distraction. So I began to write about the loneliness I felt. I like to twist things up when I write my songs. If others like to write songs to express their feelings, I write to hide mine. So I translated this kind of loneliness into something a lot more people can relate to, which is the kind that people feel when they’re far away from the ones they love. Instead of centralizing on the loneliness, I focused on reassurance. I feel that focusing on that would be a lot more comforting for myself.

 

Do you do something or listen to someone to kick start your creativity?

 

To kick start my creativity, I like to play around with a chord progression to see how many songs or tunes I can come up with and make them sound completely different at the same time. I also like to take the most cliché things to write about and twist it a bit.

 

Does songwriting come naturally to you?

 

Song writing comes naturally to me. I’d hum random tunes ever since I could remember.

 

Who are your biggest influences musically?

 

My biggest musical influences would be Lianne La Havas, Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith, and Esperanza Spalding. I love them.

 

Listen to OCEANS by Liana San Diego:

Oceans Lyrics:

 

Don’t cry my dear, I’ll be back soon

Just dry those tears

It won’t be long ’til I’m in your arms again

I know you’ll be blue

When we’re miles away

I know it’ll be hard for you to think

I’ll be okay, so listen up

Give me a kiss

Don’t worry too much

I’ll be alright

Oceans won’t stop us from loving

No plane, no rain can keep me from you

Babe, not even that could tear us apart

Just trust in your heart

‘Cause this bridge we built won’t break

And nothing compares to the love we’d make

We ain’t gonna fall

Be strong, my dear

Don’t lose yourself

While I’m away,

You gotta pick yourself up again

I know you’ll be blue

But we’ll smile anyway

I know it’ll be hard for you

But my love will find a way back home to you

Give me a kiss don’t worry too much

You’ll be alright ’cause

Oceans won’t stop us from loving

No plane, no rain can keep me from you

Babe, not even that could tear us apart

Just trust in your heart

‘Cause this bridge we built won’t break

And nothing compares to the love we’d make

We ain’t gonna fall

 

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Artwork by Gavyn Erediano.

Music curation by Abegail Kionisala & Redd Odilao.