We had a chance to chat with 15-yr old singer songwriter Presley Tennant about her brand new music video for her single, “The Woods”, including potential blooper clips and time management of the video shoot! We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did! So without further adieu, Lemonade Magazine is proud to present up and coming pop artist, Presley Tennant!
Lemonade Magazine: Thanks, Presley! And congratulations on the release of “The Woods” video! It is so cool, but before we get to that, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Presley Tennant: Hi! I’m Presley Tennant! I’m a 15 year-old songwriter and recording artist, and I’m from Southern California.
LM: The song is pretty subdued, but showcases your powerhouse voice. What inspired “The Woods”?
PT: When I wrote “The Woods” it was actually supposed to be just a fun little song inspired by Little Red Riding Hood that I didn’t plan to release. But it was always in the back of my mind. The more I thought about it, I realized that the song really resonated with what was going on in my real life in terms of conquering my fears, and not letting any obstacles or people get in my way, or slow me down…so I just ran with it, and here we are!
LM: Sometimes those are the best songs and I think this goes to show that no track should be wasted! “The Woods” video is visually stunning as are most of your videos. What prompted you to go “big” with the movie style videos as trends are going toward minimalism?
PT: Wow! Thank you! When I finally got to the stage of the song where I knew I wanted to release it, I think it was important to tell the story visually AND musically. I was always told to “go big or go home”! *laughs*
PT: I had just a few challenges, one being the terrain…it was so hard to not look clumsy walking down the hill with sliding debris while wearing my heavy cape. Actually one of the dancers was running, and ended up rolling right down the hill, it will make for a great bloopers clip later on.
LM: Oh geez! That blooper clip is going to be awesome. Can’t wait to view that one!
The second challenge was time! I was in the production “Aida” at the same time, and it was black out (mandatory rehearsal). So every shot of “The Woods” needed to be perfect, so that I could make it back to rehearsal on time, or I would have been cut. It was crazy!!
LM: Talk about packing your schedule! Now that “The Woods” is out to the world. What do you have planned for 2018?
PT: We are currently working on new music and upcoming events. I’m also very proud and excited to announce that I am performing for The Rise Up Concert, an anti-bullying event at the Avalon Hollywood on March 25th. I will be performing several of my newest releases along with “The Woods”. Tickets are on sale at: Purple Pass.
LM: Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us, Presley! We really appreciate it!
PT: Thank you so much for having me!
Check out the music video for “The Woods” by Presley Tennant on YouTube below and pick up the single on iTunes now!