Rising indie rocker Aspasia is quickly becoming one of our local favorites here in Nashville. Her exciting live shows compel audience members to dance to the melodic synth and dynamic drums beats. At the end of every show, spectators get a unique and unforgettable experience as Aspasia sends a sea of bubbles into the crowd.
Influenced by artists like Coin, Twenty One Pilots and Hippo Campus, Aspasia has a passion for lyrical storytelling and hopes to take listeners on an introspective journey when listening to her music.
We recently had a chance to sit down and chat with Aspasia, and let us just say...she is the definition of a true rockstar. We hope we are as cool (and kind!) as she is when we grow up.
Hi Aspasia! We love your new single "Raining" and are becoming big fans of yours. Your last two singles have been pretty autobiographical. Are all your songs based on your personal life experiences?
Long before I had any interest in being a songwriter or musician, I was very passionate about creative writing in school. English was always my favorite subject and I even enjoyed writing essays in college. My writing style definitely stems from that passion, and I love to get inspiration from not only the stories of my life, but also the stories I hear from others. When I sit down to write I don’t usually have a plan, but I love to write about and reflect on my personal life experiences. It’s also very therapeutic and in some ways, helps me move on from certain situations.
The color turquoise is prevalent in a lot of your artwork. Does it have a special meaning to you?
That is such a fun question and honestly something I haven’t thought too much about! I was always drawn to that color, and had my entire room painted turquoise before I even got into music. For whatever reason, it brings me so much joy and I love using it in a lot of my artwork to show how I would like to see the world. Also, it’s funny because the color is so specific to me. If it’s just a little too blue or too green, I won’t be drawn to it.
Do you have a dream "Bucket List" venue to play one day?
My biggest “bucket list” venue would have to be the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. It was the venue I saw my first Twenty One Pilots concert in, so it has a special place in my heart. I don’t know if this counts, but it would also be the biggest dream come true to play at Lollapalooza someday. Being from Chicago, I have nothing but fond memories from that festival and it would really be a full circle moment.
If you weren't a singer/songwriter, what career path do you think you would have chosen?
I actually have my personal trainer certification from NASM and do personal and group training. One of my biggest non-music related passions is personal training and helping people in their fitness journey.
If you were granted three wishes tomorrow, what would you wish for?
I’d say number one is I would wish I never lost my childhood stuffed teddy bear, Bluose. It may seem insignificant to some, but he was very special to me and as a kid I would take him everywhere. Losing him is truly one of my only regrets in life.
Another would be to spend a day with my Yiayia Spacey again. My grandma Aspasia (who I’m named after) got dementia almost 10 years ago now. She was my best friend and is a big part of who I am today. One of the reasons I go by my first name “Aspasia” as an artist is to keep her spirit alive.
My third wish would be to write a song with Tyler Joseph. He is my biggest influence and inspiration when it comes to songwriting and performance, and it would be an honor to pick his brain and collaborate on something together.