It has been a year since our first interview with Riley Sawyer, and while a lot has happened since then, especially in the last couple of months, we catch up with this talented music artist to see how she has been!
I have been really good. I can’t believe how much has happened in only one year. I have expanded myself into different fields including the music industry.
You have your first single coming out, can you tell us more about it?
I’m so excited to have my first debut single coming out with such talented artists on the track. Rendezvous features JRDN, Young Stitch and my dog Baby aka Tiny Baby. It is a seductive song, all about teasing (pulling in then pushing away). I wanted to do a song people can play in the bedroom or even when they are feeling themselves to get in the mood.
How much work went into it and what was the process like?
The process taught me a lot, how having the right team around you can make magic happen. I am so lucky to have had two amazing artists featured on my first single as they definitely made the process a great experience as they both taught me a lot, getting their parts done right away with a short deadline.
Where do you get your music inspiration from?
Being around artists a lot inspired me to make my own music, as I am always modeling in music videos/ promoting other artists music so I thought, why not make my own. One of my best friends who is an artist, “Ricki Rich” gave me the confidence to get out there and do it after being with her during one of her studio sessions.
What was it like transitioning to music and do you still do any acting?
The transition was smooth, as being in front of the camera acting and modeling, you must have confidence and believe in yourself. When making music, I feel it is very important to feel that way as well. Having that down already and having a team there for me to answer any of my questions made it a great experience that I am so grateful for.
How did the idea of starting your own talent agency come about?
After managing myself for so long and getting my achievements on my own, I realized more than anything, if I could help direct other models starting out and guide them in the right direction, it would mean the world to me.
As it’s an industry that you must have a good team around you because it can be tough to be in on your own at times. So being there for models who are as eager to be in the industry as I am, I decided to manage and help any way that I can to give back because that’s what I needed two years ago.
What can potential or aspiring talents expect and hope to catch your eye?
Talent that stands out to me are ones that have the drive and want it bad, as well as staying true to themselves, (not trying to change for anyone). They must have a positive attitude and be able to handle responsibility, as being in this industry, it requires strong individuals who can handle what is thrown at them while giving direction to the next generation.
With so many projects and managing your own business, do you have any free time for yourself?
I do set time aside for myself as self love is extremely important in order to be successful in your job.
Are there any exciting projects or plans you have lined up for the rest of 2020?
I have so much I can’t wait for everyone to see. For 2020 expect, greatness, strength, wisdom and always Hot and Trending!
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Upcoming Works: Single Rendezvous ft. Young Stitch x JRDN x Tiny Baby
Featured image from Jack Bolland -Toronto Sun
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