BB: Tell us about the Hitlab Emerging Artist Competition.
SS: Actually, my mom entered me in the contest without telling me. When I was chosen for the top 10, she called me and started with, “Please don’t be mad, but…” I started laughing, because I was really excited about it off the bat!
BB: That’s amazing. Tell us about your music–where does the inspiration come from?
SS: Most of it comes from relationships (and, 95% of the time, relationships gone wrong), but a lot of it also comes from things I want from life. I also steal inspiration from my friends’ problems. My friends make a lot of jokes about me writing songs about them, but the truth is it happens much more often than they realize. Oops!
BB: Do you have a favorite song?
SS: My favorite song is always the one I’ve written most recently. I get excited about each song when it’s new, and then I stop caring once a newer one comes along. My love is fleeting.
BB: Where can we vote for you?
SS: You can vote once a day at this link: http://contests.hitlab.com/index/vote/sarahsolovay/0/3119. Voting closes Sunday!
BB: Tell us something weird about you.
SS: I’m not so secretly obsessed with the Supreme Court.
Boy, is there a class for you this semester! Good luck and don’t forget us!