Get to know New Zealand artist Abby Wolfe, and her bouncy new single, Win You Over

Get to know New Zealand artist Abby Wolfe, and her bouncy new single, Win You Over

After ditching the sports field for a guitar, things are going swimmingly for the emerging star.

Born and bred in Dunedin, New Zealand, Abby Wolfe comes from a musical family, and after opting for sport over music for much of her childhood, picked up a guitar at age 15 to teach herself. The rest, isn't quite history just yet, but after her latest single Win You Over we get the feeling a pretty great career in music might just be her's for the taking.

We sent her a few questions to find out a little more, check out her answers along with the single below:

Tell us about yourself?

I’m 22 and originally from Dunedin NZ. But I live in Auckland now! I wasn’t planning on being an artist, I played a bunch of sport growing up so I always figured I’d head down the avenue of playing Women’s Basketball or something. I hit a rough patch, picked up the guitar and taught myself to play at 15, and from there I started writing. I hung up my shoes for music and fell in love with writing songs and here we are now!

What kinda tunes we talkin’?

Pop music, baby!

Production/writing process:

It’s never the same. One day I might bring a song to the studio that I’ve already been working away on and other days I’ll start something completely fresh. Some days it’s guitars, others it’s piano. It's forever changing. Co-writing has been the biggest turning point for me recently. Multiple brains will always take a session in a direction I wouldn’t usually go. I’m a huge advocate for spending time talking about what I’m writing about, and only after the theme is clear I'll start touching pen to paper for lyrics. I need to connect to that song over and over so I want it to be 100% authentic, 100% of the time.

Can you tell us about your new single, Win You Over?

WYO is fun, it’s bouncy and takes you on a probably familiar journey. It’s about the butterflies trapped in your stomach when you have a crush. That feeling when you see someone you’re attracted to and the speed your mind races at to figure out how you can get to know

Any shows coming up?

In the works! I want my live show to be a roller coaster of all the feels, so I’m pouring a bunch of time into the prep and planning at the moment. But it’s on its way...promise.

What’s the rest of the year have in store?

A buuunch more writing, maybe another single or two. Maybe more? Who’s to know?

Where can we hear more of your music?

Catch me on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.


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