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Interview by Carol Wright | Photographer: Ben Cope

We got to chat with singer/songwriter Anna Duboc about her musical inspirations and her song “Flowers and Graves.”

When did you first discover your passion for creating music?

When I was 8, I wrote my first song and that sparked the songwriter in me. I just kept creating from then on.

Who are some of your musical inspirations?

Finneas! The way he writes his lyrics and melodies are very touching. I also draw from older bands like Queen and a lot of 50s music.

You post videos of you singing covers. When you first started doing that were you nervous to put yourself out there in that way?

Not really. I have sung on stage so much that I think the nerves just kind of went away. Putting them online was no different for me.

You write and arrange all of your own music. Do you like to give yourself time each day to work on songs or are you less regimented when it comes to songwriting?

I try to give myself a schedule for when I write, but usually I just write when something comes to mind, when I have inspiration.

Tell our readers about your song “Flowers And Graves.” What inspired the lyrics?

“Flowers and Graves” was a way for me to express what was going on inside of my brain. It was inspired by an image I had in my head when I was emotionally in a very bad place. I took that image and turned it into something beautiful.

What advice do you have for young, aspiring musicians?

When you are inspired by something, write it down. You never know what it could be used for.

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