10 Questions with ... Bea Miller
September 15, 2015
1) We've been hearing great feedback on your live performances this summer. Are you having fun touring?
Yeah, I'm having so much fun on tour. The best part is meeting all my fans and interacting with them.
2) Congratulations on the success of your "Not An Apology" album. Where did you record it, and who was involved?
I recorded most of it in L..A, but every song I did -- with the exception of a few -- was recorded with different people, so it was an awesome learning experience working with so many talented writers.
3) The album features quite a variety of songwriters, ranging from Jermaine Jackson to the Madden brothers. How did you go about assembling this group of songs?
We wrote and recorded over 50 songs for this record, then my A&R guy and I went over them all and picked our favorites.
4) Between touring and TV, you've been performing often. What performance would you say has been your most memorable?
My most memorable performance has been the performance I did recently in San Jose, CA, because even though I'm an opening act, it seemed like everyone knew me and knew my songs. They were a really fun audience.
5) Drop names ... who are some of the coolest people you've worked with, and what made them special?
Freddie Wexler who wrote "Fire N Gold," and Mike Del Rio who did "Young Blood." These are the people who impacted my life the most because they taught me to be a better writer and help create amazing songs.
6) What's your favorite memory from your X Factor tenure?
X Factor brought me to where I am now and I'm very lucky that I got as far as I did so I could pursue my own dream.
7) What artists influenced you growing up?
I was raised with a lot of music around me at all times. My mom played me lots of genres and artists; I would say it's a combination of the hundreds of artists I grew up listening to.
8) Did you have a favorite radio station or DJ to listen to when you were growing up?
I used to always listen to Z100 in NYC and I love Elvis Duran.
9) What are your fave current songs?
I really like "Show Me Love" by Sam Feldt and I really like "Carry Me Down" by the Sweeplings. I also love "The Men That Drive Me Places" by Ben Rector.
10) What's next for you? What do you want to accomplish next?
Hopefully more touring and staying on stage. I'm very excited to experience having all my own fans in the crowd who are really passionate about my music.
What music would we be surprised to find on your phone?
I do occasionally listen to One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.