Andrea Godin is a beautiful new recording artist with an angelic sense of innocence and a huge, amazing voice. Hailing from Canada, and performing since a child, this 24-year-old sensational talent has a unique dedication to her music and the music industry. She is about to embark on a tour this fall with Aaron Carter with her new single “Pages” dropping on October 7 and an EP shortly after. This is an artist whose career is about to skyrocket. She’s one to follow closely!
Tell me a little bit about what you’ve been doing and what you’re going to be doing.
This past summer I’ve been in the studio a lot, working on my upcoming EP. I opened for Aaron Carter in June, and he invited me on tour in the fall, so we’re leaving in October to go to some U.S. states. I’ve been performing a lot. I’m getting ready for my up-and-coming single release “Pages” So yeah, there’s a lot of stuff going on, lots of events, and that’s what I’m up to right now.
I listened to your music, and it’s amazing.
Oh, thank you.
I also read that you were doing a radio campaign in the U.K. What’s that about?
We’re working with this really great company out of the U.K. They are doing a radio campaign for “Hot Summer.” We have been working on it all summer long, and we’re going to be leading into a radio campaign for my new single called “Pages.” The requests have been really, really good from the people who listen to my music. So the more requests, the better. The more requests we get, the more airplay we get.
Do you have any plans in the near future to visit the New York are?
Yes, we’re hoping to get some shows booked really soon. We’re talking with certain people right now. So that would be amazing. I’ve always wanted to perform in NYC.
Andrea, when you’re driving alone in your car, what do you think about?
Always music! I’m thinking about music 24/7. People always tell me I’m humming everywhere I go, so I’m probably humming something random.
And you write your own songs?
Yes, I write all of my songs. Sometimes I co-write, but right now I’m writing everything I do.
What was it like growing up in Canada?
It definitely gets really, really cold here. I live in a really small town called St. George, and we have deer in our backyard. Being in a small town for so long makes me appreciate being able to go to big cities. That’s why I love Toronto, that’s why I know I would love New York. I’ve been to L.A., I loved it there, but it’s great growing up in a small town though.
How old are you?
I am 24 right now.
What or who inspired you and your music growing up?
I listened to a lot of Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child. I think that’s where I got a lot of my R&B inspired sound. I love Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys. I love a lot of Alicia Keys’ older music, like “Fallin,’” “If I Ain’t Got You.” I think that’s really what put that sound into my music.
As you were growing up, did you think that you were going to end up in the music industry?
When I was really little, I wanted to be a vet, but after I first started performing when I was 11, I knew that I would do this. I knew that I would come this far. I didn’t know when, but I knew it would happen.
If you could do anything on Earth for one day and as much of it as you wanted, what would it be?
It’s hard for me not to say something musically. There’s so much stuff I still wanna do with my music. It would be so amazing to perform in a big stadium and to perform with one of my favorite artists – collaborate with one of them, something along those lines. I would love spending a day doing that. So hopefully I will get to eventually!
If you could pick two celebrities to be your parents, who would they be?
Beyonce and Jay-Z
I love them. I’m a huge fan of them. It would definitely be interesting and amazing.
Do you believe in Love at first sight?
I’m on the fence with that. I think it depends, cause you need to get to know somebody before you fall in love with them, I think. But you never know what happens. That can always change when you’re in that position, right?
Absolutely! So if someone had written a book about your life thus far, what would it be titled?
That’s a very, very tough one. Honestly, something along the lines of “Road to Stardom,” and it would be about the ups and downs. You know, there’s really hard days and days that are really good. It’s always like that when you’re working toward your goals. There’s always twists and unexpected things that come up. I think that would make a really good story, and it’s reality at the same time.
You also dance, correct?
Yep, I’ve been dancing since I was four, competitively. Then, like I said, I started performing with music when I was 11. That kind of took priority cause that’s what I knew I wanted to do. I’m really happy I started dancing when I was so young, because it’s really helped my stage presence and my performance and my live shows. I can dance and sing, and it’s really a fun visual experience for the audience.
You just recently did a festival.
Canadian Music Week back in May. That was a really good experience. That was my first time out there. I’ve wanted to do it for years. The show was amazing, and all the performers got to network and go to seminars to learn more about the business. That was really cool, and I learned a lot there.
And you’ve just finished a red carpet event.
Yes, that was this just past weekend. I was really nervous because I’ve never done the red carpet before. It ended up going really well. We got an interview with the media. That was cool, and we got pictures. I’ll be loading those probably today.
Do you get nervous before a performance?
I get very, very nervous and excited at the same time. I don’t think that the nervousness will ever go away, because my live show and performance is so important to me. I want the show to be the best of my ability. So I think that’s why I get nervous. Once I’m on stage I’m usually totally fine.
Would you like to promote anything upcoming?
My single release is going to be out October 7. The single is called “Pages,” and we are doing a single release party for it on September 27 in Toronto. That will lead into our tour.
My website is AndreaGodin.com, and my Facebook and the rest are all listed there.