A few days ago, indie-pop-rock singer-songwriter Andie Case unleashed her brand-new single/video, “I Think I’m God…”
Talking about “I Think I’m God…”, Andie shares, “The song itself is all about self-empowerment. Sometimes we can’t be the person that we dream to be right away or even our best self from day to day. It’s hard to love yourself on the bad days. This song is something to listen to, to remind you who tf you are, and hopefully be a step into climbing out of whatever hole you’re in. Everyone should feel like their own god!”
She continues, adding, “The video for ‘I think I’m God’ symbolizes the death of how I was raised to believe what a good religious woman should be. The song itself is all about self-empowerment but it definitely is targeted towards women. Women especially face so much judgment and abuse in the name of religion. So, this is my artistic interpretation of that. I’m letting go of the things that constantly made me question my worth, added to insecurities, sexuality, all of the judgment, and using it to empower myself and my fellow women.”
Andie made big waves in 2013 covering Katy Perry’s “Roar,” followed by her mash-up of Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart” and Rob Thomas’ “Lonely No More,” which went viral, amassing tens of millions of views. A series of original songs, including “I’ll Have You,” “All We Know,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” and “Champions,” collected 17 million streams on Spotify.
A tour de force of enormous talent, CelebMix caught up with Andie Case to find out how her music has evolved, the importance of her fans, and how her perspective on music has changed.
How has your music evolved, from your perspective since you first started making waves in the industry?
I think my music has evolved to just sounding more like me and less pop, I guess. I’ve found a way to bring a lot of different sounds together and not feel like I had to fit in a specific mold or genre!
You have such a loyal online fan base – do you find inspiration from them?
I absolutely find inspiration through my fans. I love being close with them and knowing how they’re feeling. It doesn’t feel separated in any way from like a “fan” to an “artist” they feel like my friends. When I’m going through something and post about it, they’re so supportive and are like “hey I feel that way too” and nothing’s more inspiring than feeling a connection through another person. Especially if you’ve never met.
If you were to describe your music to the uninitiated, how would you describe it?
I would describe my music as indie pop-rock. I write mostly everything normally on acoustic guitar first but then bring it to my rad producers and they bring all the Dua Lipa and Paramore vibes!
Talk us through your mindset going into “I Think I’m God…”
My mindset for “I think I’m god” was me wanting to write something from my highest most confident POV. I am a person of extremes so I either hate myself or legit think I could rule the world and I think I’m actually god. As delusional as it sounds, I think there’s a healthy amount of delusion a person needs just to get into that confident mindset cuz life is hard af, when you think too much it can kinda take away. So, this song is there to remind to shut that shit out and realize you got it.
The sound on the single is just massive. Did you work with anyone on this project?
Thank you for saying it’s massive! I worked with two very talented producer friends of mine! Prince Fox and Nash Overstreet! I brought them the song and they brought it to life!!
How did you first get into music? What sparked the interest?
I got into music because it made me feel less alone. Whether it was family problems or getting bullied, locking myself in my room and singing was my safe place. The artists I listened to made me feel less alone and I wanted to be able to do that too. Make someone feel heard.
Has your perspective on your music changed over time?
My perspective on music definitely has changed. I’ve found such a deeper love for what I’m doing. I deff had a more fantasized idea of what I thought being a “singer” was when I was young. It’s not as easy as it sounds but so much more rewarding once you figure out all the ways you have to hustle and fight to do what makes you happy.
Did your hometown impact your sound?
Seattle has definitely impacted my songwriting and zero fuckness. Between Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell alone, I am always trying to challenge my lyrics and keep my music guitar-driven.
Which artists/musicians had the most impact on you as an artist?
I was most impacted by Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and Paramore. I can tell you every moment I first heard these artists, they made me stop what I was doing and just listen!! I felt it in my chest and that’s when I know it’s real!
Who or what inspires you today?
Everything inspires me. My favorite artist’s newest song, an old movie, a speech, a good convo with a friend! Anything that makes me FEEL, I’ll stop everything I’m doing and open my notes or voice memo and have to get something down.
You’re clearly an artist to watch right now. What can your fans expect over the next six months? More music? Touring?
My fans can definitely expect more music! I’m buckling down in the studio this summer in Nashville and will be working on my debut album! Touring is also on the horizon for sure!!