Pop singer-songwriter Kelly Padrick recently released a new music video, entitled “Waiting For This,” a song from her latest EP, Fires.
The video, conjuring up lush images of the 1920s, flappers, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is sleek and stylish, while Padrick’s marvelous voice offers sumptuous tones riding a contagious melody.
Padrick’s music has been featured in Fox Searchlight’s movie Trust The Man, and two of her songs – “Ties That Bind” and “The Brooklyn Hours” – accentuated ABC’s promos for Desperate Housewives.
With a new project in the works, and another music video set to be filmed in San Francisco, CelebMix caught up with Kelly Padrick for a quick chat.
What are the five things you can’t live without?
Just one thing – chocolate.
What’s your favorite song to belt out in the car or the shower?
I don’t really have a favorite – I usually sing songs I’m in the middle of writing in the shower.
What musicians/vocalists influenced you the most?
What would you be if music and singing were forbidden?
I would try to be happy no matter what I was doing.
What is your musical background?
Self-taught – I sang in the church choir and studied with various vocal coaches.
In the various venues you’ve performed at so far, which was your favorite? Why?
Rockwood Music Hall. It’s a very intimate setting.
Where do you find inspiration for your songs?
What is your songwriting process? Does the music come first and then the lyrics?
Usually the music and lyrics come together. Without the other it becomes labored.
What inspired your song “Waiting For This?”
I was due to do more recording with my producer, Nancy Hess, and I set out to write a happy song with a beat. It literally came to me while I was sitting on the edge of my bathtub, just putting words together and a melody. Not really a happy song but has a good beat.
Your latest music video, “Waiting For This,” projects a definite sumptuous sensuality harking back to the 1920s. Who came up with the idea for the video?
My director, Patricia Chica, had an idea for a 1920’s themed video and the venue for it worked perfectly, as it was very burlesque, fun type of 1920’s vibe and décor.
It’s presumptuous to ask at this point, but when might listeners expect new music? Are you back in the studio now?
Nancy and I are due to start working on a new project in September at her studio in Portland, OR and I’ll be doing a new video for “Groovy Days,” off my Fires EP, in San Francisco either at the end of this year or early next.