Thirsty Thursday Featuring Aspasia
Thank you so much for chatting with us Aspasia! For newer fans, how did your passion for music and career come about? I was about 15 when my passion for music first started - definitely a little bit older than most people. A friend introduced me to Twenty One Pilots for the first time and I fell in love with their songwriting, so I decided to start writing songs of my own. I went to my first Twenty One Pilots concert and it completely blew me away, and I decided that’s exactly how I wanted to make people feel with my music. It’s really something you can’t explain until you feel it.
What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about pursuing a career in music? “Cut your losses.” I learned early on while forming a band that things aren’t always going to go exactly how you planned. In this industry, you need to be able to handle the hard times and rejection, so you can move onto the things that are actually meant for you. We all have our own unique path in the industry and there’s no use dwelling on things that don’t work out how you wanted them to.
How was the last year for you? What were your highlights? This last year I’ve finally gotten back to performing on stage after 2020. My biggest highlight has been the variety of venues I’ve played, and the new connections I’m making in the industry.
If you could only perform one of your songs for someone who has never heard of you, what song would that be? “Try” is always the last song I play on stage and it’s where I shoot a bubble gun into the crowd. That really is my favorite moment on stage and I would definitely play that song to someone new if I could only choose one. “Try” will be coming out later this year!
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs? At the end of the day, I hope people really listen to the lyrics of my songs and understand that life isn’t meant to be taken too seriously. I hope my music gives people a sense of purpose just like Twenty One Pilots’ music did for me, and I hope that my shows can be a sense of escape for people, where they can forget the stresses of life and dance with strangers and blow bubbles for the first time maybe since they were a kid!
What is your favorite breakfast? My favorite breakfast are these chocolate protein pancakes I make! I add peanut butter, bananas, and lots of maple syrup on top.
Home cooking or going out for dinner? I absolutely love going out to dinner. Something about the atmosphere and fun of getting out of the house and trying new foods is so exciting! Where is your favorite place to eat in your hometown? There’s this restaurant called Standard Market in my hometown of Hinsdale, IL, and I’m obsessed with their salad and sweet potato fries. I could probably eat that meal every day for the rest of my life.
What do you think is the most important meal of the day is and why? The most important meal of the day is definitely dessert because it rounds out the entire meal. I have a big sweet tooth, so I have to eat something sweet at the end of the day!
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Diskin Cider would be the coolest brand to sponsor me because they’re locally brewed in Nashville and its hands down my favorite drink of all time!
Website: aspasiamusicofficial.com Facebook: @aspasiaxmusic
Aspasia is an Indie/Rock artist based in Nashville, TN. Her exciting live shows compel audience members to dance to the melodic synth and dynamic drums beats. Influenced by artists like Coin, Twenty One Pilots and Hippo Campus, Aspasia has a passion for lyrical storytelling and hopes to take listeners on an introspective journey when listening to her music. At the end of every show, spectators get a unique and unforgettable experience as Aspasia sends a sea of bubbles into the crowd. Her most recent single called “The Millennial” was released on April 22, 2022.