Meet Finn OSullivan.
A incredibly talented and inspirational sixteen year who has a beautiful passion. Creating music.
This young lady who currently attends
New Vista High School in Boulder, sat down with us recently at her CD release party to discuss all things music, inspiration and future plans.
How did you get into music and developing a love for the art?
I’ve been around music from an early age. I think that hearing both of my parents play and sing to me as a little kid definitely sparked an interest. I started off by playing the piano, and the. Eventually started taking voice lessons. Music always really spoke to me in a way that other things didn’t, and I felt that it was such an important idea to have something that people of all genders, sexualities, races, and ages could connect to. I’d always hear songs by artists I like, and wish that I could write something like that. Once I started playing guitar, I really fell in love with it, and eventually started writing songs that I actually felt proud of, and was willing to share with people. It’s something that I’ve always found myself to be extremely passionate about.
How would you describe your music style?
This is always a little bit difficult for me to pinpoint, but I’d say my music style is sort of indie/alt pop.
Who are some of your favorite artist/songwriters that have inspired or helped influenced you?
I have a ridiculous amount of favorite artists, all of whom have had influence on my style. I think I take inspiration more from ideas than sound, and sometimes find concepts that really speak to me. I really love David Bowie, The Smiths, and The Shins. Their lyrics are all very powerful, and their sound is really unique. I love Dodie Clark (she plays the ukulele too, so that’s awesome!), and also Regina Spector, The Regrettes, and Ezra Furman as well. I love finding artists that use strong metaphors, and I also really enjoy people who aren’t afraid to push boundaries with their art, whether that’s in a new sound, or in the lyrics that they write.
Where do you hope for this path to take you? Any future plans?
As of right now, I’m hoping to go to college for music (although I’m not really sure where yet). It would be amazing to potentially form a band, and maybe even do a regional tour one day. The most important thing for me is that I’m able to keep writing and performing, and share my thoughts and ideas with an audience. My ultimate goal in writing is to create something that other people can connect to, and that they can feel like they’re taking something away from my songs after hearing them.
Where can we hear you? Do you play anywhere around town?
I’ve started playing a lot more around local venues. I played at The Laughing Goat (I’ll be playing there a few more times later this year), the Stone Cup in Lyons, and Full Cycle. I’ll also be playing at Innisfree pretty soon, and have some more gigs coming up later this year.
To listen to Finn and get more info about music and events head to FinnOsullivanMusic.Squarespace.com