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Nessa Barrett Talks Mental Health, Her Music Journey and More In Our Exclusive Interview

Nessa Barrett Talks Mental Health, Her Music Journey and More In Our Exclusive Interview

Let’s look back on the last year and a half of music, shall we? Everyone here at the Honey Pop has been loving the new music we’ve been getting. With the world changing this past year, music definitely changed too. We’ve loved every minute of it, and we’re proud to say that Nessa Barrett is helping to lead the charge.

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Nessa Barrett is changing the way we see music. She was first introduced to the world as a social media influencer, but music has always run through her veins. With every new song, we see more of her talent and her style. Recently she has given us beautiful music, the lastest two songs being ‘counting crimes’ and ‘i hope ur miserable until ur dead.’ Everything from the music production to the music videos has kept us on the edge of our seats. Her talent shines through it all. We’re excited about whatever Nessa has to offer us next with her EP.

Talking about her start on social media, her musical influences, and how mental health ties into her music, Nessa helps tell her story in our exclusive interview!

You grew up with music surrounding you, and it was always a part of you. How did you know that was your path?
Something about it just made sense. Since I could walk and talk, I was writing and singing, so there’s always been the drive inside of me

Who are some of your greatest influences? How do you think they come across in your music or have inspired your aesthetic?
The Neighbourhood, Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Melanie Martinez – I just like good music and I think a blend of them has inspired my music/aesthetic. But I also feel like I’m a naturally dark person because of the things I’ve gone through, so I feel like that really inspires my vibe as well.

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Your following on social media rose at such a rapid pace. How do you think that has affected the way you perceive yourself and, therefore, your music?
At first, I definitely tried hard to fit in and be the person everyone wanted me to be. But once I started getting into music, I became my true self. Music saved my life in a lot of ways and honestly helped me become the person I am today. I’m very passionate about being authentic & staying true to myself, especially in the social media space.

You said your new song, ‘counting crimes,’ is starting a new chapter for you and your music. What’s one word you could use to describe this new chapter?
Nessa. I finally feel like I’m really embodying me within myself and my music.

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‘la di die’ ft. jxdn was such a pivotal moment in your music journey; it was also your first collab. What would be your dream collaboration?
I’m always down to work with other artists to create something amazing!

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How did the concept for the music video come about and what does it mean to you?
We decided to take the song literally and start counting the crimes. Thought it would be so fun to get together my girl gang & just jam out to the song!

Struggling with mental health can be hard. How do you think your music has helped with that?
I write a lot about my emotions, especially in my upcoming EP. I hope people can relate and know they aren’t alone.

If you could say one thing to your past self, what would it be?
Your birthday wishes every year will eventually come true.

Your music has been said to speak to masses of people. Did you ever think you’d be where you are now?
Which is still so crazy for me to comprehend, it all still feels so surreal. I never thought I’d be able to come this far, it’s been such a dream.

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What does bad b*tch energy mean to you, and how do you embody it in your everyday life?
Knowing your value and standing up for yourself against the toxic people who try to bring you down. Everyone’s got a little bit of this in them, just have to find the right time to bring it out.

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We are obsessed with everything that Nessa Barrett has shown us this past year, and we’re excited to see what comes next from her and her talent.

Are you a Nessa Barrett fan? What’s the one song of hers you can’t go a day without listening to? Let us know in the comments or tell us on Twitter @TheHoneyPop! You can also let us know on Facebook or Instagram!


Featured Image Source: Courtesy of Kristen Jan Wong, Photographer & THP Graphic Team

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