Interview with Scarlet Ayliz

Today on What On What’s Good with Jovin Tardif, I am here with NYC native Scarlet Ayliz. Scarlet is a singer/songwriter. You may have seen her as a contestant on American Idol. Scarlet is currently working with producer Aaron Pearce and writers Stephen Kirk, Nikki Williams & YNG1NCE. She has 4 new songs coming out very soon.

Scarlet Ayliz
Scarlet Ayliz new single in May 2021

1. Describe your experience as an American Idol contestant.

My experience as an Idol contestant, albeit short-lived as I made the decision to leave due to better opportunities that came my way, was very educational and rewarding. I learned a lot about television and how much goes on behind the scenes! But I also was able to ground myself seeing that the audience process is very similar to any other one- despite the thousands of cameras. It was a very real experience and was a big confidence booster for me after I got my golden ticket.

2. What can you tell us about your upcoming project?

I can tell you a bit~ but I can’t say everything just yet! It’s gonna be different than a lot of music out there right now. And although it isn’t exactly ‘eccentric’ it’s unique, and very well constructed.

I personally have written a majority of the lyrics in my music, and have a very hands-on approach to the process. You will see a lot of my personality shine through and can see me reach a wide range of emotions from desperate, and hopelessly in love, to confident and self-assured.

The song topics range from setting my standards high and putting out that not just anyone can get with me, to the insecurities and anxieties of new relationships that may or may not work out, to songs that talk about a more heartbroken experience of trying to move on despite being so attached to something, or someone. You can expect a lot of things from this project, and I hope you guys enjoy it.

3. What can we expect from your new single in May? Should we expect a video?

You can expect one heck of a banger that’s for sure~ And of course!

4. How did you first get into music?

I got into music simply because I like it, and I’m good at it. I couldn’t really escape my passion for music, and I think that’s why I’m now in the position that I am. Music has always been my way of expressing myself, because as charismatic and camera ready as I may be I’ve had trouble being verbally affectionate, and or vulnerable. Music has always been the place where I’ve sung the things that I just couldn’t bring myself to say. In a way, it gave me a voice, and a way to cope healthily, and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

5. Who would you say you would like to collaborate with and why?

Most certainly BTS. I like their groove you know? I’ve been following them for about four/five years now, but I’ve been really into them for the past two years. I think they work super hard, and I think their music slaps. They’ve been able to do many genres and reach many audiences which I too wish to accomplish in my lifetime. They seem like an all-around good group and I would be honoured to someday work with them.

6. Do you have any favourite hobbies outside of music?

Yeah! I like to read and write a lot! I have a book that I based on some of my experiences and around a lot of people I know. I use the school they attend as symbolism for the way that teenagers and their mental health are treated by not only the media but adults. I’m hoping to publish it by the time I’m twenty and more established in my field!

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Jovin Tardif
Jovin Tardif is a freelance writer, storyteller, interviewer, reviewer and conversation starter.