Wrenne left behind her Mormon upbringing in Utah to follow her dream of making a living as a musician, and her creativity and ear for a solid hook - showcased to full effect on Come Alive and its accompanying self-shot video - are now attracting attention from the likes of eBay and Vodafone, both of whom have already used her music in TV ads. Wrenne is published by Warner Chappell and April 2012 will see the release of her first EP.
Watch the video to Come Alive.
You can listen to Wrenne's Spotify playlist here.
How long have you been making music?
I started writing songs just before I arrived in the UK, about nine years ago. I suppose I became a musician as soon as I started singing along to the hymns in my childhood church.
What inspired your latest songs?
The last song I wrote was inspired by the comfort I realised when I accepted that I'm alone. ....You know, life and death...that's usually the subject matter of my songs when it comes down to it.
What process do you go through to create your music?
For the past several years, I have tried to only co-write. I used to hate the idea of polluting my own ideas with having to compromise with someone else. I changed my mind, though. Co-writing brings things out in me that never would have come out of me if I was sitting there alone. It's like trying to communicate in a foreign land. An adventure. Through co-writing, I have ended up writing music that doesn't remind me of anything I have ever listened to or that I listen to now. That's exciting to me.
How would you describe your sound?
Sincere. With some cool beats and a few catchy phrases on the subject of life and death. Opera lady in the background almost always. Talking-like-I'm-thinking in the foreground often.
What would your dream collaboration be?
I'd love to work with some bad-ass DJ like Erol Alkan....like a real soundscape artist.
Where can we catch you performing next?
We’re rehearsing right now, so watch this space!