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Interview With Canadian Songstress Apricity

The Canadian songstress Apricity is a fountain of musicality and artistic expression. Her fiery energy, inventive lyrical content, and ambiguous beauty has inspired a sense of fresh air in this time of global artistic intervention. I had the blessed opportunity of being able to talk with Apricity about her music and source of creativity. Enjoy!



Warlock Asylum: Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your world with our readers and taking time out of your busy schedule to answer a few questions. In your own words, how would you describe Apricity? Please introduce yourself.

Apricity: I am an alternative rock singer, born in Scotland and now living in Puslinch Ontario.  I’m a bit of a joker, love animals and traveling, and embrace music. All My Lies is the first single from my upcoming EP which will be released in Spring 2021. Music is such a big part of who I am.

Warlock Asylum: Tell us a little about your background. How did your childhood years shape the woman you are today?

Apricity: My family was quite strict, which is not a bad thing. We were always encouraged to put our academics first, be punctual and polite. Music was played more than watching television, so I was exposed to it at a young age and loved listening to the radio.

Warlock Asylum: At what age did you fall in love with music?

Apricity: It’s been around me ever since I can remember. I recall having a record player at a young age and shutting myself in my room pretending to be in ABBA with a hairbrush for a microphone.



Warlock Asylum: What were some of the obstacles that you had to overcome in order to make your career in music a reality?

Apricity: I think the biggest hurdle is yourself. Once I put my mind full focus on it I started figuring out ways to make it work and reaching out for advice and building a contact list. If you want something -just do it!

Warlock Asylum: How did you get the name Apricity, and in what ways does it embellish the musical legacy you expect to build?

Apricity: My stage name is taken from an old English word that means “basking in the warmth of the winter sun”, which I thought was very appropriate for a Canadian artist. Especially looking outside at the sun. It is more of a statement than just a name.

Warlock Asylum: I love your song All My Lies – a very striking title and video. Can you share with us a bit about the song’s meaning and theme? Is it your debut single?

Apricity: All My Lies was written by Keith Varon who has experienced success on Billboard with Travis Barker. I was lucky to be able to team up with platinum awarded and Juno nominated producer Thomas Mckay of Exeter Studios and Juno award-winning engineer Vic Florencia to bring the vision of this song to life.

The feeling around singing this song to me was a lack of shame from not being able to live up to someone else’s expectations…. The expectations others have dreamt up inside their head of you and being unapologetic for the actions you carry out while remaining yourself – whether they approve or not.

Warlock Asylum: All My Lies comes with a very interesting video that seems to employ the aesthetics of horror cinema. How did the video come together?

Apricity: The music video being filmed at a historic, haunted 1800’s horror home, it was a Century Home called the Lucas Family Homestead at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario.  It was built between the years 1835-1840 and had 14 people living in it. The day we shot the video we had 40+ degrees on set. We shot all day and wrapped at 3:00 AM. We certainly all had some spooky feelings throughout the day and night. The setting really emphasized the song and made it that much more real.

Warlock Asylum: What can we expect from an Apricity debut album?

Apricity: Stories. Music is about stories and this is my book.

Warlock Asylum: How can we keep abreast with the latest updates in Apricity? Any final thoughts?

Apricity: I am very active on Instagram and Facebook. I love chatting and watching people around the world from these platforms. Social media is a great way to keep people engaged.

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