Margaret Glaspy concedes that her brain is ever bursting with melodies and ideas. In an interview granted to MTV, she says that anyone can write a song provided that he/she focuses on it. The Indie Rock musician recalls the hard work that went into the production of her debut album, Emotions and Math. This was the standout Indie Rock album of 2016, and it was definitely a success.
When working on the album, Margaret would spend at least three hours every night recording song ideas onto her iPad. She says that just like any other human being, her mind is always churning out new thoughts and ideas. What makes a difference is how one packages these ideas. Emotions and Math is a swanky album, which highlights why Margaret is being regarded as the new queen of Indie Rock. Its success has led music lovers to draw comparisons with Indie Rock greats such as Jeff Buckley, Elvis, Costello, and Liz Phair.
Margaret’s Source of Inspiration
The songstress draws her inspiration from Elliot Smith, whom she severally referred to when writing the lyrics to Emotions and Math. Smith’s harmonic melody and unique vocabulary greatly inspired her. Growing up in a small town in Northern California, Margaret never imagined that she would turn out to be a nationally-renowned Indie Rocker. She started listening to Indie Rock after getting influenced by her older brother who was a huge fan of the genre.
Dropping out of Berkeley College of music and with no other source of income, she started entertaining the idea of taking up music professionally. Nonetheless, she didn’t get the instant success that she always dreamt of but instead, had to perform at small clubs and in street concerts. Her breakthrough came in 2015 after being signed by ATO Records. She describes this as the turning point of her career. Glapsy hopes that Indie Rock fans will continue appreciating her music.