EXCLUSIVE: Londin Thompson on “People Change.”
Cleveland singer/songwriter Londin Thompson shares with us the inspiration behind her latest single, her five-year plan and so much more!
What is the story behind your latest single “People Change”?
The story behind my latest single “People Change” means so much to me. Sometimes you are lucky enough to meet a few people in your life that you just know you are gonna go through all of life together. Well I had a group of those friends and we had one of the best summers of our lives. Then after the summer one of the friends made a move to another country. It was hard on all of us and we drifted apart. That was a very low time for me because I had cherished this person in my life so much. Throughout that low time mentally, I realized that I hated change. I always had my entire life. I don’t deal with any type o change well, whether its physical or mental, but I also realized, that for us to become who we are meant to be, time needs to pass and life needs to move forward. Sometimes it sucks but it is inevitable. I then on from that day had to tell myself that People change and time moves on and thats a good thing not a bad thing. Be grateful for the moments and memories you have with the ones you love.
Can we expect more singles, an EP or LP on the horizon?
Yes yes yes, you can 100% expect a load of new singles from me and possibly and EP. Londin is here to stay and make herself heard. Soon enough everyone will.
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
What I hope listeners take away from my music is whatever they want, and I mean that in the best way. I write my stories. I write my life. I write my personal experiences and my highs and lows. Everyone might not be able to personally relate to every lyric of mine but a lot do, and for the ones who maybe won’t, they will just take away just good vibes and music to make memories to as they go through all their own changes in life.
When was that eureka moment when you realized music is your calling?
The moment I knew it was my calling was when I sat down at my piano after a long time my senior year of high school, and wrote the best song I had ever wrote. The lyrics and melodies literally flew right out of my mouth. I knew in the moment I was gong to chase my dream and passion wholeheartedly with everything in me and from that day on I have.
What do you think the future of the music industry is going to look like?
If I am gonna be completely honest I have thoughts on what the future of the music industry may look like, but I try not to think ahead. I think of today and right now. I try living in the present and working and preparing myself for everything that may come.
Who are some of your dream collaborators?
Some of my dream collaborators are Julia Michaels, Lennon Stella, Daft Punk and Dua Lipa. I could go on with a list forever but those are a few of my top choices.
What’s next for you? Do you have a five-year plan or something like that?
I have so many goals and dreams, but my biggest one is to make it to the Grammy’s. I will be there someday. Until then, I will continue making and releasing music that makes me proud and wait until the world has a chance to hear it.
What have you been listening to, watching, and reading during the pandemic?
During the pandemic, everyone has had so much time on their hands, I have not. I have filled my time with 3-4 writing sessions a week and recording and continuing to better myself every day. So to be completely honest, I have not been listening to or watching much. I will say one artist that I have been obsessed with recently and loving their music is Fletcher. Her new EP just came out a bit ago and it is phenomenal. Really felt inspired by that.