InMusic X Artists: Erin Duvall Interview
In this exclusive interview, Erin Duvall opens up about her musical path, the deep bond of female friendships, and her latest single “Girls Weekend.” With each note she sings and every story she weaves, Erin invites us into a world where music becomes a vessel for love, strength, and embracing the beauty of life’s intricate melodies.
How would you define your music?
Honest storytelling, advocacy for girls empowerment, and a full-bodied sound are part of what make my music what it is! As a singer, I try to set myself apart from others through my truthful perspective on motherhood, family, friendships, and life, which includes heartbreak and broken dreams, but also the resilience and grace that have made me that much stronger.
What was your musical path?
Every aspect of my life since I was a little girl has been based around being a performer. I was always writing songs in my journal, blaring Dolly Parton or Shania Twain, and putting on shows for anyone that would listen.
My younger years were full of performing, from being the lead in the high school musical to being the captain of the cheerleading squad. I took a pause to go to college at the University of Texas and majored in journalism, where I really honed in on my craft of writing. Immediately after college, I went straight back to music and have had quite the journey along the way: from children’s music to my music, from New York to Nashville to the West Coast, then back to Texas, to becoming a mother and writing this new album. It’s been a long and winding road. One that has always been centered on music. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my love of music and all the fabulous places it has taken me along the way to get to where I am now.
Can you tell us about your new single “Girls Weekend”?
A girls weekend can look a little bit different for every group of friends, but the true core of what a girls weekend represents will be felt by everyone. Girls’ weekends are good for the soul, especially when those friends become your family. These weekends give you the ability to put life on hold for a minute and reconnect with your closest friends and with yourself. Whether it is a spa weekend, a staycation, a rowdy trip to Vegas, a beach or lake trip, or a few days on the slopes, girls’ weekends provide the feeling of being free and being seen. Like they say, life was meant for good friends and great adventures! This song is for all the women out there who deserve a little getaway with their besties!
Female friendships are a significant theme in your music. How have your own experiences and the strong bond with your best friends influenced the creation of this song?
I have been super blessed to have wonderful friends that have been there for me through the highs and lows of life, and this song is dedicated to them. The power of girl friendships is one of the strongest forces in the world. It is a source of energy and love, and there is nothing we can’t do together.
You often touch up on themes of love, life, and family. How does “Girls Weekend” fit into your broader artistic storytelling?
This full album is about all of the important relationships in my life that were by my side when my world was rocked. They helped put me back together when I could not do that solely on my own. These “girls” and our “Girls Weekends” were the breath of fresh air that I so desperately needed, and I am so grateful for their constant love and support. We cry together, we laugh immensely together, and we always have each other’s backs.
What is a message you would like to give through your music and why?
To be you because everyone else is already taken. Also, understand that you will evolve and change internally over time, but as long as you stand by your true inner self and fight for what you believe in, everything will be alright. You will fall sometimes, and you should learn to get back up and dust yourself off. And to spread kindness because life is too short to be anything but kind. We were all made different on purpose, and we should celebrate one another’s differences and learn from one another because that is a beautiful way of life. That is the way the world was intended to be. My challenges in life have brought me to who I am today, so I feel that it is important to share my true and honest storytelling about life, love, resilience, and faith.