Melodic metal vocalist/songwriter Suzy grew up in a small Mississippi town, population 1,150. She did not have many opportunities to follow her dreams of becoming a musician. Although Suzy remembers singing before she could talk, she didn’t start pursuing a professional music career until her fifties.
Fast forward to the present, Suzy released her debut EP “The Best Revenge” in 2015 and is anticipating her second release in 2019. Suzy has been told that she sounds like Joan Baez meets Judas Priest. Simon Kirke (Free/Bad Company) said she sounds like “Joni Mitchell meets Metallica.”
What does Suzy think?
“I think I sound like me. Rock & Roll is about pushing the boundaries and breaking rules. It’s about taking what influences you and turning it into something that represents you. Most people, even people who know me, are really surprised when they first hear the EP. I don’t know what they were expecting, but apparently it wasn’t metal.”
NEW ALBUM RELEASE OCTOBER 27TH!
Lead Vocals - Suzy Wilson
Guitars - Norman Matthew
Bass - Norman Mathew*
Drums - Matt Starr*
*Except "Road to Nowhere" Joe Vitale - Keyboards, Bass, and Drums
Mixed by Chris Dawson at Aphotic Studios. Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet
COSMICK VIEW: Hello Suzy! Welcome to The Cosmick View.Thank you for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it is greatly appreciated.
Suzy Wilson: Thanks for taking time to chat me with as well. Really appreciate it.
CV: What was the catalyst that finally drove you to take the charge and pursue your lifelong musical dreams 10 years ago?
SW: Mainly I think that it was just time. I had been getting more involved with music for a while. I had a lot of friends who were musicians. I had spent a lot of years as a writer in the public relations field. Someone I knew asked me since I had been a singer and also a writer, why didn’t I write songs. Up until then, I really hadn’t thought about it. Decided why not? And here we are.
CV: Your sound and style has been described as "Baez meets Priest" or "Mitchell meets Metallica". However, from what I hear, there is definitely some Southern rock roots nestled at the core of your music. No doubt from your Mississippi upbringing. But how would you describe your music?
SW: Well I have lived my entire life in the South and loved Southern Rock. I’ve never really thought about it, but it’s entirely possible a bit of a lot of my influences is in there. As far as how I would describe it, I call it melodic metal. Not sure if that is a thing but it should be.
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE!
Brand New Video for "Lies!"
SUZY WILSON RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “LIES.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: 9 August 2018
Melodic metal vocalist/songwriter Suzy Wilson Releases Brand New Single “Lies” on Friday, August 9th, 2018. “Lies” has been released on all major digital outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Shazam, etc. “Lies” is the first single to follow Suzy’s February 18th, 2015 EP release ‘The Best Revenge.’