We had the good fortune of connecting with Annika Grace and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Annika, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
I think always sticking to a routine in some sense has really helped me. Also I have found having other outlets besides music has been really beneficial. I spend so much time with music, I’ve found its important to find other ways to be creative. Currently i’ve found a passion for watercolor and film photography!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I write poems and turn them into songs. I have an artist project out now under Annika Grace with a new single out called ‘Psychopath’! My poetry book ‘Remedies’ will be out later this year as well. I think my love of poetry and words in general sets me apart as most of my songs come from a poem originally that I had written. I would say I am most excited about putting out my first book of poems. That has been a big goal of mine for a while now. I also run a showcase called ‘Saturdays at Seven’ where we put on shows in my background as well as curate Spotify playlist, host a YouTube Series, and write a music blog. I got to where I am I would say because of the people around me. I am super lucky to have such supportive friends. Its definitely not easy to pursue a career in a creative field. There are thousands of songs being uploaded to Spotify every day and it takes a lot to stand out but I think just being able to be express myself and know that I am following my passion is all that matters.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ooo thats hard… I’d say I’d take them to Topanga Canyon! We’d go to Inn at the Seventh Ray for brunch (their buffet is amazing) and go on a hike in Topanga State Park. Topanga Living Cafe is also a great place for lunch after! I also love going out to Malibu because I grew up out there and go to El Matador Beach. If your in Malibu, you have to get burritos at Lily’s. Venice is my home now so I am biased but its my favorite place in LA. Shop Abbot Kinney, go to Gjelina for great pizza and then to Rooster Fish or the Waterfront for drinks. If LA was open, I’d say to also go over to Hollywood and go to Madame Siam for a concert and get the Thai food next door (its the cutest little window that serves the best drunken noodles). Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d love to dedicate my shoutout to my dad, Steven Dupuis. He has been the biggest mentor and support throughout my journey and I owe it all to him and his consistent encouragement and confidence. His creativity and perseverance in his own journey pushes me to do the same.
top left photo – Jillian Pennington top right photo – Alia Soliman bottom left photo – Whitney Otte bottom right photo – Raz Razak