Written by Lauren Rosier
YouTube star and rising pop star, Andie Case, always knew she wanted to do music, but her journey to the industry wasn’t a normal one. She told me that “she always gravitated towards music” and “didn’t do great in school.”
At the beginning of her career at age 18, she moved out and spent time living out of her Pontiac Bonneville. She eventually met two male musicians and they began creating YouTube music videos together. They were able to slowly grow their fanbase on YouTube and via social media.
“I’ve always known I’ve wanted to do music,” Case told me. “At age 11, I tried out for my school’s talent show.”
You may have recognized Andie’s name from Usher’s Megastar competition, where the singer/songwriter was the sole winner of the competition winning the $1 million prize and the “right to audition for a role in a digital film produced by Digital Riot Media/John Baldecchi and several other prizes.” (PR Newswire)
“[It was] ultimate freaking anxiety,” Case exclaimed.”It was incredible. The whole competition was based on fans’ voting and conversing with Usher.“
As the winner of the competition, Case spent a great deal of time with Usher, and he offered advice to her. She explained he told her to, “Trust the process. Enjoy the destination. Money goes fast. There’s no end. Enjoy what you’re doing.”
Case just released a brand new track called “I Think I’m God” and it’s definitely one of the incredible bops of the year! Case explained the inspiration behind the song: “I was feeling really depressed and I really needed to get myself out of this funk. I really knew I didn’t want to feel this way.” She continued on to explain that instead of feeling shitty, she decided to write a song as if she was feeling like she was on top of the world, or feeling like God.
This track she says, “is the most personal to me. This has the most of me as in releasing a song.” She hopes that the song gives people hope when they’re feeling down.
Case continues to work on more new music and potentially has a tour in the works for the summer.
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