Pop-Culturalist Chats with Mags Duval
We’re going to let you in on a little secret. We’ve discovered the next breakout artist that you’re going to LOVE. Let us introduce you to Mags Duval. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter just dropped her newest single, “Plain Jane”. And we’re sure it’ll strike a chord with any listener. We chatted with this up-and-coming powerhouse about “Plain Jane” and her upcoming EP.
P-C: Can you tell us about your new single, “Plain Jane”?
Mags: I wrote “Plain Jane” about a guy I was into and I thought he was into me too. Then I saw him out one night and he said, “Hey! This is my girlfriend…” A few of my friends tried to make me feel better by giving this surprise girlfriend the nickname “Plain Jane”. I wrote the song as a way of trying to boost my confidence after that whole situation [laughs].
P-C: What is your creative process like when you’re working on a new song?
Mags: It’s different every time, honestly. Sometimes it starts with a song title or concept, sometimes I’ll just be driving at night and inspiration will hit me out of nowhere, and sometimes I’ll write poetry and pull ideas from my notebook.
P-C: This year, you’ve released a few digital singles, what is it like having your music out in the world?
Mags: The. Best. Feeling. I’ve been writing songs since I was nine-years-old—I’ve always seen, heard, and felt the world through the lenses of songwriting. To be able to share my music now and connect with people through it is unreal.
P-C: When can fans expect an EP or full-length album?
Mags: We’ll be releasing songs every 8-10 weeks and will eventually compile those into an EP, so definitely within the next few months!
P-C: Do you have plans to tour this year?
Mags: I hope so! There is talk about touring once the EP is out.
P-C: Who is an artist or band that you’d love to collaborate with? Dead or alive?
Mags: I would’ve loved to sing with Frank Sinatra, but living, I’d probably say Nick Jonas or Troye Sivan.
P-C: When did you realize you wanted to pursue music?
Mags: I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to pursue music. It’s been such a huge part of my life from the very beginning, but I’d say when I went to a recording studio for the first time when I was 13—it was like opening a door to this whole world I’d always dreamed of, but never imagined I could actually be a part of. It was amazing!
Pop-Culturalist Speed Round
P-C: Guilty pleasure TV show?
Mags: Gossip Girl
P-C: Guilty pleasure movie?
Mags: How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days
P-C: Favorite book?
Mags: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
P-C: Favorite play or musical?
P-C: Favorite social media platform?
P-C: Hidden talent?
Mags: I love baking!
P-C: Go-to karaoke song?
Mags: “Pocketful Of Sunshine”
P-C: What was the first album you bought?
Mags: The High School Musical soundtrack [laughs]
P-C: What was the first concert you attended?
Mags: The Hannah Montana show where she did half the show as Hannah and half the show as Miley