Q & A: TORIE JOCK





PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.


Howdy! My name is Torie Jock and I am super excited to be talking with you today! I am twenty years old, and I am a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and writer from Western Massachusetts.


TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


My new single, Outta Control, was released worldwide on 07/09/21! The song is off of my new and unreleased album, Damaged Goods, which was co-written by me and Eric Gynan, my manager and the guitar player for Leaving Eden. I was recently signed to Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal Worldwide Distribution!


WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?


All of my lyrics are inspired by my life and experiences I’ve had. I truly mean every word I write at the time that I am writing them.


CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?


Raw, Feisty, and Meaningful


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


Very hard to choose just one! I think if I had to say, it would be, If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher’s Greatest Hits record. I started taking voice lessons at nine years old, and my vocal coach thought I may be tone deaf. I ended up quitting, and a few months later I watched the movie, Burlesque, starring Cher. I started singing Welcome To Burlesque around my living room, and my mom ran in saying I sounded just like Cher. We called my vocal coach and asked her to listen to me sing it, and after hearing it, she said, “We can work with this.” I started back up with vocal lessons and focused mostly on Cher music. For some reason, I could hear the notes in Cher’s music, and I wasn’t struggling as much as I was when I attempted other music before. If it wasn’t for Cher’s music, especially her greatest hits record, I don’t think I would’ve ever learned how to sing. I actually was hired by a Cher Tribute Company when I was eleven as a Mini Cher impersonator!


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?


There are so many great music videos out there! I just released a new music/lyric video for my single, Outta Control, that is on YouTube, Roku, etc! Billie Eilish has some pretty cool music videos! I don’t typically listen to her music, but I’ve seen some of her videos and they are incredibly creative, unique, and well done.


WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?