YDE made a reputation for herself on Nickelodeon, however has completed a 180 together with her unapologetic (but sarcastically apologetic) debut single. She discusses this shift in her profession in an EXCLUSIVE interview!

For 2 years, Breanna YDE jammed out on the bass as Tomika on the favored Nickelodeon present College of Rock. Now, the 17-year-old singer and actress is performing to the beat of her personal drum (one of many many devices she performs) with the discharge of her debut single “Stopped Shopping for Diamonds.” The observe marks a pivotal level for Breanna — whose musical moniker is now simply YDE — as she graduates from a family-friendly community and is able to carry to mild the frustrations of Era Z, assist combat in opposition to “oppression of any kind,” and problem “social constructs” in a format that’s something however sugar-coated for TV.

Earlier than kick-starting her music profession, Breanna YDE was recognized for starring on the Nickelodeon reveals The Haunted Hathaways and College of Rock, in addition to beforehand voicing Ronnie Anne on The Loud Home. She additionally starred on the Netflix sequence Malibu Rescue. (Picture Credit score: Kristin Gallegos)

Whereas many baby stars make a aware effort to maneuver on to extra mature types of inventive expression, YDE’s gradual shift from an period when she starred on comedy sequence like The Haunted Hathaways and Malibu Rescue wasn’t a strategic transfer. She had merely “sort of gone off the radar” on social media for the previous two years. 

“I wanted to take a while to essentially discover ways to specific myself and discover ways to embrace who I’m, and consciously do this on daily basis. And in order that’s sort of what I’ve been doing during the last two years that nobody’s actually seen. And so coming again for me, it wasn’t essentially like, ‘Oh, it is a huge picture change’. [Instead], it was simply sort of like, ‘Oh, I’m simply embracing this side of myself. And now I’m expressing it brazenly with the world,” YDE EXCLUSIVELY advised MeSlop after making a comeback together with her new tune on Oct. 16.

YDE found that what she lastly wished to “specific” to the world was not associated to romance, which is usually the go-to topic in pop music. “I’m not right here to put in writing love songs,” she matter-of-factly stated. “I’m not right here to put in writing the typical pop tune, I’m right here to put in writing what I would like to put in writing about.” And that was one thing that didn’t make her swoon, however reasonably “completely appalled” her. 

“[“Stopped Buying Diamonds”] was catalyzed by this text that was blaming Era Z for ruining the economic system. And once I was writing it with my co-writer, Justin Tranter, and [Mattias Larson and Robin Fredriksson], we have been simply completely appalled by this text,” YDE defined. “It was surprising, the truth that the blame was being placed on our technology for mainly selections that have been made by earlier generations, and we inherited these penalties. And a few of these penalties have been our economic system. And, you recognize, this economic system leaves us with a really totally different set of circumstances and selections that now we have to make which have by no means been made earlier than.”

Thus, “Stopped Shopping for Diamonds” was YDE’s “sarcastic take” on boomers’ tendency to make use of the youngest technology as a scapegoat. “It’s my sarcastic response to this text. After which past that, it actually simply epitomizes this strain that I believe Era Z actually feels from older generations sort of wanting down on us, and leaving us with, you recognize, the social injustice that now we have to take care of, gender inequality, and a lot extra. And so this complete tune is basically simply my perspective on all of that and the social local weather. And hopefully, it resonates with another individuals,” YDE stated.

YDE’s response to the article led to her tongue-in-cheek refrain in “Stopped Shopping for Diamonds,” which matches, “I’d wish to apologize for my technology / We stopped shopping for diamonds and happening holidays / I’d wish to apologize for my technology / Cus phrase on the road is that it’s our fault we are able to’t afford a mortgage state of affairs.” 

(Picture Credit score: Kristin Gallegos)

YDE strikes into even bolder social commentary later within the tune, calling out those that desire to throw round insults like “snowflake” as a substitute of taking accountability for hurting others. “I’d wish to apologize for altering your language / However the names you have been calling me guys have been fairly f—ing racist / Don’t say I’m the delicate kind cus belief me I can take it / However why ought to I’ve to develop thicker pores and skin when you possibly can simply cease sayin s–t,” she sings in her not-apology.

It’s a courageous step for YDE to segue proper into political commentary after spending all of her childhood on Nickelodeon, and the younger actress and performer admitted that her background with the community was “clearly a thought” in her thoughts as she launched the tune. Nevertheless, given the present circumstances of the world, YDE put apart any hesitancies as a result of the message in her tune was “wanted” proper now.

YDE — who’s half-Filipino and was born in Australia — additionally talked concerning the affect her cultural background has had on her music, how collaborating with Justin has formed her songs, her plans for performing and extra in the remainder of her interview with MeSlop! Test it out beneath:

MeSlop: Did your time starring on College of Rock affect your option to go together with a pop punk sound in your tune? Or is {that a} style you’ve simply at all times been drawn to?

YDE: It’s sort of attention-grabbing, as a result of — clearly College of Rock’s positively going to have an effect on all the things going ahead, as a result of I skilled it. And it was part of my life, and I lived by way of it. So you recognize, I believe [the show], subconsciously, positively in all probability had an affect on some issues someplace. However I believe I’m simply so fascinated by all the things concerning the punk look, period, music, diction, selection, musical decisions…It was positively past College of Rock and it was past attempting to stay to that look, for some cause. It was simply my very own fascination with it.

MeSlop: Who’re a few of your icons?

YDE: Clearly like Blondie, Joan Jett…the icons of the punk period…however I believe for me, it’s past simply punk. I believe it’s actually understanding the entire historical past of music and all the things happening, I’ve a lot nonetheless to study. However, you recognize, actually embracing all the things from like The Doorways to who’s right here now, with Yungblud and King Princess, and people who find themselves actually pushing the boundaries so far as you recognize, the standard look. And you recognize, Prince, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, simply all people who actually pushed the boundaries of social constructs, whether or not it was from seems, to music, to what you talked about. I believe that performs extra into it, than me solely taking part in into punk. I believe it’s extra of me actually diving into the traits of human beings and music and the way that basically performs a task in society shifting ahead.

MeSlop: How does your cultural background encourage your work?

YDE: Rising up as a Filipino, it’s clearly a really totally different cultural mentality. And simply the best way you method individuals and the best way, I believe the best way you’re sort of raised, it’s very totally different than plenty of different cultures…what I really like concerning the Filipino tradition, at the least that is the way it’s been for me rising up in a Filipino family, is everyone seems to be household — everybody. Irrespective of in the event that they’re your aunt, regardless of in the event that they’re only a good friend who you met on the market, regardless of who it’s. Everyone seems to be household. And that’s what I discover so stunning concerning the Filipino tradition and what I discover so stunning about rising up in it. And it actually impacts the best way that I method individuals and the best way that I method music, is everybody’s household. Everybody deserves to be beloved. All people deserves the chance to be heard. All people is a human being and that’s what’s so stunning about it. And that’s what I really like about Filipino tradition, is it’s not simply solely your bloodline. It’s everybody and it’s so stunning and it’s completely impacted my mindset when approaching something from philanthropy to music, to going into periods and speaking to individuals and treating everybody, as they need to be handled as a human being and as an equal and as household. I believe that’s what’s actually had the most important affect on me by way of Filipino tradition.

(Picture Credit score: Kristin Gallegos)

MeSlop: Are you able to tease any particulars about future songs or upcoming tasks?

YDE: All I’m gonna say, since we semi spoke about this earlier is, you recognize, hottest music actually approaches the standard two individual, romantic relationship. And so all of my music doesn’t actually contact on that. I believe so many individuals are already doing that. And I believe individuals do it in superb methods, and I don’t essentially resonate with it. You’ll be able to take music as you’ll, and interpret it as you’ll. However the best way that I wrote it’s from a really totally different perspective than I believe most individuals are writing from. And so I’m actually excited to see how everybody resonates with this.

MeSlop: Did Justin Tranter affect or offer you any new concepts on the way you approached songwriting and your music?

YDE: , it’s sort of humorous, as a result of we don’t — it’s not a aware factor. You don’t consciously discuss like, ‘Oh, whenever you’re writing, do that.’…It’s an remark recreation, the place you’re sitting there. I believe one of the vital superb issues about writing with him is his willingness to only commit. If I give out an thought — and clearly, if it’s not full trash — but when I give out an thought, he’s like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ Like, ‘Oh, superb, let’s do it.’ And it’s simply, there isn’t an overthinking course of with it. And that’s what’s so superb is almost all of the songs that we’ve written, have been written in underneath an hour, or like an hour, possibly a bit of greater than an hour. Which you recognize, a lot of the time I’ll sit in periods for hours on finish — six, seven, eight hours writing with any individual, till possibly you get a verse, a pre-chorus and a hook. And in order that’s what’s so superb. And that’s actually completely modified the best way that I understand songwriting, and the best way that I method it, and simply being keen to only hopefully decide to no matter feels proper within the second.

MeSlop: I do know we’re nonetheless in the midst of a pandemic, however are you seeking to tackle extra performing roles sooner or later? Or are you extra centered on simply music proper now?

YDE: In the mean time, I’m actually centered on music, and I’m feeling actually passionate concerning the upcoming months and what we’re doing. However you recognize, if an performing job comes up, the place I really feel actually passionate concerning the script, and it’s one thing that basically, I believe may affect the world and society, then I’ll completely take it. I’m additionally actually excited about writing proper now and writing scripts and sort of diving into that world and cinematography and movie and hopefully, quickly, I’ll get to sort of dive into {that a} bit extra. However as of proper now, I’m actually centered on music.