*photo by Laura Lynn Petrick
This week we are crushing on singer/songwriter STACEY!
It’s always the most fun for me when I can feature my friends in Addicted. It helps that I happen to be friends with some seriously talented people. It helps even more that those talented people also frequently happen to be female. That’s exactly the case with STACEY.
I met Stacey a couple of years ago through the Toronto Women in Music collective, a group she founded to help women in our city navigate the murky waters of the music industry. Intelligent, well spoken, hilarious and most of all kind, we instantly vibed and I made sure to attend her live shows whenever I could. I once described her as the Canadian Lana del Rey, but I was wrong; Stacey is way, way cooler. Stacey rocks the vintage vibes both in her music and in her style – if Stevie Nicks were also an old Hollywood starlet. Her music is mesmerizing and soothing, melodic and seductive, tear jerking and smile inducing, all at the same time.
Recently I was having a rough day, and it just happened to the be the day STACEY released her latest single “It’ll be alright”. I clicked play, and let the music wash over me, and she was right, it was alright in the end. Take a listen here and you’ll feel instantly better just like I did.
If you like what you heard, then you’ll be happy to learn that STACEY will be releasing a new EP, First Move (featuring “It’ll be alright”) on September 15th. We can’t wait for more STACEY tunes either!
Beautiful inside and out, and a songbird story teller of the first degree; you’ll have to agree with us when we say that STACEY is beyond crushable.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Eyes. Not the colour but moreso how someone looks at you when you’re having a conversation. They are the window into someone’s self and the litmus test for chemistry, depth, and passion.
What is your definition of romance?
In the way that I have experienced romance, my current thoughts on the matter are as follows: romance dances on the precipice of obsession. It is all encompassing in its highest form. To be romantic is to look through a lens that finds beauty in the simplest of things. It is blissful and carefree. As I get older I wonder if romance is only temporary as it is most often strongest in relationship to newness. And nothing can be new forever. Yet that doesn’t make me crave it any less. I think that’s why roses are a fitting symbol of romance. There is magic and vibrancy all wrapped into one beautiful thing that eventually dies. But you’d never regret its fleeting existence. At least, I haven’t.
What is the best date you’ve ever been on?
My previous partner took me on great dates all the time; for a summer we lived together in Toronto and he taught sailing at the Harbourfront. On off days he’d take us out onto the water and we’d just hang out and indulge. But in all honesty, when you’re young and in love, literally anything is the best date.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?
More dumb and less strange but a few years ago I liked this guy and I was running into him pretty consistently at some local shows. He’d often be outside smoking. I very uncomfortably smoked a handful of cigarettes (as a non-smoker). Like Rachel in that Friends episode! I just wanted to feel cool and have a reason to be outside and up my chances of conversation with him. He turned out to be lame and I got bronchitis.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
You can make your own romance. Love yourself.