I’m so excited to share an interview with you guys from an artist that my sister and I have loved ever since we were kids. When we were young we bought a tape by a new artist named, Miss Angie! We thought she was the coolest gal with her energetic rock music, unique fashion, and her love for God. After a couple albums, she took a hiatus from music that left us fans to wonder where she had gone. Well now Miss Angie is back on the scene making creative rock music once again! We all missed her music and are excited to have her back! Angie Turner (aka Miss Angie) was kind enough to chat with us about her return to music, new album, and her life. We want to thank her for sharing this with us! Hope you guys enjoy! :)
TW: Well first off I have to tell you for years we would talk about how much we loved and missed your music! I think it was the question on so many Christian music fans' minds, "Where's Miss Angie?" After the 1999 release of your album, "Triumphantine" you seemed to disappear off the scene. Why did you decide to take a hiatus from music?
Miss Angie: I took a break from recording because I was creatively tired, uninspired and wanted to live new and different experiences. I wanted to be a stay at home mom and house wife for a bit instead of running all over the country like a rockstar. :) I volunteered as a CASA for the local foster children and did some manual labor (like being the cleaning lady at my Aunts ranch)...eventually ended up working at a interior design firm then went to work full time in my family business as contractors (which I still do). I adopted a baby girl from Guatemala and have raised her..she is now 6.
TW: Can't tell you how excited we were to hear that you're making music again! What prompted your return to music and how does it feel to be back?
Miss Angie: I started writing music again 3 years ago at the piano..just worshiping and singing. Thought it would be fun to demo and have been doing so for 3 years. I am happy to be creating music again that praises the LORD. I'm having so much fun in the studio and am very grateful to get to put out another cd.
TW: We hear you're actually getting ready to release a new album, can you tell us a little about it? What was it like being in the studio again writing and recording for this album?
Miss Angie: The new album is titled "Time and Space" which is the first song on the cd and the only song we shot a video for. This collection of songs is more synth and organ and piano driven..definitely has a pop feel to it though. I wrote about God's faithfulness to me, eternity with Him, and a song called "Lovestealer" about my ex husband and how I wanna not feel the burn from all our bad choices and move on.
TW: We love the honesty of the song "Not Enough". Can you tell us the meaning and story behind this song?
Miss Angie: Not Enough bty has a cool techno remix at the end of the record done by Paradoxx. I wrote that song after being in a dating relationship with a friend. I didn't feel like God's hand was on it but I wanted it to work so bad...but it wasn't enough in the long run sooo we broke up and moved on and I want God's very best plan for both of us.
TW: The song "Salvation" is so beautiful and worshipful! What inspired you to write it?
Miss Angie: I actually started writing that song 10 years ago right after "Triumphantine". I waited ten years to finish it..haha. I like it cause it's minor keys and it has a swing to it. I love declaring God's goodness in that fashion. :)
TW: You have always had such a cool and unique style about you, which influenced us so much as kids. We wanted to wear that blue poofy dress and stars under our eyes too (my sister did wear the star stickers & credits you for most of her style today:)! We would be remiss not to ask where your style came from. What influenced your style and how has it changed over the years?
Miss Angie: My style...a creative randomness! I'm glad to hear you girls like it..how funny! You should check out my new video ..I'm sporting a garder over my jeans..which is very old fashioned and rocknroll all the same. :)
TW: Can you tell us a little about your testimony, how you came to know the Lord? Did you grow up in a Christian family?
Miss Angie: I did grow up with Christian parents. Started reading the Bible myself at 16 and loved the Truth of it. When God revealed the truth of forgiveness and His Son I responded and believed Him...He has been making me new ever since...
TW: When did you start singing and writing songs? How did you start recording music professionally?
Miss Angie: Started writing songs as I learned to play the piano around age 16. My dad is a songwriter too so I think that gave me a goal to write. I made a demo and my dad helped me get it to industry people in Nashville. It was all very much over my head..and still is..I just like to play music..hehe
TW: What influences and inspires your songwriting?
Miss Angie: God has given me gifts of melody and song...it's fun to express them on the piano and in the studio. Sometimes lyrics and melody will come real quick and other times I have to spend alot of time on them..I get inspired from from all kinds of things...one of the songs on my new record is called Intermission(make the connect)..I took a line that my pastor said at church and made a song. Other times it's feelings, or a book, or just musings in my soul, but definitely a Biblical world view when I do write and sing. Thanks for caring. :)
Remember to be on the lookout for Miss Angie's new album, "Time and Space", set to be released this month!
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