What inspired the love in the “universe”?
“universe” was inspired by my dog. Initially, we were in the parking lot at the studio and we hadn’t written anything yet. I said “okay, our session’s in 20 minutes. Let’s pull up a beat and see what we can write.” We started writing about my dog. When I heard the beat, I thought of Oliver and all the immense love I have for him. It started out about my dog, then it turned into a love song. Love for your significant other, human or not. Furbaby or not. It also turned into a self-love song, trusting in yourself. I love what the song means overall and the message that loves is universal. Love is everywhere in your life. For me, I find it in my dog, my boyfriend, and myself.
How does it feel to have Khloe Kardashian post your song?
Crazy! What the fuck?! That’s how I felt. I was filming a TikTok at the time. I was filming a cover and I don’t even really ever post covers on TikTok. I said “You know what, I’ma give it a go. Let me sing a cover.” In the middle of singing the cover, one of my fans DMs me on Instagram. I’m looking up and I’m singing, while also looking at the message. “Khloe just posted your song on her story.” What? I go to the message, I thought “she’s not talking about Kardashian. There’s no way!” How can somebody like Khloe Kardashian even know of me?”
I go on, I’m pressing through all her stories. Oh my god, holy shit! It was a crazy moment for me. It’s so true how far music travels. You never know how far your music can travel and how many people you can touch. That song “Day Dream” is such a heartbreaking song, feeling like you don’t belong in that relationship. You’ve given it your all and you can’t give anymore. That’s what the song means to me but it could mean anything to anyone listening to it. That’s what I love about music, people can listen to it and it can interpret their own meaning and message from it. For Khloe Kardashian to use it while promoting Kim’s SKIMS line was so incredible. I was shocked, to say the least, I couldn’t believe it.
How would you describe your fashion sense?
Literally cozy and casual, but a girl loves her glam too. Growing up, I used to have to hide my makeup from my parents. My parents were really strict with makeup. I remember I’d pack a second outfit to school. I don’t know if that was my way to rebel or not, but I’d change into a different outfit. Now being able to do music videos and photoshoots, it’s so cool to have the little giddy girl come back. I get to play dress-up, it’s so fun to play different characters. On the regular, I’m the type of girl that loves baggy clothes, baggy jeans, sneakers. When it comes to photoshoots and video shoots, I love playing different characters and wearing things that are different. At the core, I’m cozy and casual, but I love my glam too.
What can we expect from your forthcoming EP?
The EP is about talking through the stages of a toxic relationship. There’s the heartbreak, then there’s love and loving yourself, and then finally believing in yourself. It’s almost walking you through literally my life journey. It’s super raw, super true. It’s all my own experiences, I’m speaking really from my POV. I’m finally able to talk about things that are below the surface. The songs that I’ve released before are surface-level, fun bops, but the EP is a piece of work that’s so raw and true. A piece I’m really excited for everybody to hear to learn more about Thuy and her journey. Who is Thuy? That’s really what the EP is about.
Anything else you want to let the people know?
I’m excited for everybody to hear the new music and to know who Thuy is. To be able to use my story as inspiration at the very least, I’m excited. I’m excited for everybody to learn about me. Honestly, I was put here by the universe to share my story. If it touches somebody or pushes somebody to fulfill their dreams in any type of way, I’ll die happy.