Priscilla Block on TikTok, Going Viral With 'Just About Over You' and Writing 'Thick Thighs'
One of the reasons we adore TikTok is that it gives all kinds of talented artists an equal platform to truly shine. One of our favorite singer-songwriters who's found success there is the talented Priscilla Block.
In fact, fans adore her so much that they raised money for Priscilla to record her song "Just About Over You," which quickly shot to the top of the iTunes All Genre Chart. And her first single, the country-tinged "Thick Thighs," is a body positivity anthem we can truly get behind.
We simply had to get to know the story behind each of these tracks, and what it feels like to be propelled to stardom with the help of TikTok, so we asked Priscilla all of our most burning questions. Keep reading to find out what she had to say.
Sweety High: Have you been surprised by the success of "Just About Over You"?
Priscilla Block: Beyond. The feedback has been insane. I loved the song after I wrote it, but love it even more after seeing the response.
SH: What emotions were going through you when fans pitched in to help you raise money to record the song?
PB: Well, it still brings tears to my eyes. I have the best fans ever, and the fact that they believe in me so much to put their own money behind a song makes me speechless.
SH: What does the song mean to you? Were there any memorable moments from the songwriting process?
PB: This song means everything to me because it's the song that is also making my other music heard. It's kinda crazy to think I wrote this song over FaceTime with friends. I remember the phone kept going in and out. We started on Zoom, then moved to FaceTime.
SH: What musical artists have really been inspiring you at the moment?
PB: Tucker Beathard, The Band Camino and Morgan Wallen.
SH: Has it been tough for you to keep writing and creating music in the midst of a pandemic?
PB: You know, it kind of depends on the day. Since writing "Just About Over You," I have felt a new wave of motivation.
SH: What has it been like to make such a huge name for yourself on TikTok?
PB: It's amazing! The community is so supportive.
SH: What do you think it is about TikTok that's allowed you to succeed in such an impactful way?
PB: The thing I love about TikTok is what you see is what you get. I am able to be 100% myself. I think people appreciate real.
SH: What was the inspiration behind writing "Thick Thighs"? Why was the message so important to you?
SH: It's about owning and loving the body you have! I am a curvy girl and spent a ton of my life being insecure. I have reached a point where I love my curves.
SH: What kind of reaction were you expecting when you released it on TikTok, and how did that differ from the reality?
PB: To be honest, I wasn't really expecting a massive reaction, so the love that I have received from it has been amazing!
(Image courtesy of Priscilla Block)
SH: What do you think sets you apart from the other musical artists out there today?
PB: I just like to keep it real. If I'm sad, I'm gonna write about it. If I am happy, same!
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