15-Year-Old Queeva "Stands Out" With New “How Do You Know” Single
“Stand Out” singer Queeva is a breath of fresh air, a talent reminiscent of a young LeAnn Rimes or Taylor Swift. At just 15 years old, she is already making a powerful statement through her music and has been doing so since she was a toddler. Her music is inspiring and uplifting, spreading messages that teens her age sorely need to hear.
Queeva was born in the United States, but has Irish ties and grew up traveling back and forth between the U.S. and Ireland, no doubt shaping her musical influences. When she was nine years old, she was discovered by country music singer-songwriter veteran Jamie O’Neal (known for hits such as “There Is No Arizona,” “Somebody’s Hero,” and “When I Think About Angels”). With Jamie as Queeva”s mentor, Queeva has written and recorded her debut album. She’s also learned how to find herself as the unique artist she is becoming.
Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to Queeva’s new album How Do You Know as well as to explore some of her older work from a previously released EP. One thing is obvious: She has drive and determination to achieve things now that most people her age only dream about doing someday. Her answers to the questions below attest to that fact. See for yourself and listen to her music as you read.
Shannon Henry: Your name is so unique, I believe you are the only country artist I have ever come across whose name starts with a ‘Q’. What does it mean?
Queeva: My name actually means beauty, grace, and gentleness. The original spelling of it is CAOIMHE.
SH: If you could share the stage with anyone, who would be your dream duet partner?
Q: Probably Thomas Rhett because I really love his music and I feel like he brings so much energy to the stage. I would love to do a duet with him.
SH: What have you learned while working with Jamie O’Neal?
Q: I’ve learned so many things about writing songs, recording, performing on stage. Everything I know so far I’ve learned from her. She is just such a big inspiration and mentor for sure.
My name actually means beauty, grace, and gentleness. The original spelling of it is CAOIMHE.
SH: Why do you believe you have what it takes?
Q: Honestly, I think I have what it takes because I’ve been singing since I was 3-years-old and it’s such a huge dream of mine. I love singing so much. It’s just such a passion, and so I really think that’s all that matters. If you really believe in something, want something, and have a dream you should just go for it. I think that’s all that really counts.
SH: What is your best and worst work-related habit?
Q: My best work-related habit? I don't know I mean I kinda just go with the flow, but my best work-related habit would just be trying to get it done as soon as possible. I guess that’s what my goal is if I’m not that busy. My worst work-related habit is just being on my phone. If I’m trying to type on the computer and then I take a look at my phone 20 minutes can go by and I don’t even notice because when you’re on your phone time really flies.
SH: How does your songwriting muse operate, meaning what inspires you and what is the process that follows after you’ve been inspired?
Q: Things that inspire me for songwriting are just things I’m experiencing or things I see going on at school or just things that I feel like would be important to address. Then once I have that idea I start with the melody and move into the lyrics.
If you really believe in something, want something, and have a dream you should just go for it. I think that’s all that really counts.
SH: If a movie were made to tell your life story, what actor/actress would portray you?
Q: I would love for Blake Lively to portray me because she’s such a great actress. I don’t think she’s a singer so maybe she could do lip-syncing, but it would just be super cool either way.
SH: What is something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Q: I don’t really like to FaceTime online that much. I prefer to talk to them face to face. But then again technology is so crazy and it’s so awesome we have that opportunity, but I really like meeting with people in person.
SH: What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?
I think seeing a stranger helping someone else in. [Also], one of the coolest things for me is when a kid is not judgemental to kids with disabilities, I think that's such a cool thing and really heartwarming.
SH: How would you describe your favorite color to someone who is blind?
Q: That’s such an interesting question. Okay, so my favorite color is pink or white so I would kind of describe it as bright and inspiring, I guess. Because pink is kind of inspiring; it’s not a dark color. Flawless, clean, I feel like white and pastel colors are clean colors and kind of almost like a perfect color, I guess.
To read more from this interview follow the link below to the Country Music Notes website. You can also find more music from Queeva on her website or on YouTube. This won't be the last you've heard from her.
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- Country Music Notes: Get to Know “How Do You Know” Singer Queeva
Get To Know "How Do You Know" Singer Queeva
- Queeva's Facebook
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- QUEEVA - YouTube
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- Queeva's Website
Queeva's official website