Teddy Geiger Calls Shawn Mendes an 'Amazing Talent,' Talks New Music: 'I Want People to See Just Who I Am'


Teddy Geiger sat down with Billboard to debate what followers can anticipate from her new music, how she has seen frequent collaborator Shawn Mendes develop as a musician over time, and why she determined to be so open with followers about her transition.

“I've finished numerous writing for different folks, different tasks, and what I attempted to do with the music I'm placing out for myself is sort of preserve it the place I'm doing all the things,” the singer-songwriter and producer tells Billboard, including that her forthcoming solo album LillyAnna -- which she shall be releasing underneath the title "teddy<three" -- may be very a lot about what she likes and shall be a mirrored image of her preferences.

Geiger additionally chats about Shawn Mendes, who she has co-written and produced quite a few songs for over time, noting that she has cherished watching him develop as an artist.

“When I first met him, he had simply realized to play the guitar,” Geiger recollects, “And it's been loopy to see him from his first steps doing that. He's simply actually such an incredible expertise, and it's been such a pleasure to…be there each step of the way in which and see him regularly push himself to develop and be taught new issues.”

In the interview, the musician additionally opens up about popping out as transgender final 12 months and why she spoke so freely about her expertise.

“Being open with my followers and all people that I work with…as I'm going by means of this, I simply need everybody to be with me, and to know what's up,” she says. “There's no motive to not, and other people needed to know, and so they have been asking questions. And so I simply got here out with all the things and was like, that is what's gonna be occurring and that is what's happening.”

“I need folks to see simply who I'm,” she notes, “And give them that window into what I've been by means of, and the way this all unfolds.”

You can watch the total video interview with Teddy Geiger above.