Welcome Heather Youmans:
We’re joined on the Starline by a LA based singer-songwriter, acclaimed vocalist, bassist, actress and publicist. You may know her as the Tap Dancer, on Fox’s “I Can See Your Voice” but we call her a “BTM repeat offender.” She’s our friend Heather Yomans.
Heather, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Your latest project is a commentary on happiness. Who inspired you to create this?
“A Little Closer to Happy” bottles up suntan lotion, happiness, the beach and friends all into one big song. Why was this song so important for you to get out right now?
In the music video to “A Little Closer to Happy,” happiness is represented by a single yellow balloon. Why did you think a single yellow balloon was the perfect symbol for happiness?
How has your expectations of happiness change? Garth talked about “unanswered prayers”. Something we thought we might want isn’t the thing that brings up happiness…
As we come out of the quarantine how your memories of happiness changed? I thought I understood happiness as one thing. After hugging my mom & dad after months unable to, I treasure it more. Before it was thanks mom, thanks dad… but now each hug is so precious because you don’t know when you’ll have that next hug.
We all chase things in life There is a need for more people seeing our work. We want more people to enjoy the things we find important. How do you feel you’ve achieved so far in your chase?
As an artist on Instagram she as shared so many talented people with us, but do you feel you are one step forward, two steps back or maybe haven’t even started your chase?
Speaking of walls, we aren’t perfect. We both admit it. You learned to tap dance as a way of handling a health concern. Have you ever thought of if you were to have a child, you might pass an issue to him or her?
You’re the queen of Spotify and Instagram. Do you feel these platforms have reached their pinnacle or are still in their infancy? Is there a platform that will surpass their popularity?
For me I’ll always collect vinyl. I love when people release vinyl. I’ll never know when it’s gone. My first music was vinyl…
On the Instagran, you showed the secret tap tracks you snuck into your Youngblood cover, part of you wanted to keep those a secret but part of you was “look what I did. I tricked you there!”
The Rockin’ 8:
Halfway home, which means it’s time for the Rockin’ 8,
8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.
There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite White Claw flavor?
2. What attracted you to your husband Jon and where did you go on your 1st date?
3. Have you ever gone to a psychic?
4. Favorite perfume?
5. Movie that solves all your problems is…
6. First concert you ever saw?
7. Favorite festival you’ve ever gone to not performed in?
8. What is the most complicated thing about your life?
The Back Half with Heather Youmans:
You’ve said “I was born and raised in San Diego, just a 10 minute drive from the beach, so whenever I struggle with happiness, I turn to the ocean for some soul searching.” Why have you personally struggled with happiness?
Between gigs, TV shows and podcasts with your friends, you’re a global PR and communications manager for Fender. How has your job allowed you to enjoy music even more now?
Coming soon to Beyond the Mic will be two stories you wanted my help in telling. We’ll let you all know about who the special stories are later this year, but why is it important for you not only to tell a story through song but help others tell their stories?
Do you believe you have a responsibility to help inspire the next woman in music? There has been a glass ceiling in music. Do you want to be the inspiration for the next star in Del Mar TV star who’s going I want to be just like Heather?
Your song “Shine” is a letter to your younger self. What one thing you would change from your past? And what’s the one thing you wouldn’t change no matter what?
Talk about the incredible power of music in your mind?
What’s the hardest thing about being a singer and musician?
One Big Question:
You’ve said “People know me as “the eternal optimist,” someone who always seems to find something to smile about. But, happiness isn’t perfect, and feeling happy all the time is a myth. We all get a little sad sometimes.” What frustrates you and yet encourages you about life? With all the darkness in the world, what is your light?
Where can people find you and your music?
Her family can create an entire band, enjoys raspberry White Claws, and really wants to go see a psychic. Her latest song “A Little Closer to Happy,” is out now. Heather Youmans thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
Watch the “A Little Closer To Happy” Music Video:
Connect with Heather Youmans:
Spotify Link: https://ffm.to/closertohappy.opr
Listen to Heather’s 1st interview Beyond the Mic