Singer songwriter Serena Weir hails from Glasgow but is longing to get back onto cruise ships, working as a singer. In the meantime she has been working on some new material including recent track Hold On. She spoke with The Fountain about the music she has been putting out and the venues she has missed and longs to play again soon.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Hold On?

The reception has been great! I think everyone has really enjoyed this one as it’s more upbeat and suitable for radio etc! Everyone has said it’s definitely not what they expected and I like that … that’s what I was aiming for! Always got to keep them on their toes!!

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

The journey from heart break to self love and independence through energy fire and sass! 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

I’m going to keep releasing more music!! I have honestly so much music sitting that I’ve been able to create because of the pandemic. I plan to keep releasing singles to build more of a fan base and have a solid catalogue on my Spotify and other streaming platforms. Also try and follow as many songs with music videos too to have more visual content also. I’m also still a musical theatre performer so I am also waiting for the cruise ship I started working on at the beginning of the pandemic last year to go back so I can go travel and do what I love again!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

My favourite venue I’ve ever played believe it or not was in the royal concert hall in Glasgow. I used to do concerts there all the time throughout the years. This wasn’t for my own music but I’d love to do a concert there again one day. I would also love to play smaller venues for my music for the intimacy such as King Tuts! I’ve always wanted to play there! I hope to book some gigs when we can.