Willow Avalon, our newest Artist Accelerator here at SiriusXM, shared her end-of-year recap in an exclusive Vision Board special. The “Honey Ain’t No Sweeter” singer manifested future collaborations and tours with her favorite artists, performances at special venues, a soundtrack appearance on a certain TV show, and much more for 2024 and beyond.
Who have you collaborated with so far?
There’s two people, actually: Runner and Field Medic. Both of them have been top faves of mine for a long time. So when they said that they wanted to do a remix of the first song that I ever released called “Drivin'” — which was, like, self-released, unmixed, unmastered, DistroKid recording as an MP3 with GarageBand on it — I couldn’t have been more flattered and honored.
And so, yeah, my collaborations with them are my only ones, really, to date, and the best ones. And I couldn’t love them more.
Who do you hope to collaborate with in the next 1–3 years?
I mean, selfishly, I wanna collaborate with everybody because I love music in general, and I think branching different genres is really cool. I would probably say my top favorites would be Zach Bryan, Phoebe Bridgers, and then Lucinda Williams. I love her so much, and it’s always been a dream of mine to do something with her in general. Throwing a curveball in there, the youngins might not know.
What’s your favorite performance that you’ve done so far?
My performance here. It was the first time that I’d ever played for the radio, and I remember hearing my song on SiriusXM for the first time, and there’s a video of me screaming, and just being like, “Oh, my gosh, I can’t believe they played it once. I’m so grateful.” And now you guys have played it, like, 900 times, which is crazy.
Where do you want to perform in the next 1–3 years?
Probably music festivals, and then the real sweet, real cool theaters here in New York. I love Webster Hall, and I love Bowery Ballroom. So I’d probably say there. I’ve watched so many of my friends, and people that I love, and also people that I don’t know that I still love play those venues, and I just think there’s so much energy.
Who would you want to tour with in the next 1–3 years?
I can’t say Nickelback. I’d probably say Kacey Musgraves or Zach Bryan. I mean, I did their cover here. And their music, both individually and together, is just mind-blowing and a big inspiration to me. Yeah, maybe Phoebe Bridgers.
What soundtrack would you want my music featured on?
I love Law & Order. My manager’s laughing. But I love Law & Order. And I would love if my songs would be on Law & Order. I can go “bum-buh” but with a banjo.
What has been your favorite and most memorable interview so far?
Definitely, probably this one. And also my interview with Mikey Piff, who’s probably one of my favorite humans in the whole entire world. Doesn’t get much better than him.
What do you want to be best known for in the next 1–3 years?
I would really, really love to be known for the album that I put out. Because while my apartment is awesome and special, and I love it, and I love interior design and vintage, and I love my possum son so much, I really hope to do music for the rest of my life. And be able to give that to y’all. So, I hope my record touches people enough to where that’s what they know me as.
Answers have been edited for clarity.
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