Twilight saga actress and singer/songwriter Tinsel Korey is set to release her new EP “Seize the Day” on August 30, 2012. Tinsel has been developing her musical talent from a very young age and the release of this EP will be the result of several years of work. Recorded at the famous WAX studios in Washington, the Indie-Folk Rock EP will consist of five news songs, in addition to Tinsel’s previously recorded single, “Letter,” which will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com, in addition to other major online outlets. A labor of love, each track was written by Tinsel herself, and produced by Brian Blake.
The title track “Seize the Day” is the pivotal song on the EP. The idea for the song came up when Tinsel created her “Wolf Girl Boot Camp,” an appealing and exciting way for her to get healthy along with her fans. Tinsel shares, “I wanted something positive, an upbeat message to myself and anyone on the same path to never give up, and to live life to the fullest. To not let fears dictate how grand to live life. I think I’m on a journey of transition, of learning, of growing, of living in the moment. It’s mirrored in the tone and direction of the entire EP. The song is the catalyst for everything else on the album.”
Tinsel’s songs are not solely centered on stories of relationships and love, but on emotional elements that make up the situation in one’s life. They are about the recognition of growth in oneself. She shares, “They’re all very reflective. They center on learning to love, whether it be oneself or another person and growing from the trials and tribulations that come with the territory.” “I Surrender” is another key song on the EP as it describes the challenge of not wanting to give into fear. She adds, “The song is about ultimately knowing that if you don’t change, you could be losing out on something that could have been amazing. Most of my songs are inspired by a relationship, and they are a way for me to look at what was going on in that moment, from an outside perspective, and figure out how I wanted to move forward.”
Tinsel also did a recent interview with Ology
How does it feel now that the production on the series is wrapped?
TINSEL KOREY: It’s bittersweet. You’re sad that this huge chapter in your life is coming to an end, but you’re excited about the new possibilities that are out there. Like the wolf pack and I are family. I had this moment when I was like, ‘Are we still going to be friends after this is over?’ But I feel like we’re so bonded by it that we will remain family. It’s bittersweet.
Would you be open to doing another film series?
Of course! Absolutely. If they put me on Hunger Games I’d be happy. [Laughs]
What was your favorite book in the Twilight Saga series?
I would probably say New Moon. I’ve heard a lot the Twilight cast from the first movie say that was theirs. I think also because that holds a dear place in your heart because it’s the beginning point of your role in the franchise. So I think New Moon was definitely my favorite book.
What was it like auditioning for the role of Emily? Did you audition opposite any of the werewolves?
No, it’s funny because the other boys apparently had a really long process! I had one audition and that was it. And they shortlisted me for that part and I booked the role. So I had no idea who else was cast when I got this opportunity.