1: What inspires you to create?
Life in general makes me want to create. To be surrounded by so many inspiring artists and art itself, gives me that will power to want to join the force of that community because it’s the only group I ever really fitted in. And it has always been that way ever since I started falling in love with photography. Early on I was so inspired by street / fashion visuals and was shortly praised for how captivating my own pictures use to be; so I always felt like even the people who look up to me and support me inspire me to create as well for the fact of them believing in all of my dreams. It could really drive a person!
2: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?
I definitely say just jump into it and don’t care about anything or any opinion that may be brought up by anyone. Advice is always helpful but it’s your vision first so stand tall in knowing that what you do is what you do! No one can stop you once you get going and if you keep that attitude, you have no choice but to receive your blessings & succeed!
3: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?
Of course! And When I’m by myself listening to music, I really don’t mind to shift into all different types of genres. Sometimes certain sounds may not stick, but my new found appreciation for music has always allowed me to be able to listen to almost anything and at least give it a try. Can’t find a new favorite song if I don’t listen to anything new and different!
4: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)
Honestly through social media most of the times. I barely go to record stores and sometimes I find new artists through music magazines but social media & my friends suggestions on who to listen to always seems to bring it home!
5: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)
I love listening on my phone and I’m still a CD player. Those are a big vibe!
6: What band/artist do you think everyone should listen to?
I think everyone should listen to Channel Tres. He’s a newer artist I stumbled upon last year and his sound is just like no other. Not too many men make me feel fierce but his voice and production is literally on fire. I always connect with people who look like me and remind me of myself so he’s super crazily dope and has this deep voice that I don’t think anybody can deny is sexy! Also my friend Metal Pillow is an amazing instrumentalist & an AMAZING Bass player. He changed his name from “Johaynan” to “Metal Pillow” and with that change, his production upgraded from dance production to an alternative electronic star type of vibe. I honestly love it and he’s the only other producer who worked on co- producing my EP. a 10/10 producer if you ask me!
7: What motivates you to check out a new artist?
Definitely their style, production type & the context of what they sing / rap about in their music! Performing skills is always a plus to because I love sitting down and watching a crazy visual!
8: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?
I feel like Beyoncé holds the title of being my first favorite artist. I found out about her when I was so young and it’s something about being young and hearing real quality music that will forever stick with you. Her drive, skill, beauty & and professionalism just was the total package for me to fall in love with an artist. Especially with her ground breaking performances, I just have always been inspired by her because she’s the standard and definitely somebody I’d want to be like and touch the heights she has!
9: What was the inspiration for your song “Spacing”?
I feel like a certain situationship made it easy to vibe on that Song lol. It’s like a battle for love that’s already won and I feel like at the time of my life, it was so therapeutic to just kind be poetic over this cool spacy electronic beat while still talking about love & having fun. The name Spacing also just went so well with how the beat sounded so it was like a full circle thing!