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HOMETOWN: Detroit, MI
Occupation: R&B Singer
Where did your inspiration for music come from?
I think my initial inspiration came from Whitney Houston. I watched The Bodyguard a thousand times a day. I had to be about 2 yrs old. One day, I decided to start singing “Jesus Loves Me” from the movie and after that it was literally history.
What keeps you motivated to stay involved in it?
Knowing my purpose and having that passion keeps me motivated. The industry is definitely a fickle business to be in. But, I have such a passion for music that I always come back around to pursuing it. There are definitely moments of defeat and frustration but all in all, I know that my lyrics are a truth that could possibly save, encourage, lift someone. So it’s bigger than just me.
What separates your music from other artist?
I would say the fact that I write all of my music separates it from other artists. Even if I use cowriters, it’s 100% my life, my journey, my truths. I think a lot of artist get caught up in wanting to make hits and be popular. So the message gets lost a lot of times. I’m not about that life. LOL
What is your creative process like when you’re writing new music?
It varies! A lot of times, I write my songs completely acapella and get them tracked out. I usually just zone out after the third or fourth line. And i’m still super old school with the pen and pad. If you look through my journals, you’ll see a lot of doodling in there. I just doodle my way through verses until I lock in something solid. Red wine helps too. Preferably, Cabernet if anybody wants to be fancy and send me a bottle:) — (She funny lol)
What do you have going on now?
Right now, I’m in the process of releasing some original music, finishing up a solo EP and prepping for a full length album. Working with Danny Swain (who is major dope btw) on his album. He has me on just about every song, which is crazy. Shout outs to Danny! OH, and working on building my brand UnCHELLtered!
What’s next for you?
“Music music and more music!” Releasing something every quarter of the year is the main goal. Just focusing and trying to Live Life UnCHELLtered!