1. What first got you into music?
I’ve always sung in the choir growing up. Timmy Gatling from the group “Guy” went to my church and at 17 we started working on my first record.
2. Who inspired you to make music?
Not one specific person but I had this small old TV in my room where I would sneak and watch Soul Train Music Awards. Artists like Janet Jackson, SWV and Aaliyah made me want to be a performer.
3. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I would describe my music as a sweet spot! I’m a chameleon. Big on trying genres, tones and concepts to create something out of the box. But, if I have to check a box…my roots and my voice is 90s RnB with versatility.
4. What is your creative process like?
Usually it’s just myself and the engineer. Load any beat, I can do toplines all day. Sometimes it’s a full one take freestyle like “Pull Up” but on the flip-side I have songs I still need to finish writing. I vibe and don’t force the process.
5. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
That’s easy, Brandy & Pharrell! Brandy is the vocal bible and Pharrell produced hits that will last lifetimes. That’s a WIN WIN for me!
6. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Right now it would be Doja Cat. Visually and methodically she just understands the assignment! Plus,
I think we’d have fun.
7. What is the most useless talent you have?
God forbid I lose my hands but I can pick things up with my toes.
8. What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
I have a fashion degree from FIDM so I would own a Fashion house. Fashion and music go hand in hand. I’m planning to drop my clothing line later this year.
9. Which famous musicians do you admire?
I really admire Janet Jackson! Janet is the prototype for a triple threat performer. In a parallel universe she is my Mutha. In this world, I was born to play her in her biopic.
10. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
What I would change about the industry is “boxing” people into trends. Artists should be allowed to be their full creative selves.