READY TO WORK. Hire and collaborate with me if you want a soulful vocal sound that's a mix of Whitney Houston + Amel Larrieux + Tweet. I'll write a song that is lyrically emotional and heartfelt similar to PJ Morton and Solange. My additional skills include vocal arrangements. I am able to work remotely. Let's work. Connect with me today.
I went from writing and recording my first EP in my bedroom closet to traveling the world, following the beat of my own drum, building my audience through my live performances, collaborations, and original music. I have written, recorded, and released 4 projects as an indie artist, being supported by Afropunk, BBC, Vibe, Soulbounce, and many more media platforms. I've contributed to projects from the likes of Tensei, MC ADaD, J.Nolan and Ben Bada Boom. In 2017, I also released “Flowers – A J Dilla Dedication,” my tribute to producer J Dilla. My subsequent single, “Love is Not Hard,” was released as a collaboration with producer David Kennedy. My singles and projects have been well-received, culminating in hundreds of thousands of plays and counting.
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Interview with Dynamic Singer and Songwriter
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of the work I did on my last project, Cheers to Life. I funded, wrote, and recorded the entire project except one song. I worked with friends on production and they delivered my vision to a 't' and then some. It was a labor of love and motivated me to continue working.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on a collaboration with producers in various countries. I am also producing, recording, and editing my new music project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know many people on SoundBetter yet. I will change that very soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital is best for me because most of my work is done remotely. I depend heavily on my tools and software.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to my clients to deliver on time. I promise to be very honest and up front about what I can deliver to them.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love meeting new people and being introduced with new ideas that never existed before.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers commonly ask me if I can sing demos for them. I gladly reply "yes".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that singers does not require time off to care for their instruments.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your budget? What is your timeline? Are you available for a call to discuss? Do you need any additional services?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be crystal clear with your proposal for hire or collaboration. Know your budget and expected turnaround time for your project. Be open for communication. Communication and timelines are imperative.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I were on a desert island, I would take these 5 items: 1. MacBook Pro 2. AKAI MPK mimi 3. AKG Perception 220 mic 4. Buffalo hard drive 5. M-Audio M-Track
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been an indie solo artist for 8 years. My career path has elevated me from home recording to singing on stages from Asia to Africa. I am deeply indebted to music and my gift of singing for my international experiences and career.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is romantic r&b. If you take the essence of Sade mixed with the soulfulness of Maxwell and the honest nature of PJ Morton's songwriting with the beauty of Whitney Houston's tone.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with PJ Morton. PJ Morton is versatile and experienced in the music industry.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One music production tip is to make sure vocals are clear, not bouncy, and do not clip when recording.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on r&b and pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is singing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring vocals and songwriting to a song. I also bring my perspective as a vocalist and songwriter.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is centered around vocal recording and songwriting. I start with the melody then move to lyrics. I record the melody and lyrics. I add background vocals. I finish the song with vocal arrangements. I edit the song up to 10 times. Based on the edits, I make final adjustments. I send the song to be mixed and mastered.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set-up consists of: 1. MacBook Pro/Logic 2. AKG Perception 220 3. ATH-M50X 4. M-Audio M-Track Plus
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Other musicians and music production professionals that inspire me are: 1. PJ Morton 2. Stevie Wonder 3. Solange 4. Tweet 5. Quincy Jones 6. Amel Larrieux 7. Maxwell 8. Sade 9. Adam Blackstone 10. Ta-Ku
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is songwriting, vocal referencing, vocal arrangements, and song demos.