Dymes In Music:

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-By Joanna Singletary, DYME Magazine

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What got you into R&B?

My uncle Walt being one of the original members of The O’Jay’s is a major influence on my love for R&B. Also, both of my parents loved the genre and listened to multiple singers nonstop when I was a kid. 

 

What do you love most about being on stage?

I love watching people’s reactions when I start singing. It’s really cool to watch people of all walks of life bobbing their heads on one accord and smiling back at me. 

 

Who is your biggest inspiration in music?

My biggest inspiration is Mariah Carey. She is a songwriter first and foremost and that is why her career has longevity. I hope to achieve that. 

 

What are some of the most memorable shows you've done?

One of my favorite shows was recently at Jilly’s Music Room in Akron Ohio. I performed my entire EP “Wait Until November” for the first time. I really felt everything come together that night when it comes to who I am as an artist. I gained a lot of new fans too. 

Another memorable show was my 3rd grade talent show. I messed up the song and walked off the stage crying. After the show everyone was so confused why I stopped because they didn’t even hear me mess up! I learned a valuable lesson that day. No matter what happens up there, just keep singing. They probably didn’t even notice. lol

 

If you had a chance to make a song with your favorite artist, who would it be?

I don’t have a favorite artists so I’m gonna name a few lol I want a song with Miguel, Tory Lanez, Drake, Sam Smith, and Pusha T

 

How are you able to influence people with your music?

I feel like I inspire people to bring the old style of music back. I’m a mix of so many artists that can SANG. I feel like my style of music makes people wanna really sing again. 

 

What is your favorite track you recorded?

My favorite track is “Need U Back” because some days I really can’t believe I wrote that one or that it is me singing. Just an out of body experience all together when I listen. 

 

If you had to give advice to someone following in your footsteps what would your advice be?

My advice is to take your time. Listen to feedback and criticism but only keep what serves you. A lot of people will comment on things they can’t even do. Just smile and nod but still do YOU. 

 

Do you think it's better to be an independent artist in today's music industry?

Independent. As a songwriter I know the importance of connecting through lyrics. I couldn’t imagine not having control over the content I put out to introduce myself musically.

 

What upcoming projects/ events do you have coming up that our readers can look out for?

I am releasing my first music video in March 2020 to my single “Need U Back” off or my EP “Wait Until November”, So look for that.