Photographer by Sergio Necoechea @sergionecoechea
Grooming by Allie Ellis @allieellishair
Styles by Jamar Hart @jamar_hart
Interview by Ashira Provost @_ashiraprovost
Did you ever think your songs, “Just A Friend” and “Let Me Love You” were going to be a hit?
I never know what songs will be a big hit. But I know I’ve already given my best in the studio when I’m creating, and am always trying to create a timeless work of art.
You were away from the music scene for some time, how were you finding yourself spiritually and what made you decide that it was time to start writing music again?
A lot of it is a blur to me now that I have moved into higher templates of expression. I no longer identify with my past in that way. I just know that being present is a gift. It’s where the magic is. I started writing because I have something to say.
On July 20th you’ll be releasing your new single “Drowning”? What inspired you to write the song? Is it about a special someone in your life?
Drowning is about lingering feelings for an ex and the passionate attraction of a new love interest. It can be a hard transition.
In the Fall you’ll be releasing a new album called Dancing Shadows. What message are you trying to send to your fans through your new album?
The message I’m sending with this body of work is honesty, self-express, creativity and freedom.
What has been one of the biggest obstacles you have faced as an artist?
One of the biggest obstacles is staying an artist. Like truly being present and nonjudgmental towards my own vision and creativity.
What are your thoughts on R&B today?
I think the R&B today, well, it’s redundant and unoriginal.
Are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with in the future?
There are too many to name, but shit, would love to do something on a soundtrack with Sade!
How do you balance your spirituality and social media?
I’m focusing on integrating everything into my life in the form of balance and harmony. So, everything I do is truth and authenticity. That way it’s never not of my spirit. When you embody your truest expression, you project that no matter what.
You have been part of the music industry since you were a teenager. How has music helped shape the person you are?
Music has given me a hobby, a passion, and a living. It’s my labor of love. It makes my world more multi-dimensional and colorful.
If you could go back in time to when you were young, what advice would you give yourself?
I would tell myself to feel everything yet judge nothing. Keep your heart open and express everything!!!