People always try to put artists in a box and label them as "Pop" singers, "R&B" singers, etc. A lot of artist resort to the cliche response, "You can't put me in a box. My style is original." If you ask me, I'll say, "I am an artist." I can't predict what I will write next, its not a planned thing. Music just comes to me naturally, whether it be an unconventional song or a country tune, its art. My passion for music allows me to appreciate and respect all art forms and at the end of the day music is music to me; the thing that motivates, and drives me.
Artists such as Donnie Hathaway excite me because you can feel his soul through his music.
Lauren Hill's music marries intellect, truth, pen, paper and melody to lyrics and you can not help but feel powerful when listening to her songs.
Michael Jackson alone has forever changed the world of music. Needless to say, his music holds longevity. It is timeless, classic and simply beautiful.
Mary J. - The rawness of Mary's voice is unique to me. There is something in her tone that makes you feel her.
Prince and the genius that is Prince... his originality and creative boldness makes his music stand out.
-I could go on and on like Erykah Badu.
"Beautiful" melody. "Relatable" lyrics. "Lush" harmony. "Real" instrumentation. "Raw" vocals. "Driving" rhythms. "Bold" delivery."Originality". "Longevity"...
-In my opinion; all the above are adjectives that make up this thing that we call music. Music is all around us. We live it, we hear it, we see it we feel it, we make it, we breathe it... Simply put, music makes the world go round'.
Consciously, I would like to believe that music has always been a part of who I am. I just don't remember birthing my gift until the tender age of six, when I performed my very first solo. Since then, music has been calling me, demanding my attention and I refuse to disappoint her.
At the end of the day, I can say I have reached success when I have created something based solely off of what I feel or felt at that moment no matter how "different" it may seem. I don't need anyone's approval on MY music; that is what makes it MINE. As long as I stay true to myself and write what I feel, i will always have a hit in my book.