How have you ended up in the music industry?
I have always been singing, and it's something I've loved to do since day dot. It's been my refuge and greatest love in life..music, because it's always been there. "Music, that's what I'm doing with my life"..I didn't have much say in the matter. Music somehow found me and it became my great passion.
What do you think of the current state of the music industry?
I think there was a lot of things going wrong with the industry in terms of being able to "make it" in the same sense as you could back in the day..even in the 90s and early 2000s. Originality wasn't really something the mainstream was after so the music that was on the TV or music channel all sounded the same (it still is the case). But then we became resourceful as musicians and artists. It's a great time to be an independent musician today. You have direct access to so many resources that makes it very easy to get your music out there, to the whole world, not just your backyard. It's also much easier to find and interact with your audience and people that will dig what you do. This shift is something that allows musicians to make the music they want to make, and get it out in there. We are very fortunate.
Who do you think is the most influential artist?
Right now, I would have to say Lizzo, she is killing it. She is unconditionally herself in all that she does, if not in her musicianship! She is inspiring self love, which is something we still need to be reminded of. All the while she is making us enjoy ourselves with her music, message and bad-ass-ness! Lizzo for president!