I love the creative freedom that comes with being an independent artist. There’s not as much pressure to be something I’m not or create music that doesn’t fulfill me – I get to live in my AUTHENTIC truth at all times.
I started off always going to an outside studio, now I have a studio set up in my home, that not only includes my mic for music, but also my tripod for videos (I’m also a YouTube content creator).
I definitely enjoy recording and the production aspect of creating, however, performing is my first love hands down.
“Provokes thought, empowers women – a message much needed for the culture”
I’m more of a planner, just because I want to make the largest impact that I can when I do release music.
In the next 6 months, you can expect another single release, a solo EP release, as well as a collaborative EP release with my life partner & musician, Chai Tulani.
Yes, definitely!! I currently have 4 music videos released to the public:
Visuals are such an important aspect of the story & art form to me, and I definitely plan on releasing more soon.
My favorite producer/engineer to collaborate with is Motor City Melo.
He has literally helped to mold me into the artist that I am today and when we work together, it’s like magic. Outside of that, me and my life partner, Chai Tulani have an amazing artistic chemistry and we push each other to new heights when we work together. I’m definitely looking forward to sharing some of the music we’ve been working on for the past few months.
My creative process is most times inspired by my emotions – emotions that I can’t let go of but have to let out.
I create as a form of therapy and release, so when I am angry, sad, and even newly-in-love, I have the most to express over a beat.
To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Jim Crow – The Musical
Black Reign – Queen Latifah
All of these projects highlight a different aspect and conversation within myself. They all speak to Black oppression but also Black uplift, and empower the community in a very courageous and authentic way.
My current team exists of myself as the singer,songwriter & emcee, my engineer/producer Motor City Melo, and my videographer and editor, Brandy Smith (from Andy World Productions).
Without these two consistently and generously offering themselves and their gifts for my vision, I don’t know where I would be.
I discovered it through a friend I believe. It has been helpful, especially giving indie artists a chance to be spotlighted for their works.
Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists