Photo Courtesy Of Tyesha Chaunté
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED?
Born in Chicago and raised in Fort Worth, TX.
WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR PRESENT CITY OR YOUR HOMETOWN?
Fort Worth has a lot of creatives coming out of it, whether you're looking at music, art or photography.
WHAT WERE YOUR INFANT ASPIRATIONS?
As a child I always dreamed of singing and one day selling out Madison Square Garden multiple nights in a row.
WHAT HAS BEEN A SEMINAL EXPERIENCE?
Recording and releasing my first body of music "Epsa."
Honestly, singing is all that I know and all that I want to spend time getting to know better.
HOW WOULD YOU CLASSIFY YOUR SOUND?
Pop music that holds the soul of worship music.
WHAT THEMES DO YOU PURSUE THROUGH YOUR LYRICS?
Pain, love and freedom.
IS THERE A SONG OR MUSICAL PASSAGE THAT NEVER FAILS TO MOVE YOU EMOTIONALLY?
"Love" by Musiq Soulchild.
WHAT OR WHO HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
The life of Jesus Christ has the greatest influence on me. Music wise, it varies from artist and writers such as Chance the Rapper, Erykah Badu, Steffany Gretzinger and more.
WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
Varies, but usually just going through something deeply and then picking up the guitar and writing about it. For me, the lyrics and chords come at the same time and then later down the line I find a producer to help me develop the overall sound more.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE VISUAL?
The visual is very important. I mean, everyone is going to make up different translations of what they think my songs mean to them. However, with a visual I am able to really explain my side of the story without any confusion.
HOW DOES YOUR AESTHETIC TRANSLATE IN OTHER ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE?
I keep things very natural with myself because I don't believe in being something. I'm not just for a stage setting. I wear little to no make up and I rarely go shopping. How chill I am is definitely reflected in the vibe of my music.
HOW DO YOU GET STAGE READY, ANY BEAUTY RITUALS YOU SWEAR BY?
I'm all about being in my natural state. So, usually I have little to no make up and I wear whatever I feel like wearing in the moment and whatever happens to be in my closet.
HOW DO YOU SPEND A DAY OFF?
I don't enjoy sitting around lol So I try not to have days off. But at the least I'll watch videos and listen to music and shed.
HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
The only way to really get me to unwind is for me to enter a state of prayer and to reflect on my dreams.