Q: Hi! Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your album “Magnetic Muse Chapter 1”?
A: Magnetic Muse Chapter 1. was inspired by the YinYang concept. Chapter 1 being the Yang chapter. I wanted to write about love and pursuing one’s feelings towards someone through different emotions.
Q: What was the creative process like while working on this album?
A: We used an ensemble of live instruments including drums, keyboard, guitar, and saxophone. We wanted the instruments to be live so the experience was its most authentic.
Q: Are there any specific themes or messages you wanted to convey through “Magnetic Muse Chapter 1”?
A: I would say that there is beauty in the details. Every song was very intentional and authentic in its own way while still telling its beautiful story. Every musician incorporated a little piece of themselves in the art. The Yin Yang 2 part is a connection within itself. Much like how Yin Yang is a part of our lives. We tend to forget about the law of polarity and duality that is in the universe. And how we all have masculine and feminine (yin/yang) energies within us all regardless of the gender we identify as.
We also wanted to showcase the beauty of live instruments because although most mainstream music is computer generated, our roots stem from so much richness. We wanted to acknowledge our vintage souls and blend them with our futuristic visions.
Q: How has your background in dance and performing arts influenced your music and the creation of this album?
A: From a dance and artistic background, I see music as a way of telling a story. Not only do I love creating feelings for people to experience, the story I tell in my lyrics and art is very intentional.
Q: How would you describe your musical style and how has it evolved over the years?
A: I would say my style is very soulful and bluesy. I tend to lean towards my jazz side with a hint of rock and roll that comes from my musical upbringing with my parents. I like to let the music take me regardless of the genre it may fall under. As long as I’m having fun and I feel its spark, it’s a go for me.
Throughout the years I have become more conscious of the structure of my songs. Going on my third year of songwriting I’ve grown to like certain styles. Every day I am inspired by new artists and I learn new and different ways to build a song.
Q: Can you share any memorable experiences or challenges you faced during the production of “Magnetic Muse Chapter 1”?
A: I remember during the writing process, lyrics were flowing right through me. Originally I was not thinking of a 2 part album. It got to the point where I had so many songs that poured out of me and after acknowledging what I wrote and the feeling of each song, I then realized that it only made sense to make it two parts. At this time. I had already painted the album cover and that’s where the Yin Yang concept came to mind. I then decided to put certain songs together based on the energy I felt it gave and from the stories I told in each song
Q: What do you hope listeners take away from your album?
A: I hope they can appreciate the art of storytelling, the beauty of live instruments, and how everything in the universe connected and very intentional
Q: Are there any artists or musicians who have particularly influenced your work and career?
A: The artists that influenced Chapter 1 are Amy Winehouse, Steve Vai, Adele, Miley Cyrus, and Janis Joplin
Q: How do you balance your various creative pursuits, such as acting, modeling, and dancing, with your music career?
A: I like to showcase my paintings through my album covers, my acting and dancing through my music videos and modeling through the story of the album. I love all art and I like to challenge my creativity through all forms
Q: What can fans expect from you in the future? Are there any upcoming projects or collaborations you can share with us?
In the near future I will be releasing a couple music videos for the Yang chapter
Chapter 2 for Magnetic Muse will definitely be at the top of my list along with many singles and new albums to come in the next couple years. I have many more stories to tell and I’m just getting started.