21 Aug Aname’ Rose
Let’s start from the beginning. How did you get your start in music? When you did start making music? Who are some of your musical inspirations? What pulled you to create music? What are your goals as an artist? Tell us about your journey so far.
I’ve been singing since age 3, and had my first performance at age 7 at my first vocal recital. Shorty after i joined a non- profit organization called Louisiana Kids and that’s when I started performing consistently. I started recording music when I was 13. I recorded my first song called “Fallin.” And I’ve been recording off and on ever since. I’m really inspired by a group named Moonchild, I look up to Sabrina Claudio , along with Alina Baraz and Ariana Grande of course! Too be honest I think at first I started making music because people sort of expected me to, everyone always told me how great of a singer I was and that I should start making songs of my own songs – so I did, but eventually I started loving it. One of my biggest goals is to make music that uplifts the masses. Bring people to higher level of consciousness. Write about real things with real instrumentation. The journey has been a long one, I’ve been doing this for 17 years now. It gets better every year. This field is unpredictable, and I think that’s the best part about it. Nothing is set in stone, and there’s always more to learn.
What’s been your biggest accomplishment in your career so far? What are you most proud of?
I would say being on American Idol. I made it all the way to Hollywood Week in season 16. I made it to top 70. It was an amazing experience! It’s actually what inspired me to move to Los Angeles to pursue my music career further. ]
What have been some of the toughest things you’ve had to overcome as a musician/artist?
I would say finding confidence. i haven’t always believed that I was a great singer. I had to grow into that idea. Too be honest I don’t even know what made me think i was bad in the first place. But I’m glad to say that I’ve outgrown that narrative.
Can you describe your process of making music? Do you start with lyrics? melody? a sample?
I normally start with the music first. The melody is next and then lyrics come in right after.
How has your participation in the Indie Artists’ Studio classes or working with Jessica helped in your journey?
Jessica has done so much for me! She’s an amazing vocalist and teacher and she’s always giving the best advice. Jessica is part of the reason why I released my song. She believes in me and my talent, and encourages me every time we meet to keep going! Her teaching has helped me with my technique as well as my confidence. Having her by your side is a win win all around.
What is a piece of advice you’d give to other Independent Artists like yourself?
Be confident, consistent and never give up. There’s room for everyone to be successful.
Who would be your dream collaboration?
Ugh, that’s so tough! Either Ariana Grande or Sabrina Claudio