What is your style of music?
Pop R&B. The style can change; it depends on the type of song I wrote.
Who or what has been your greatest influence on your style?
I always loved artists who did sing and dance. My greatest influences were the artists I listened to in my childhood. Your childhood creates the foundation for the future and who you will become later in life. I listened to all types of music, but I loved artists like Janet Jackson, Madonna, Paula Abdul, NKOTB.
How did you get started in your career?
Music was always important to me. In my childhood, I was interested in performing arts, I took dance lessons for eight years and was always busy listening to music and dancing every day until I couldn´t stop as I also wanted to become a professional dancer. Later in life, I started writing my own songs and took vocal lessons.
What struggles or barriers did you face or are you facing to promote yourself and your work?
In my country, the Netherlands, they never seemed to understand who I am and what I’m about. When you´re a woman of color, single mom, and woman artist, you´re in big trouble. You can´t say that you´re an artist; if you say such a thing, you don´t wanna know what will happen. So I had to work hard, let my intuition be my guide to make things happen!
What life lessons have you learned, and how have they influenced your style?
I learned a lot; I just know better what I want and don´t want. I often write about my own life experiences. My 2nd album is coming up with a new sound.
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