Monday, April 30, 2012
Interview with "Dark Beauty"
How and when did you decide on a career in music?
I think in my 20’s as I started to really develop my voice, I knew it would be great fun to turn this my favorite pastime in to a career.
Who are some of your major influences?
I have so many. As far as vocals I absolutely love Opera Singers like Natalie Dessay, Inva Mulla, and the dramatic style of Anna Netrebko just to name a few.
I also love melodic heavy metal like Metallica, Disturbed, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Epica, Tarja, and Evanescence. I enjoy mixing genres in my music, and aim to create a true epic feel with the Dark Beauty concept album through these different styles.
I am really inspired by my entire family who continues to believe in me! I have a tremendous support system and they are such a strong force in my life. I always loved watching great actors, comedians and singers, and went to Broadway shows as a young adult. As a young child I was always on stage even when there was no stage, trying to make people laugh. I think I was performing even before I knew what performing was.
Care to take us through your song writing process?
Well, sometimes the lyrics come first and sometimes it’s about the melody for me. This can be difficult when writing a concept album, because the story doesn’t always come to me in the right order…so what happens is I have to figure out where an idea fits into the story and work around that. The most important thing is for it to fit and make sense for the storyline. If I have an idea that doesn’t fit than…I’ll change it until I find what works best.
Are you planning to release more music in the near future?
Yes right now we are working on the Dark Beauty concept album which is currently in production and we are planning on releasing the full album by the end of 2012.
What is some advice you would give artists who are just starting out?
I would really advise anyone starting out to work hard at being the best at your skills whether taking voice, or playing an instrument in order to become the best musician you can be. Try to develop whatever is unique about yourself as an artist and work on enhancing those skills. Learn the market, talk to people, and never stop believing in your dreams!
Anyone you would like to give a shout out to?
I would love to give a shout-out to my family, my fans, and the incredible musicians on this project. I also would like to give a special shout-out to Coral Rose Radio for believing in my style and for her constant support towards my music! Thank you all for believing in the Dark Beauty project!
Finally, where can fans buy your music?
Dark Beauty selections can be heard on the following sites: