So last night I did a podcast interview with Jack Conner of "The Phoenix Report." It was a very cool interview. I've been knowing Jack through his band Vertebreaker for a few years now. He's a really good guy. Cares about music and artists who are trying to do something about their talents. I was interviewed about my journey into Poppish Rockishness and the release of my EP 'Poppish Rockish' out now for sale on iTunes, Amazon and streaming on Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and Spotify.
We spoke about the roots of my music, how my influences are from R&B singers and dancers, people like Michael and Janet Jackson, TLC, Aaliyah, and Bruno Mars. The origins of how I came about doing Poppish Rockish music is kind of mysterious, other than the fact that when I tried R&B for years, it just never worked out. Once I started diving into the Rockish genre, I was able to take off with writing, recording, performing, etc.
My EP 'Poppish Rockish' is a long time in the making. I've been working on this for six years. Recording songs, and re-recording them over and over. Revamping them with either more real instruments (we used the music program sounds in the beginning) and the evolution of my voice. That is a whole situation in itself. It took me a while to start singing the way I sing. Listening to artists like Janet, TLC, and Aaliyah who are all known for their silky smooth vocals, I had to find my own.
Because I had been studying their songs for years, and not Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston's I was used to singing softly. Took me a while to come out of my shell with the help of my parents and my brother Quent Aleem, A.K.A, Yella Fella 407. I started doing vocal excercises from youtube vocal coaches and it started to get better and better. But enough about all of that. I then started performing my songs to tracks on stage. I had no band, had never had a band and I knew about the world of making show tracks. So this is what I did.
It wasn't until 2012 that I finally started my live band. I had released two music videos and I was ready to get out there. I put a band together and through many transformations of it, we started performing. During these days I was performing primarily with metal and hard rock bands around the Orlando area. To my surprise, my music and show was well received, just like my Poppish Rockish sound had been well received by trap music rap artists when I performed with tracks back in the day. I don't have any genre to specifically perform with, so I'm always the weird genre'd artist, wherever I perform. And it's cool. I'm good with that.
Fastforward, performances were going and the last time I performed live was May 30th, 2015 in Tampa. I was pregnant with my second child. It seems as if the pregnancy was a slow down in the beginning, but it actually was a great thing. On top of the baby being another blessing in my life, he was a blessing for my music. The timing was perfect. I regrouped. I wanted to take things to a new and higher level. When I returned to the stage I wanted things to be more legit, professional, captivating, and overall better than any performances I had done in the past.
On top of this, I met some awesome musicians who I was blessed with and a great producer/guitar player/engineer who was a big help as well. We scratched all the music that was already recorded for my Poppish Rockish album and we started over with recording. The guitars are better, and I have live drums on every single track. It was an eight month process when we started and I'm very happy with the finished product. We recorded a full album but I am releasing just an EP right now. The rest is for later..muahahahaha.
I now have an EP that I am very proud of, I'm not uncomfortable with any of it. I love the sound, production, even my vocals I'm not embarrassed of anymore! I've always been self conscious about them. I have now started rehearsals. My big return to the stage is next Thursday, March 2nd at the Haven in Winter Park, Florida. I have guests Beach Casino and Tears of a Tyrant joining me. I love their styles. It's going to be a great show. I'd like you guys to join me as well. All info can be found on my website ChaddyBoom.com. It's gonna be an energy packed show. Entertaining. I can't wait to return to the stage. And I hope to see you there!
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With love my lovelies,