I know it’s been a minute, but thought I would drop a little something for you guys. Went out of town for a little break to visit my family in Georgia. Had a great time seeing the family again and can’t wait to share more of my trip with you guys on here. In the meanwhile, I have been dying to create new music and have been coming up with new stuff to share with ya’ll. Here’s a little piece I did on Chris Stapleton’s Tennessee Whiskey, in honor of the country side! (maybe soon to be home..??). Anyhow, hope ya’ll enjoy this super rough cover. Don’t want to disappoint and will be coming out with more original stuff in the future. Please like, comment, and follow this post and show some love on my IG Singing Account @the.highsnlows too, for more!
Peace & Love,
Not too long ago, I attended a jazz event in the Los Angeles area that led me to gain greater appreciation for the art form of jazz. Eric Reed on the keys backed by a number of talented musicians by name of Anthony Thung on keys, Christopher (to what I recall) on the saxophone who was absolutely amazing and gifted, and a gentlemen on the bass (unfortunately atm I can’t recall his name). The performance was phenomenal. The musicians had great chemistry, it was as if they were communicating to their audience and to each other through their instruments. The whole performance got the whole crowd moving and their legs tapping’ the floor. I was the only asian person in the crowd, which led me to feel out of place. Leimert Park is predominantly a black community, so almost everyone else in the room was black with a few white folks. However, I didn’t let that stop me from having a great time listening and watching the masters at work. Found their performance fascinating, though there was an apparent racial contrast, the music made me feel at home. It’s amazing how music can make strangers feel like they know in each other simply by the way a person moves to the music. Definitely a memory that makes me grateful to be living in a city where the music lives.
Had a blast celebrating our little friend’s birthday party with the littles ones and the crew. The kids had so much fun and the party was filled with music, fun activities, and laughter! Activities include piano time, solfege with hand bells, instrument study, and something in my box. We also had an amazing photographer who took great shots of the event. If anyone resides in the LA/ San Pedro area, who is currently planning an upcoming birthday party, feel free to reach out to Music Moves In Me. We offer a wide range of services along with customized birthday parties and weekly music classes. We would be so excited to help and take part in your child’s special party!~
Hii ya’ll, HAPPY TUESDAY. October is approaching meaning the LA StarQuest 2019 Vocal Competition is right around the corner, too. Taste of Soul is looking for their ✩Star✩ and I need ya’ll to get your votes in! I look forward to attending and participating in this festival because it will be nothing but great company, great food, and of course great music. Everything soul, don’t think I could ask for more! Even if I don’t make it on the competition just being present and witnessing such an incredible event for my first time would be mean so much. Anyhow, it would mean so much if you took a few minutes to check out the contestants and put in ya votes! Pick ya favorite (ME) and VOTE, all ya’ll votes COUNT. Vid link here. much more soon!
MUCH MUCH LOVE.
So excited to announce my new site as an upcoming music artist/ vocalist. I am currently working on new projects, writing new material, developing my craft/ sound/ presentation while planning collaborations with some amazing artists in the near future. I have been graced with amazing guidance so far that I am only excited for the future. This is a perfect time for me to experiment with my sound and create the projects I have always been anticipating and dying to create. You will most definitely find new updates on my site very soon, as well as more content on my music instagram as well.
Feel free to check it out my site here and my singing instagram.
Cannot thank you enough for the all the amazing feedback I have received thus far, and am grateful for all the opportunities I have had recently. Promise to not disappoint.
As a little girl, I remember I enjoyed making rhymes and playing with words.
I wrote my first poem in third grade and it caught the attention of my teacher. She liked it and had me recite it to the class. In high school and college, I’d receive compliments from my teachers/ professors, and wasn’t until college that I decided to hone in on my writing skills. I didn’t realize how much the arts played such a big roll in my life (I would keep a number of art/writing journals and still do). Anyhow, one night after work, I decided to get back into it and wrote a little something. Went out of my comfort zone for this one.
Hope ya’ll enjoy.
beat on: “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey ft. Jay Z
♪ he wanna take me out
to “feel me out”
he wanna buy my Louie
with a belt that say gucci
wanna check my phone like he hasn’t before
he wanna buy my sushi
with a late night movie
he wanna hold my hand
lay me while he do me
he wanna f*** again
then tell his friends
he wanna bring me home
to meet his mom, ask me all these
questions that I’ma have to dodge
he wanna love up in the beach
bake a dish of quiche
look me in the eye
kiss me on my cheek
he wanna ask, “why location don’t show”
“tell me code, show me yo phone”
he calls me, heartbreaker
“makes me wanna date her”
she a lil baddie
in a white Jeep Wrangler ♪
“August 15, 2016 by BOBBY CARTER • Good luck trying to classify Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals. Much of their sound is layered atop a soulful hip-hop foundation; from there, your safest bet is to call it a hodgepodge of genres in the best way possible. Guitarist Jose Rios and bassist Kelsey Gonzalez inject a hard-rock edge into the Hi-Tek-produced “Come Down,” this set’s opening number. When you hear them play the first few jazz chords of “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance,” it’s hard to simply call this R&B.
It’s been a slow build for .Paak, who released a few mixtapes before his 2014 debut album Venice. This year has marked his official breakout with Malibu, on which he did what so many in his position fail to do: He capitalized. After bursting into the spotlight with his appearances on Dr. Dre’s Compton LP, he immediately prepped the release of Malibu. The album sculpted an entirely new lane for Anderson .Paak. He can rhyme with best of ’em, and his vocal styling, reminiscent of ’70s and ’80s greats, is invigorating when set against today’s tender R&B elite. Before all that, he’s a drummer-slash-bandleader.
I’ve experienced three separate presentations of this band. First, there’s the recorded version, on which .Paak collaborates with some of hip-hop’s finest producers. Then, their tight stage show hits you in the chest with 90-plus minutes of pure energy. In the midst of a whirlwind tour, they stopped by the Tiny Desk and reworked three cuts from Malibu, along with an audience request that shocked even them. They stripped down and pulled back just enough to fill the room.”