The Scoop on Alesia Lani
Q: When did you first start music?
I've been singing for 10years mainly as a featured vocalist & songwriter total but since 2013 I've been on my solo wave.
Q: Where are you based out of now?
I'm based out of Austin TX
Q: What do you love about making music?
I love the process of creating. From writing and arranging the songs to bringing it to its full musical form. Being able to express my feelings by using a beat like a canvas is the freest feeling ever
Q: Who are your musical influences?
I tend to give an Erykah Badu feel & she has her part but I also love Prince, Missy Elliot, Mary J, but back in the day Mary J, Teddy Riley. Mom listened to lots of old school funk/R&B & I love Minnie Rippleton, Isley Brothers, Jodeci I literally can go on & on!
Q: What was the inspiration behind Ride?
Well, when I was introduced to the track the inspiration was already made! The producer Jon Keyz wanted a different feel included on the track & I was happy to oblige! So I went for a response approach!
Q: What are you currently working on?
I'm currently working on my second project as of now& I'm really excited about it. I'm working with more musicians, producers, & writers as well!
Q: How would you describe your style of music?
I like to describe it as R&B, Neo Soul. I love the originality of soul R&B & how it makes me feel. The nostalgic feeling it gives me. As much as ppl appreciate it I do as well.
Q: Do you have any shows coming up soon?
Well SXSW is right around the corner I have a few shows then. Starting April I'll be gearing up for my residency here in Austin a local lounge called Stay Gold every Friday from 7-9pm Happy Hour !
Q: What are some of your goals for 2017?
I want to do a tour for sure especially with the release of the new album!
Q: Who would you love to collaborate with?
I'd love to collaborate with Pharrell, Missy Elliott, Teddy Riley, Bj the Chicago Kid, Anderson Paak, Chance the Rapper, Brandy... man I can go on with this one too lol
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
I love to cook!! Of course writing songs, and helping my daughter with her school work and learning( she's in Kinder)!
Q: Is there anyone in the industry you would like to work with?
My answers as far as collaborations tie in with this question as well! But to add on I'd love to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar, Dre of course! J Cole, Big Krit & Thundercat, beast!! Again I can go on lol
Q: What’s something about yourself that people wouldn’t expect?
Well, I'm married with a 6-year-old! My nails turn blue when I'm cold, I have two half brothers and I'm not much of a dessert type of chic. I really have to crave it lol
Q: If you weren’t doing music, what would you be doing?
Well looking at my life now most likely a full-time mother and wife or a sports physical therapist... I give the best massages!
Q: Name 3 songs you’re really enjoying at the moment.
Show you the Way by Thundercat
Bounce Back by Big Sean
By Design by Kid Cudi
That's the new stuff I'm jamming hard right now!
How can your fans reach you and keep up with you?
Of course, on all social networks, you can find me under my name Alesia Lani & I also have a website
And there you have it folks! Be sure to check back in with the super talented Alesia Lani and keep her on your artist to watch list!