Blackkid – Hello Yellow

Blackkid – Hello Yellow

 

Blackkid – Hello Yellow

Blackkid – Hello Yellow

 

Artist Name: Blackkid

 

Song Title: Hello Yellow

 

Album Title: Afrika Reunite

 

Release Date: 13/05/2019

 

Genre: Afro Pop

 

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Elijah known as ‘The Black Kid’ was born in Limpopo and bred in Westonaria west of Gauteng.

 

The Black Kid is an Afro-Pop musician, he has a gospel single called ‘LOVER OF MY SOUL’ and he is currently working on his first Afro-pop album entitled “AFRICA REUNITE.”

 

The new project AFRICA REUNITE is reminding our African community about the liberty to being themselves, including their natural ability that thousands of people across the globe wish to have yet they cannot because it within an African man’s nature to do such things. Just to astonish you on the word “African” ‘Afr’ i- its raw while ‘can’- is ability.

In simple terms, the album is made out of raw talent and inspiration to help an African child to fulfill his/her dreams as well show off that raw talent they were born with…

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

Lately, I have been discovering that my music is unique and it feels unique and to anyone who is their first time to hear my music, the first thing that comes to mind is the zeal to hear more because it’s catchy. It’s unique and fun.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

Rhythm, dynamic, and melody.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Black Coffee.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Kwestar and Casper Nyovest.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

My favourite TV show The Ellen show – it’s fun and exploring and V Entertainment – it’s where artists have fun.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

Feeling good, when I don’t feel sad because I have to relate to what I write about at that time so I have to be flexible.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

Fame to me is the level whereby a number of people have an expectancy of something from you or hope for. Success is when you have achieved a goal accomplished to end.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Kwestar.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

Performing and recording for the first time, these two are the worst and the best. The first time I was recording in studio I was so excited but also scared that I won’t miss the tune or note or make mistakes at all, the same applies to performance I get scared and excited at the same time and I was shaking at first but then within a few minutes of engaging with the crowd I became really fine.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

It starts with the song title because I have to know what I am really talking about. Then write a story down then select how to structure and make a chorus and then find a melody for it.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

I believe that as an artist you need to experiment and develop your unique sound. My music is a blend of Afro and pop while it is so unique.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Well, rejection is always there in life and I tell myself that not everyone will like you or what you do and whenever I get rejected I just walk away though it hurts but rather stay away.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

Well, I take it, step by step, meaning I take the verse first, the bridge if I have, the chorus and last verse.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

FL Studio.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and selling of digital files through digital stores.

Well quite honestly I haven’t sold CDs but I do sell digital based on my knowledge CDs both contribute the same but the difference will then be the fact that people use mobile phones to play music than home electronics or CDs and music can be transferred to one another and that’s the loss because the number of people that were sent the audio could’ve bought the CDs…

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Hello Yellow’ is a beautiful day song, before I could write it I needed something just to brighten up a day and I couldn’t think of anything but I remembered the advert used to play on TV back then in 2005/7 the ‘Hello Yellow’ on Sunlight Washing Powder and I remembered how it got us carried away and that’s how I got the title and I used a relationship that has been going through a lot lately and decided to celebrate their love in front of their enemies, because back then my mom would shout at us but when that advert played we would wait for that moment of Hello-yellow to say it all at once.

 

And I also used water under the bridge in a relationship of which is just small issues that can be solved or pass by and in the bridge; it’s a call for people to see how strong we have grown and how little fights cannot set us apart.

 

My last verse is just a direction of how I won’t go back to that worry or fights.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Blackkid- I found this name one time when I was just thinking about who am I and I had no idea unto what am I until I read a small piece of a paper written about black empowerment and the other side had a poem written about Africans regarded as blacks with no colour and at the end it was written black children and I thought about it so deeply and I told myself I want to empower blacks and not only blacks but Africans and I came up with kid black and it didn’t make sense then I twisted to black kid and I just combined it to blackkid and yeah that was how I came up with the name.

 

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Loza Rose – Identity

Loza Rose – Identity

 

Loza Rose – Identity

Loza Rose – Identity

 

ARTIST NAME: Loza Rose

 

SONG TITLE: Identity

 

RELEASE DATE: 5/22/2019

 

GENRE: Electronic Pop

 

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Tell us how you build the confidence to face the audience.

I always found myself very nervous performing in front of one person, but when it’s an audience; it is different. I think it’s different because when I perform, I’m connecting with everyone in the room. It’s like a big therapy group session.

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Tell us your weakness and strength in performance.

I have to say my strength is my voice. The way I sing and get down with my own music and vibe with the audience. My weakness is talking to the crowd because I always catch myself saying “um” over and over again.

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Discuss your songwriting.

When it comes to songwriting, I don’t always have a beat. It’s more like word vomit. When I’m feeling something, I get all these words in my head. Kind like Jenga, I have to find a way to fit all the pieces together, which is something my vocal coach taught me to do. I try to imagine what people want to feel and hone in on that thought.

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List your other skills apart from singing.

I don’t have much, but I’m not too bad at dancing. I took ballet when I was a little girl, did some recitals, but I ended up loving dancing. I’m also good at baking and connecting with people.

 

Originally, I wanted to be a psychologist before I wanted to be a singer. I decided that going for that career choice wouldn’t be the best fit for me, mainly because I don’t feel like taking in other people’s problems would be good for my mental state.

 

I think that singing works best because I can still help people as I connect with them with my music; it’s just like a therapy session.

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Tell us the most memorable moment in your music career.

I have to say going to the studio for the first time. The rush I got, recording songs back to back, you know, it felt right. I knew that is where I belong.

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Discuss your first performance.

I was about 15 years old. It was New Year’s Day, and the night before I went up to a cottage in Middletown, NY for a New Year’s Eve party. The next day I remember taking out my speaker and my mic and I started singing. People starting gathering around and I sang Whitney Huston’s “I Have Nothing”, and it felt like I was giving back to them. That’s when I knew it was the direction I wanted to head in.

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Elaborate on what you know about the music business.

If you find yourself in the right place, at the right time, it can be such a beautiful thing. There’s a very fine line between the good side, and the messed up, unfortunately abusive, and controlling part of the music industry. Even when it comes to artists’ managers, producers, labels, constantly not letting them have a voice.

 

And then there are the good parts when the management team is willing to let them speak, and expand on their creativity. I hope I continue to go in that direction because I love my management team. They really hear me out.

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List the instruments you can play.

I can play the Piano. I’m no Tchaikovsky, but I do enjoy playing. Eventually, I want to learn more about that instrument as I grow.

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Tell us how you tackle a pitch in your performance.

When I perform, and I know that a line is coming up that I have to hit a note that is hard to sing; I try to find the right moment before, take a quick breath in, and tackle that note. Breath is everything.

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Tell us how you build your melody.

As a lyricist, it’s a little difficult to write melodies. However, if I really feel a song I can hear it in my head before it comes out. Then I keep working on it until it sounds the way I want it to. When I started out, I couldn’t build melodies, but now it’s easy for me since I practiced improvisation and writing music in general.

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Describe your live performance and recording in the studio.

It’s pretty much the same when it comes to connecting with your fans. The pain, happiness, and soul in your lyrics are just some things I think about. The difference is that when I’m recording, I’m in a box, whereas on stage I’m free, and I see my audience connecting directly.

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Tell us if you prefer using live instruments for your recording.

Depending on the song and the sound I’m going for. If I want an electric guitar, then that’s what I need. Songs are like stories with ideas, and each idea should fit the song the way the writer hears it and wants it to be.

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Tell us the feedback you are getting pertaining to your music.

The most frequent feedback I get has to be the line “you sound like a pop singer, but you also sound unique in your voice.” They’ve said it’s almost a cross between Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande, with my own unique style.

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Discuss how you record your song.

I have fruit before I go to the studio and I drink a lot of water. When I’m in the booth, I pretend I’m about to perform. I try to have fun and communicate with the studio engineer, Stephen. He’s phenomenal, and he really understands what I’m going for when making music.

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Tell us if you write all your songs.

Most of them – Some of my songs are handed over by producer, Louis. He used to be in a band, he can sing, play piano and a bunch of other instruments. So when he sends me songs there’s a sense of “this will fit your sound.” He’s great at everything. Other than that, I write my lyrics and melodies, and my producer makes them into tunes.

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State your favourite song.

Out Of Sight – It’s about building confidence and letting all the negativity go.

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Discuss the themes of your songs.

I have a few fun songs, feeling good about yourself. “Summer Daze” for example is about having fun with your friends, and being out in the sun (Buns Out!) – And some others about mental health and the feelings leading up to a breaking point. Some of them I sing about being passionate about something.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Loza Rose, however, my real name is Sophia Zuniga. I hate my last name so much that I want to change it to Loza one day. It comes from my grandmother, Elsa Loza, who was also a musician, a singer, and super artistic. My album that’s coming up is called “Roses & Thorns” which will be about the contrasts between the light and darkness of life.

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Loza Rose – Identity

 

About Loza Rose

Born in 2000, in Teaneck, NJ, Loza Rose started singing and playing piano at the early age of seven. She took piano lessons for two years before performing in theatre both as a singer and a young actress. This continued until her freshmen year of high school, where she changed her interest to choir full time.

 

In 2014, she took to YouTube where she sang covers and spoke about mental illness.

 

During her Junior Year, one of her videos reached 200k views within a month. This inspired her to begin composing her own music, and she did start in 2015 writing over 30 songs that year.

 

Right out of high school, Loza decided to push her musical talents to the next level. Taking independent vocal lessons and hiring a manager to push her career forward, she was signed to EAR after six months of developing her sound.

 

Loza gives credit for her lyric style and musical composition to her idols. Her grandmother, Elsa De Los Angeles Loza (known as a singer and an accomplished performer in Quito, Ecuador) inspired Sophia to appreciate music in all forms. It wasn’t until that close family member fell ill; Sophia’s drive to achieve a career in the music industry began.

 

After pursuing a life of performing at small events, Sophia created Loza Rose as her stage name to remember and honour her grandmother, Elsa.

 

Some of her other idols for songwriting and performance can be attributed to Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Whitney Houston, and Selena.

 

Loza Rose describes her music as “unique and inspirational” while her sound can be found in Indie Pop.

 

Her range in music, however, does not stop at just that but also can be heard in Electronic and Latin Pop.

 

She hopes to one day hear her music on local radio stations, Spanish clubs and perform at benefit concerts.

 

On November 17th, 2016, Loza Rose sought treatment at a mental hospital for self-harm. After 11 years of hurting her own body, she finally decided that it “wasn’t normal”, and was convinced by her school therapist. She was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, and she has been on medication since the day she was admitted to cope with her ongoing condition.

 

As a musician, she finds that songwriting is her way of escaping her difficult past. Loza sometimes hopes that her music will help those who don’t have the sense of family or have a strong tether to the world and give people the inspiration to liberate themselves.

 

Loza adds; “I want to give back to the world that same feeling that musicians give me when I listen to their music. That sense of empowerment and emotional conflict you hear is just beautiful.”

 

About The Single

The young up-and-coming Loza Rose is back with her new electronic pop single ‘Identity.’

 

The catchy track has every element to resonate with the listeners.

 

In a saturated music scene, Loza Rosa is able to differentiate herself through powerful lyrics.

 

‘Identity’ speaks about going through mental illness and the difficulties of being labeled.

 

Through the artist’s own point of view, she is able to give a story through the lyrics that leave an impact on the listener.

 

The memorable voice of Loza Rose is backed up by an electronic pop production that gives the lyrics contrast. Moreover, it goes hand in hand with the chorus making it a catchy single.

 

Loza Rose is an artist to keep an eye and ear for, as she will continue to deliver singles that will leave an impact on the music scene.

 

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