FYIG Chats With Singer/Songwriter Lorine Chia

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Tell us a little bit about 

I’m 26 years old artist originally from Cameroon. Moved to the states when I was 6. Got into music around 15 and hair around 13. Released my first album when I was 19. Moved to LA when I was 23 and now I do music and hair full time for a living. It’s been pretty fun. 
 

How would you describe your musical style?

I just call it Sweet Noise. Basically a mixture of all of my favorite genres alternative r & b, rock, soul, blues, jazz, hip hop, trap, all being linked by the sound of my voice. 
 

What was it like to see your single “Life without a Dream” premiered on Oprah’s “Queen Sugar”?

Omg so surreal. The producer, Rami, called me one day and told me the good news of it getting placed on an episode. It was dope to see something I put out so long ago become current again. Annnnddd there might be a chance that Oprah liked my song so that’s always a plus lol. 
 
What have you learned from writing songs for/collaborating with artists like Machine Gun Kelly, Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa?
 
I’ve learned to have fun with music and to not be shy to ask to collaborate. It’s always great when you can get with other artists with more experience, success, and insight and make something timeless. 
 
What can you tell us about your new single, “Needed” and the video behind it?
 
 
“Needed” is a self-love song. On my 3 year venture in LA I learned the amazing gift of loving oneself. It was a reminder for any time I ever try to forget I am the one I always needed. No one else can fulfill my happiness but me. When the producer, Sam Hoffman, played the beat I was like ooooo this reminds me of days when I’m home by myself enjoying myself. The video was me winding down, drinking my Stella Rosa, dancing around the house in my cute dress, and singing I love you to myself. It was really fun shooting. 
 
Do you have any live shows coming up? What’s the audience experience like when they see you live?
 
The next live event I’m going to have is my album release party later in September. I’m super excited for my friends and fans to finally hear what I’ve been working on for so long.
 
What’s next for your career?
 
My “Sweet Noise” album is set to release this fall.
 
What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?
 
To be creative, learn new words, listen to different instrumentals, live life to the fullest for all of the inspiration you need, and never stop if you love it.
 
What’s your life like outside of music?
 
I’m basically locked down taking my lovely hair clients. Running a business and building my own music career takes all the time I basically have lol. 
 
Let the readers know where to find you online.
 
You can find me on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or lorinechia.com